National Healthcareer Association (NHA)
Call (800) 499-9092 to reach the Help Center.
We direct our students to take the NHA certification exam at PSI, a local third-testing site, after completion. You also have the opportunity to take the exam through live remote proctoring at the location of your choice.
Oregon Medical Training's programs will provide you with the knowledge and skills required for you to qualify to take the NHA's certification exam. This opportunity is for new upcoming phlebotomists, pharmacists and EKG technicians. By successfully passing our program and the NHA certification exam, you will become a healthcare professional certified in the state of Oregon.
Graduate students are required to first create an NHA account by using an email and password to register. You may use our school as your institution, but it is not required since we are no longer proctoring the NHA certification exam. By registering our school, we can send results to your instructors for them to review how well the class did on average.
Requirements for eligibility to take NHA certification exam
Our training programs specifically train you to prepare for the NHA certification exam. Here is what is needed for you to be eligible:
Phlebotomy — Each candidate for the CPT certification must be able to provide evidence that he/she has successfully performed a minimum of 30 venipunctures and 10 capillary sticks on live individuals. Alternatively: the candidate must complete one year of supervised work experience in a phlebotomy technician field within the last three years. All candidates must possess a high school diploma or GED/high school equivalency (for at least 60 days).
EKG — Each candidate for the CET certification must be able to provide evidence that he/she has successfully performed a minimum of 10 EKGs on live individuals. Alternatively: the candidate must complete one year of supervised work experience in an EKG technician field within the last three years. All candidates must possess a high school diploma or GED/high school equivalency (for at least 60 days).
Pharmacy — Each candidate for the CPhT certification must be able to provide evidence that he/she has successfully worked for one year with at least 1,200 hours of supervised pharmacy-related work within the last three years. Alternatively: the candidate must complete a pharmacy technician training or education program within the last five years. All candidates must possess a high school diploma or GED/high school equivalency (for at least 60 days).
PSI Testing Site Capacity
Each PSI testing site has a maximum capacity for specific hours of the day. In this case, students will most likely not be taking the exam with their classmates, but instead with random students also interested in obtaining their certificate alongside you.
You may view several Oregon site locations (with directions) below:
Find your testing center.
Eugene PSI Testing Center
1955 Empire Park Drive, Suite #1, Eugene, OR 97402
Bend PSI Testing Center
325 NW Vermont St #106, Bend, OR 97701
Frequently asked questions.
For the most accurate representation of the National Healthcareer Association's most frequently asked questions, we advise you to closely view the NHA website for updates and changes. We also direct students to use the Help Center by calling (800) 499-9092.
What COVID-19 security measures are PSI taking to resume operations following COVID-19 exposures?
PSI's Testing Center Network has resumed operations following COVID-19 closures. PSI has implemented a number of security measures, including but not limited to those listed below, to encourage safe distancing and promote the health and well-being of our customers, our teams, and the global community who relies on PSI’s Test Center Network.
Candidate Health Questionnaire: Candidates are required to complete a health questionnaire related to possible COVID-19 exposure and present it when they arrive at the PSI test center.
Enhanced Cleaning: High-touch areas, including but not limited to keyboards, desktops, chair handles, check-in stations, door handles, and writing instruments are sanitized after each use.
Face Coverings: Face coverings are required for all Candidates and Test Center Administrators during the entire testing experience.
Additional Space: We encourage physical distancing throughout check-in and testing areas and have adapted the testing areas to accommodate additional space where able.
PSI is continuing to monitor our partner sites around the world, and we will adhere to the latest safety procedures based on various international, state, and local Orders and guidelines and CDC and WHO recommendations.
Where can I determine if I am eligible to take the certification exam?
Make sure you're qualified to sit for the NHA certification exam. Take the quiz to see if you qualify today.
What is the cost for the CPT and CET certification exams?
The range of cost is approximately $117.00 - $120.00 per exam. Oregon Medical Training never pays for student's certification exam as an exam fee is not included within the minimum deposit or tuition costs.
What do students need to bring to testing sites?
Online Exams at your institution: bring a current government-issued photo ID.
Paper Exams at your institution: bring a current government-issued photo ID.
Online Exams at PSI: bring a current government-issued photo ID.
Note: The name on your photo ID is required to match the name you are registered under — exactly.
How can I reschedule my exam if I am testing through PSI?
To reschedule an exam scheduled at a PSI testing center, you must call PSI (833-537-1330) at least 24 hours prior to your scheduled exam time. If you do not reschedule your exam at least 24 hours before your scheduled exam time, the cost of your exam is forfeited and you must register and repurchase the exam.
How long can I wait until I am ineligible to take the NHA exam?
You must possess a high school diploma or equivalent, such as a General Education Development test (GED) or other equivalency test recognized by the candidate's state of residency, or a diploma and official transcript reflecting equivalent education as evaluated by the American Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers for secondary education (if documents are not in English, a translation into English from a translation service approved in the United States for legal or government documents must be available upon request). Candidates that do not currently meet this requirement but will be able to do so within twelve months may be eligible for a Provisional Certification.
You must successfully complete a training program or have relevant work experience as described below:
Training Program: Candidates must successfully complete a training program in the health field covered by the NHA certification exam offered by an accredited or state-recognized institution or provider.
Military: Formal medical services training in the health field covered by the NHA certification exam offered by any branch of the U.S. Military fulfills the Training Program. Candidates whose date of graduation or completion from their training program is five years or more prior to the date of application also must have relevant work experience as described below.
Work Experience: Candidates must have at least one (1) year of supervised work experience in the health field covered by the NHA certification exam within the past three (3) years.
When do I get my exam results?
Online Exams at an institution: Results are available immediately after your test.
Paper Exams at an institution: Results will be available within 48 business hours of being received by NHA.
Online Exams at PSI: Results will be available within 48 business hours of your exam.
How do I get my exam results?
You will receive an email notification when your results are available within the certification portal. For confidentiality, the notification email will not include your exam score. Once your exam results are available, you can view them by logging into your certification portal account and clicking the Results tab.
Where are NHA certifications sent?
Certifications, certification wallet cards and score results are confidential and are provided directly to candidates. Confidential information is not disclosed without the student’s permission. Information that is not considered confidential and may be shared with schools or employers includes certification status, certification number and the current status of a certification. NHA provides your institution with reporting that summarizes the pass rate of your students along with state and national average pass rates for comparative reference.
What is the NHA's refund policy?
There are no refunds offered on certification exams unless the scheduled exam date is canceled by NHA. However, exams may be rescheduled within 6 months of the original exam date at no additional cost. Exams are non-refundable and non-transferable and must be taken by the person who is registered for the exam. All sales of study materials, study guides, packages, practice assessments, and any other product are final. There are no refunds offered on NHA study materials.