Certification Exam Eligibility Requirements

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Information about the certification examination



Questions and Answers About Certification

Q. What's the difference between certification and licensure?

A. Licensure is a government requirement, granting permission to practice in a given profession. Certification is voluntary. An individual who seeks certification chooses to apply for measurement and recognition of competency.

Q.What are some of the benefits of certification?
A. The successful candidate receives an attractive pin, a certificate suitable for framing and the right to use the appropriate designation following his or her name. Today, many employers use certification as a factor in both hiring and annual review procedures. Other personal and professional benefits sometimes accrue, but vary widely among institutions. Many certified individuals however, believe that personal satisfaction and increased professionalism are the most important benefits of certification.

How will I get ready for the exam?
A. You already may know and use much of the material tested in your every day work. You should, of course, review the literature, or perhaps take a review course. A study group organized of individuals sitting for the exam together will help you study and will increase your confidence. Remember that the material included on the certification examination is material identified by your professional peers as relevant to and required for your daily practice.

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Important Dates - Home
Recertification Deadline: December 31, 2017

2017 Fall Exam Registration Window Closed :
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