Need or want to get certified yourself? As an instructor or administrator, be sure to follow the right steps to certification with this step-by-step process.
Note: This walkthrough is for instructors or administrators who are looking to earn their NHA certication. More information on the prodcee and eligibility requirements for any candidate are located in NHA's Candidate Handbook.
If you don't already have a personal (non-administrative) Candidate account, create one at NHANOW.com
Note: You will need to use a different email than what you have for your administrative login.
Pro Tip: Log out of your administrative account first to ensure that all saved logins or passwords won’t automatically populate. You can only be logged in as one user at a time.
During your account creation, select your affiliation as Registering Individually
Review the eligibility requirements and additional parameters to test as an instructor in the NHA Candidate Handbook
- Details are found on page 9
An instructor of an institution associated with NHA is eligible to sit for an NHA certification exam provided he/she:
The instructor must:
In addition, the instructor:
If your program or institution will be paying for your certification or preparation, connect with your NHA Representative to assist the payment process
When ready, follow the steps on your Candidate account to apply for your NHA Exam
Schedule your NHA exam with PSI through an on-site location or with Remote Testing
- You have a 6-month window from your application date to schedule and take your NHA Exam
Note: for additional help, see NHA’s other How-To resources on scheduling or rescheduling your PSI Exam, or additional resources Remote Testing
You will be notified within 3 business days of your exam score posting
- View your results in the Exam Results link on your navigation bar
NHA Certifications can be renewed every 2 years, maintain your certification with Continuing Education Credits through your Candidate login