About the NAHP Credentials
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Professionals earn these distinctions through a combination of education, training, and supervised clinical experience in the healthcare arena validated by their performance through the NAHP certification examinations.
The Nationally Registered Certified Dental Assistant (NRCDA) designation demonstrates to colleagues, patients, employers and the public at large that certified individuals have the medical knowledge and technical proficiency to assist dentists in health care practice settings.
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NRCDA, Dental Assistant Exam
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Proper Use of the Credential
NAHP’s certification marks represent the highest standards of excellence in the field of healthcare and are valuable assets of NAHP. Professionals authorized by NAHP to use its certification marks benefit from both our long history of high ethical and educational standards and the public recognition of NAHP’s certification marks as symbols of professional accomplishment.
After receiving official notification of the NAHP designation, meeting all eligibility requirements, and passing the examination, individuals may use their credential in all correspondence and professional relations. The credential is typically used after the certificant’s name following any academic degrees and licensure (e.g. Mary Smith, BS, NRCDA). If you hold multiple NAHP certifications, list them in order they were obtained, with the most recent first.
- John Doe is a Nationally Registered Certified Dental Assistant® certificant
- John Doe, Nationally Registered Certified Dental Assistant® certificant
- John and Jane Doe are Nationally Registered Certified Dental Assistant® certificants
- Nationally Registered Certified Dental Assistant®
- John Doe, NRCDA®
- ABC employs three Nationally Registered Certified Dental Assistant® professionals
- John Doe, CST
Each candidate is required to read & understand all of the policies and procedures in the candidate handbook.