NAHUC Certification and Recertification

Certification: The First Step

The first step is to read the Health Unit Coordinator Certification Exam Candidate Handbook. An outline of the material to be tested, a list of study materials, and sample test questions are included in the candidate handbook. The exam questions are based on the certification exam content outline created from the national job task analysis.

Certification

The National Association of Health Unit Coordinators, Inc. (NAHUC) provides professional standards of practice, education and ethics for unit coordinators. In the ever-changing field of health care, how can we validate we are current? Certification is the answer. For more than 30 years, certification as a health unit coordinator by the NAHUC Certification Board provides proof to employers, other health care professionals and our customers that we have demonstrated the essential knowledge and skills in areas of health unit coordinating. Certification provides evidence that health unit coordinators are qualified and that the facility supports and encourages staff to continuously improve their performance.

 

  • The content outline of the exam lists all the topics where the test questions come from.
  • There is a list of study resources published in the exam candidate handbook.
  • NAHUC offers a 50-item practice test to assist you in assessing your current skill level and prepare for the exam.
  • NAHUC offers four learning modules in areas of the exam content.

Recertification Manual and Application

Recertification

  • Certification is granted for three years. To maintain certification status, one must recertify during the third year following initial certification and every three years thereafter.
  • Recertification requires an on-going education component of a minimum of 36 hours every three years that shows one is staying abreast of the changes in the industry and actively participating in professional growth and development.