Healthcare Certification

Healthcare certification programs must maintain the highest quality standards while delivering a simple, secure, and convenient candidate experience. With increasing rates of technological innovations and advancements in evidence-based medicine, it is increasingly important for certifying bodies in healthcare to keep pace and ensure their certificants maintain the necessary competence to practice.

PSI provides healthcare organizations (including nursing, allied health, and dental, among others) with comprehensive certification program services and superior support backed by over 75 years of innovative testing experience.

How does PSI help?

Build Better Exams

With a wealth of knowledge and unparalleled understanding of accreditation standards, you can trust our team of psychometricians to guide you through every stage of your test development and measurement needs.
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Enhance the Candidate Experience

Put your candidates at ease with a certification process that’s fair, simple, and supported with around-the-clock access to our responsive candidate service team.
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Offer Secure Test Delivery Options

Whether you choose to administer your exams in our extensive network of owned-and-operated test centers or through our remote proctoring process, your exams are delivered securely to protect intellectual property and candidate identity.
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Achieve and Maintain Accreditation

We have worked with hundreds of healthcare organizations to develop, maintain, and strengthen their certification programs. We have helped numerous healthcare programs achieve and maintain third-party accreditation, including the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA), Accreditation Board for Specialty Nursing Certification (ABSNC), and ISO/IEC 17024 (via ANSI or IAS).

Customer Success Story

“What PSI brings to the table is their work with so many other professions … anything we come up with to throw at PSI, there’s someone on their staff that already has an answer. That broad base of experience is really invaluable to us.”

– Ben Price, National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA), CEO

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Learn More about Our Flexible Testing Platform

PSI Dimensions™ is a robust testing platform that handles everything from item banking and authoring to test delivery and reporting.

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Customer Success Story:

The National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA) need to certify Surgical Technologists and Surgical First Assistants to ensure candidates meet the national standard and have acquired the mandated theoretical and practical knowledge. With over 12,000 candidates each year from all corners of the US, the NBSTSA need to create rigorous tests that are geographically accessible.

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Evidence Based Medicaine

Study: Evidence-Based Medicine and
Contemporary Certification

The aim of this study was to adjudicate class of recommendation (COR) and level of evidence (LOE) for the ABVM endovascular examination and establish an additional feedback mechanism for examination improvement based on contemporary evidence-based guidelines.

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Comparative Study

Study: A Comparative Study of
Proctored Exams

This paper describes a quasi-experimental field study carried out with three professional licensing examinations administered concurrently at different test sites that offered either onsite proctoring in testing centers or remote online proctoring in computer kiosks where the testing was proctored via Internet-connected video communication and surveillance.

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