We want to assure you that our whole team remains invested in your success, as well as in that of your programs, your learners and staff.
Effective Tuesday, May 19, NHA is excited to announce that LRP is now an available testing option for your candidates, allowing them to securely take NHA’s eight nationally accredited certification exams remotely from their homes.
With LRP, you can provide your candidates a safe, socially distanced testing option under the secure virtual supervision of a third party live remote proctor—provided by our partner, PSI—relieving your institution of the burden of proctoring or needing to wait for testing centers to re-open.
Candidates may begin registering for and scheduling their LRP exams if your institution is set up for LRP as a testing modality (see “Latest Updates” section below for details).
Helpful Resources on LRP:
Utilize Live Remote Proctoring (LRP),
beginning May 19th
Third Party Testing Centers/PSI Update
Here is the latest information we have from our third-party testing center, PSI, regarding physical testing center availability. NHA will also post regular updates here as we receive them.
PSI currently anticipates re-opening nearly 75% of its US testing centers on Friday, May 1, 2020, and will continue to depend on state, city, and county government guidance. As sites reopen, they will continue meeting social distancing and health and safety requirements, which means they will be operating at 50% seat capacity. Additional sites will come online over the next few weeks and PSI will be updating its website to reflect the latest status of these test centers here.
PSI has provided a frequently asked questions document regarding the safety and sanitation procedures that will be employed to ensure all candidates and test center administrators are safe. The document can be found here.
Rescheduling exams with PSI
Effective immediately, candidates can reschedule up to and including the day of testing at no penalty and no documentation required. NOTE: In most cases, candidates can reschedule their examinations on-line and they are encouraged to do so. If a candidate chooses to reschedule through PSI's candidate support call center, they may experience longer than usual wait times under the current circumstances.
CPT and CET eligibility modifications during COVID-19
NHA appreciates all you are doing to help your students access a better future, even during a time that has presented unique challenges. Here are the latest updates on CET and CPT eligibility requirements during COVID-19. Click here to read the full overview.
If you would like to learn more about this extension and pursue implementation for your institution, please complete this addendum and then contact your NHA representative.
Live Study Session: CPhT Exam PrepRECORDED 5/12/20: This video presents a virtual study session with pharmacy technician subject matter experts - Jeremy Sasser, BA, CPhT and Megan Reed, CPhT. During this session, Jeremy and Megan will answer live and pre-submitted questions about best ways to prepare for the CPhT certification exam.
The New Normal Playbook
In this webinar, we talk about the changing landscape of health systems in response to COVID-19. Including; Workflow, staffing solutions, virtual visits and staff morale. The continuing education quiz will be available on May 29.
Live Remote Proctoring:
An Alternative Delivery Method
for Certification Exams
Here, we provide administrators a brief overview of the NHA suite of pharmacy technician product solutions.