HM - Hospital Corpsman Basic

Job Description


Hospital Corpsman perform duties as assistants in the prevention and treatment of disease and injury and assist health care professionals in providing medical care to Navy and Marine Corps personnel of the operational forces, shore activities and other authorized beneficiaries. Function as clinical or specialty technicians, administrative personnel and health care providers at treatment facilities. Serve as battlefield corpsmen with the Marine Corps and Naval Construction Forces, rendering emergency medical treatment to include initial treatment in a combat environment. Qualified hospital corpsmen may be trained for assignment to Fleet Marine Forces, Naval Construction Forces, Special Forces, Fleet Hospitals, and at isolated duty stations where no medical officer is available.

There are 23 credentials closely related to the tasks performed in this Job that may be attainable as soon as Class "A" technical school has been completed. Sailors can take advantage of these credentialing opportunities shortly following their initial training. Select "< 1 Year" for the "Experience after 'A' School" filter in the "Related Credentials" section to view these credentials.

Voluntary Education

Voluntary Education

In addition to obtaining certifications in your field, voluntary education is another way to enhance job performance. Options for voluntary education include:

For help in making informed choices on schools, education programs, and using tuition assistance, see:


You can use the Engage My Career Tool on MilGears to enter personalized information to learn about degree programs related to your training and experience and next steps towards pursuing a degree.

Collateral Duty / Out of Rate Assignments

Navy collateral duties/out of rate assignments play a vital role in the day-to-day operations and duties that Officers and Enlisted Sailors perform. Certifications and licenses are also available in these collateral duties/out of rate assignments, so please go to the Collateral Duty/Out of Rate Assignments search feature (under the Navigator) and explore more opportunities to get certified.

Opportunities Related to Academic Degrees

Out of rate or designator requests for exam funding for credentials related to an earned academic degree or a semester course may also be funded if it can be directly related to an industry certification or state license.

For example, if you have a degree in Human Resources but are serving as a Culinary Specialist, you can get funding for a Professional in Human Resources (PHR) certification.

If the completed degree is not in the Sailor's Joint Service Transcript (JST), the Sailor must provide proof of completion with the Voucher Request Form, OPNAV 1500/57 for funding approval. The requested credential must be included on the Navy COOL website, and the Sailor must meet all other eligibility requirements.

As with any credential, you must meet all other eligibility criteria and the certification or license vendors' requirements.

Opportunities for Prior Rate or Designator Sailors

If you have cross-rated or redesignated, you now are eligible for certifications and licenses mapped to your prior rating or designator. The “Navy Bucks” icon on the Navy COOL page for your previous position/rate indicates which certifications and licenses may be funded.

As with any credential, you must meet all other eligibility criteria and the certification or license vendors' requirements.

Opportunities Related to Off-Duty or Command-Sponsored Training

If you can document that you have completed an on- or off-duty training course that fully prepares you for a civilian certification or license, you may now be eligible to have the credential exam funded.

For example, if you took a Command-sponsored Emergency Medical Technician course, you may be eligible for funding for an EMT Basic credential.

The requested credential must appear on Navy COOL, although it does not need to show the Navy Bucks icon to be funded.

College course completion must be annotated in your Joint Service Transcript. Formal off-duty or command-sponsored training should be visible in your Electronic Training Jacket (ETJ). In lieu of an ETJ entry (where training cannot be entered into the ETJ) you will need to submit some form of, proof of completion (a certificate of completion from the course/training is sufficient). If neither of the previously mentioned methods of validating proof of completion are available, then a command correspondence (such as a command letter, memo, or PG-13 form) describing the training along with the OPNAV 1500/57 Professional Certification and Licensing Voucher Request (COOL Voucher Request Form).

As with any credential, you must meet all other eligibility criteria and the certification or license vendors' requirements.

Opportunities for Navy Reservists

If you are a Navy Reservist, officer or enlisted, you may now be eligible for funding for credentials related to your civilian occupation. The certification or license must have relevance to the needs of the Navy, and must appear on Navy COOL, although it does not need to show the Navy Bucks icon to be funded.

To validate your civilian occupation, you will need a screen shot from Navy Standard Integrated Personnel System (NSIPS) showing the Civilian Occupational Code. Please send the NSIPS screenshot with your OPNAV 1500/57 Professional Certification and Licensing Voucher Request (COOL Voucher Request Form).

In lieu of NSIPS documentation you may also submit a command endorsed and executed NAVPERS 1070/613 (PG-13) Administrative Remarks form noting your civilian occupation along with your OPNAV 1500/57 Professional Certification and Licensing Voucher Request (COOL Voucher Request Form). You must sign the PG-13.

As with any credential, you must meet all other eligibility criteria and the certification or license vendors' requirements.

Prior Other-Service Occupation

If you are Navy (Active or Reserve), you may now be eligible for funding for credentials related to prior other-Service (Army, Air Force, Marine Corps, Coast Guard) occupation. The certification or license must have relevance to the needs of the Navy, and must appear on Navy COOL, although it does not need to show the Navy Bucks Navy Bucks icon icon to be funded.

To validate your prior other-Service occupation, you will need to provide Navy COOL with a document (e.g. DD-214; or Military Service School completion certificate; or other document) showing your other-Service occupation. Please send the document (scanned & emailed) with your OPNAV 1500/57 Professional Certification and Licensing Voucher Request (COOL Voucher Request Form).

As with any credential, you must meet all other eligibility criteria and the certification or license vendors' requirements.

Credentials Earned & Maintained Prior to Joining the Navy

If you are Navy (Active or Reserve), you may now be eligible for funding for credentials that were earned, and maintained, prior to entering the Navy. The certification or license must have relevance to the needs of the Navy, and must appear on Navy COOL, although it does not need to show the Navy Bucks Navy Bucks icon icon to be funded.

To validate your earned & maintained credential, you will need to provide Navy COOL with a scanned or emailed document (e.g. credential certificate document, screenshot from your credential dashboard, digital badge, etc…) showing the credential earned and maintained. Please send the document (scanned & emailed) with your OPNAV 1500/57 Professional Certification and Licensing Voucher Request (COOL Voucher Request Form).

As with any credential, you must meet all other eligibility criteria and the certification or license vendors' requirements.

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Advancement Next Generation Study Planner (NGSP) - beta

The Advancement Next Generation Study Planner (NGSP), currently in beta, is a Sailor-developed tool.

It can assist you with:
  • Organizing your Advancement Bibliography
  • Setting and achieving bibliography study goals
Functionality Notes:
  • Requires Microsoft Excel or equivalent spreadsheet application
  • When loading the spreadsheet, you will have to accept the prompts to allow the macro/scripts to run
  • Make sure you save changes as you update the spreadsheet
  • You can print your saved spreadsheet, or print to PDF

This tool is provided via the Navy’s Advancement Center. Questions, comments, or recommended changes can be sent to:

Exam Development and Bibliographies
COM: (850) 473-6110
DSN: 753-6110
SFLY_EXAM_QUESTION@navy.mil

FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS

A BIBLIOGRAPHY is provided by the Navy Advancement Center (NAC) to document the REFERENCES used by a subject matter expert (a Navy Chief in the rating) as the basis for writing the items on the Active Duty and Reserve Navy Advancement Exams. If a reference has been updated since the exam was created and differs from the reference listed here, the information in the updated reference will be used as the basis for scoring the exam.

General Exam FAQs     Bibliography FAQs

INQUIRIES CONCERNING

Exam Development and Bibliographies
COM: (850) 473-6110
DSN: 753-6110
SFLY_EXAM_QUESTION@navy.mil

General Advancement Information
COM: (850) 473-6148
DSN: 753-6148
SFLY_NAVY_ADVANCEMEN@navy.mil

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Renewal Period: 2 years

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Renewal Period: 5 years

The American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA), Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) is for professionals who work with physicians, performing a mix of clinical and administrative duties, mostly in ambulatory or outpatient settings. Clinical job responsibilities include but are not limited to taking medical histories, preparing patients for examinations, collecting and preparing laboratory specimens, performing basic laboratory tests, drawing blood, removing sutures, and changing dressings. Administrative duties include but are not limited to updating and filing patient medical records, coding and filling out insurance forms, scheduling appointments, arranging hospital admissions and laboratory services and handling correspondence, billing, and bookkeeping. Candidates must meet education requirement and pass a written exam.

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Renewal Period: 3 years

The American Medical Technologists (AMT), Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) certification is an entry-level credential for professionals who perform routine administrative and clinical tasks in medical setting especially offices and clinics. RMAs provide medical administrative support, liaise between doctors and the patients, and conduct a variety of clinical duties. Candidates for the RMA must meet educational and experiential requirements. Candidates must pass a written exam.
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Renewal Period: 2 years

The National Environmental Health Association (NEHA), Certified Professional - Food Safety (CP-FS) credential is for professionals whose primary responsibility is the protection and safety of food. The CP-FS, who is employed in any retail food environment, can be a quality control or assurance manager, facility manager, food-safe chemical supplier, or regulatory inspector/investigator.  Candidates must demonstrate the ability to conduct facility plan reviews, assess hazard analysis and critical control points (HACCP) plans or other risk-based food safety programs, examine and practice sanitation standard operating procedures for safety and efficacy, and know about causes and prevention of foodborne illnesses. Candidates must pass a written exam.

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Renewal Period: 2 years

National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians (NREMT), Emergency Medical Technicians (EMT) provide out of hospital emergency medical care and transportation for critical and emergent patients who access the emergency medical services (EMS) system. EMTs have the basic knowledge and skills necessary to stabilize and safely transport patients ranging from non-emergency and routine medical transports to life threatening emergencies. Emergency Medical Technicians function as part of a comprehensive EMS response system, under medical oversight. Emergency Medical Technicians perform interventions with the basic equipment typically found on an ambulance. Candidates must have successfully completed a state-approved EMT course that meets or exceeds the National Emergency Medical Services Education Standards for the Emergency Medical Technician, have a current CPR-BLS for Healthcare Providers or equivalent credential, and pass both a state-approved EMT psychomotor exam and the EMT cognitive exam.
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Renewal Period: 3 years

The American Medical Technologists (AMT), Registered Phlebotomy Technician (RPT) certification is an intermediate-level credential for individuals who obtain patient blood specimens by venipuncture or micro techniques. RPTs aid in the collection and transportation of laboratory specimens and may be involved with patient data entry. RPTs are also required to draw blood for transfusions, donations and research. Candidates for the RPT must meet educational and experiential requirements. Candidates must pass a written exam.
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Renewal Period: 2 years

The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), Certified Coding Specialist (CCS) credential is for professionals skilled in classifying medical data from patient records, hospitals or other types of healthcare settings. CCSs are masters of coding, creating coded data used by hospitals and medical providers to be reimbursed by insurance companies or government programs such as Medicare and Medicaid. CCSs review patient records and assign numeric codes for each diagnosis and procedure, possess expertise in the ICD-9-CM and CPT coding systems, and are knowledgeable about medical terminology, disease processes, and pharmacology. Candidates must meet one of several eligibility requirement options and pass a written exam.
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Renewal Period: 1 year

The National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT), National Certified Medical Assistant (NCMA) credential is for allied healthcare professionals who perform a variety of administrative and/or clinical tasks. Administrative duties include scheduling appointments, bookkeeping, maintaining patient records, and billing and insurance processing. Clinical functions encompass but are not limited to patient care and preparation, ECG, pharmacology, and phlebotomy. Candidates must meet a combination of experience and education requirements. Candidates must pass a written exam.
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Renewal Period: 1 year

The National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT), National Certified Medical Office Assistant (NCMOA) are allied health professionals that perform a variety of medical office administrative duties. NCMOAs are responsible for front office functions including scheduling, handling medical records, managing finances, and communicating with patients, healthcare professionals and third-party payers. Candidates must meet a combination of experience and education requirements. Candidates must pass a written exam.
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Renewal Period: 1 year

The National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT), National Certified Phlebotomy Technician (NCPT) credential is for healthcare workers who obtain patient specimens. NCPTs must maintain patient safety and confidentiality while performing venipuncture, micro-collection, and specimen processing and handling. Candidates must meet a combination of experience and education requirements. Candidates must pass a written exam.

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Renewal Period: 1 year

The National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT), National Certified Insurance and Coding Specialist (NCICS) credential is for professionals who provide medical billing and coding services to medical practices. NCICSs produce and submit claims to insurance companies and to patients. Candidates must meet a combination of experience and education requirements. Candidates must pass a written exam.

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Renewal Period: 1 year

The National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT), National Certified Patient Care Technician (NCPCT) is for allied health professionals providing direct patient care. NCPCTs are responsible for basic nursing assistant tasks including obtaining patient vital signs and other data, helping with activities of daily living, performing ECGs and phlebotomy tasks, and communicating with healthcare teams and with patients. Candidates must meet a combination of experience and education requirements. Candidates must pass a written exam.
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Renewal Period: 3 years

The American Society for Clinical Pathology (ASCP), Phlebotomy Technician, PBT(ASCP) is an entry level certification that validates technicians ability and knowledge to adhere to laboratory safety protocols and infection control, and explain the blood drawing procedure to the patients. Phlebotomy Technicians works under the general supervision of a medical doctor, licensed healthcare practitioner, or laboratory supervisor. Candidates must pass a written exam.
Click here to go to Certified Coding Associate (CCA) COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 2 years

The American Health Information Management Association (AHIMA), Certified Coding Associate (CCA) is an entry-level credential that validates a professional’s coding competency across all settings, including both hospitals and physician practices.  CCAs demonstrate an understanding of Clinical Classification Systems, Reimbursement Methodologies, Health Records and Data Content, Compliance, Information Technologies and Confidentiality, and Privacy. Candidates must meet an educational requirement and pass a written exam.
Click here to go to Certified Medical Administrative Specialist (CMAS) COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 3 years

The American Medical Technologists (AMT), Certified Medical Administrative Specialist (CMAS) certification is an entry-level credential for individuals who perform medical administrative work. CMASs work includes and is not limited to managing medical records, processing insurance information, coding and billing, handling other relevant medical information, and completing and supporting other office management tasks. Medical administrative specialists provide support to medical offices, clinics and hospitals. Medical administrative specialists are aware of clinical and technical concepts required to coordinate administrative office functions in healthcare settings. Candidates must meet minimum education, experience, and/or prerequisite requirements. Candidates must pass a written exam.
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Renewal Period: 2 years

The National Healthcareer Association (NHA), Certified EKG Technician (CET) is an entry-level credential for allied healthcare professionals. EKG Technicians perform or prepare patients for diagnostic tests related to the heart. These include EKGs, holter monitoring, and stress testing. Applicants must meet a combination of education, education and/or training requirements. Applicants must pass a written exam.
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Renewal Period: 2 years

The National Healthcareer Association (NHA), Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) is an intermediate-level allied health care professional credential. CCMAs specialize in procedures commonly performed in ambulatory health care settings, assisting physicians, nurse practitioners, and physician assistants with clinical and administrative duties. Most CMAs work in medical offices, clinics, urgent care centers and may work in general medicine or specialty practices. Applicants must meet a combination of education, experience, and/or training requirements. Applicants must pass a written exam.
Click here to go to Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 2 years

The National Healthcare Association (NHA), Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) is an entry-level credential for healthcare professionals who provide customer service for patients. CMAAs review and answer practice correspondence, operate computer systems to accomplish office tasks, answer calls, schedule appointments, greet patients, maintain files, update and maintain patient and other practice-specific information, and coordinate operation reports such as time and attendance. Candidates must meet training and experience requirements and pass a written exam.
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Certified Phlebotomist Technologist (CPT) is an entry-level certification. Phlebotomy is the act of drawing blood either for testing or transfusion. It is a skill employed by physicians and many professionals in allied health fields, including medical assistants, paramedics, and clinical laboratory scientists. Phlebotomists collect blood primarily by performing venipuncture and, for collection of minute quantities of blood, fingersticks. Blood may be collected from infants by means of a heel stick. Specially trained phlebotomists collect arterial blood samples from the radial artery of the wrist or brachial artery in the antecubital area (bend in the arm). Additional information including testing and experience requirements are available from the certifying agencies web site.
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Renewal Period: varies by State

The National Council of State Boards of Nursing, Inc. (NCSBN), National Council Licensure Examination for Registered Nurses (NCLEX-RN) tests knowledge, abilities, and skills essential to the safe and effective practice of entry-level nursing. Nursing regulatory bodies (NRB) use the results to help make licensure and registration decisions. Each state requires licensure candidates to meet set requirements that include passing NCLEX-RN examination and education/training from the state-approved nursing school. Individual states administer NCLEX-RN exam to qualifying candidates. Candidates must refer to their state Board of Nursing for details about requirements, the application process, and the fees involved in sitting for the NCLEX-RN licensure exam.
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Renewal Period: varies

The National Council of State Boards of Nursing, Inc. (NCSBN), National Council Licensure Examination for Practical/Vocational Nurses (NCLEX-PN) tests knowledge, abilities, and skills essential to the safe and effective practice of entry-level nursing. Nursing regulatory bodies (NRB) use the results to help make licensure and registration decisions. Each state requires licensure candidates to meet set requirements that include passing NCLEX-PN examination and education/training from the state-approved nursing school. Individual states administer NCLEX-PN exam to qualifying candidates. Candidates must refer to their state Board of Nursing for details about requirements, the application process, and the fees involved in sitting for the NCLEX-PN licensure exam.
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Renewal Period: 2 years

The National Healthcareer Association (NHA), Certified Patient Care Technician/Assistant (CPCT/A) is an entry-level certification for allied healthcare professionals who assist with the critical day-to-day care of patients. CPCT/As work with doctors, nurses, and other healthcare professionals to provide direct patient care. Some of the tasks that CPCT/As perform in their work include bathing, feeding, providing catheter care, acquiring, distributing, and administering patient care supplies, performing safety checks and ensuring cleanliness in patient rooms, accommodating special needs of patients, obtaining EKG readings and monitor vital signs, performing phlebotomy procedures, providing emotional support to patients and families, particularly coping with grief and death. CPCT/A applicants must meet a combination of education and experience requirements. Applicants must pass a written exam.
Click here to go to Radiology Certified Coder COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 2 years

The Radiology Coding Certification Board (RCCB), Radiology Certified Coder (RCC) credential, the only coding certification specific to the radiology field, encourages professional growth and formally recognizes coders who meet the RCCB requirements. The RCC demonstrates the coder’s competence in coding domains, including radiology terminology and anatomy, ethical issues, current procedural terminology, and international classification of diseases. Candidates must pass a written exam.
Click here to go to Certified Electronic Health Record Specialist (CEHRS) COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 2 years

The National Healthcareer Association (NHA), Certified Electronic Health Record Specialist (CEHRS) is an entry-level certification for allied healthcare professionals with work responsibilities that involve securing and assuring complete and accurate patient care data. CEHRS' audit patient records for compliance, abstract clinical information for reports, perform basic coding to submit reimbursement claims, process Release of Information (ROI) requests for medical records, and support a variety of other health record-related activities. Applicants are required to meet education and experience requirements and must pass a written exam.
Click here to go to Certified Billing and Coding Specialist (CBCS) COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 2 years

The National Healthcareer Association (NHA), Certified Billing & Coding Specialist (CBCS) credential qualifies professionals to provide a service that is essential to hospitals, physician offices, surgery centers, nursing homes, dental offices, home healthcare agencies, mental health facilities, insurance companies, and consulting firms. CBCSs keep the healthcare industry moving efficiently by gathering and reviewing patient information, verifying required documentation before patients are released, preventing fraud/abuse by auditing billing, assigning codes for diagnoses and procedures, submitting claims for reimbursement, and coaching healthcare providers to achieve optimal reimbursement. Candidates must pass a written exam.
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Renewal Period: 1 year

The American Board of Wound Management (ABWM), Certified Wound Care Associate (CWCA) certification demonstrates specialized knowledge in wound management. Candidates must have a minimum of three years of wound care related experience. The CWCA is available to associate degree RNs, LPNs, LVNs, PTAs, all certified healthcare assistants, healthcare administrators, dieticians, sales and marketing professionals, and academic researchers. Candidates must possess a full and unrestricted professional license in at least one state, and in all states in which the candidate currently practices. Candidates must successfully complete the eligibility review and pass a written exam.
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Renewal Period: 3 years

The American Medical Technologists (AMT), Certified Medical Laboratory Assistant (CMLA) credential is an entry-level certification for professionals who perform, or assist in performing, clinical laboratory and administrative tasks. CMLAs work in a variety of medical settings including but not limited to hospitals, independent reference laboratories, and physicians' offices. CMLAs conduct and support routine medical laboratory tests for the diagnosis, treatment, and prevention of disease. Candidates must meet educational and experiential requirements. Candidates pass a written exam.
Click here to go to National Nurse Aide Assessment Program (NNAAP) COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: varies

The National Council of State Boards of Nursing (NCSBN), National Nurse Aide Assessment Program (NNAAP) validates the competencies of entry-level nurse aides/nursing assistants (NAs). Candidates must pass an exam consisting of two components: a written or oral portion and a skills demonstration portion. Successful candidates have their names added to the state nurse aide registry, which is currently used in 25 jurisdictions. The state registry assures employers that the potential hire has met the federal and state employment requirements. Every state has its own curriculum and program requirements for the nurse aide program. Program contact information can be found on the Nurse Aide Registries.
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Renewal Period: 2 years

The American Society of Anesthesia Technologists and Technicians (ASATT), Certified Anesthesia Technologist (Cer.A.T.T.) is an allied health professional credential for professinals who assist anesthesia providers. As members of anesthesia care teams, Cer.A.T.T.s focus on fundamental and advanced clinical procedures to deliver safe and efficient care of patients receiving anesthesia. Cer.A.T.T.s support stages of care relevant to the acquisition, preparation, and application of various types of equipment required for the delivery of anesthesia. Candidates for the Cer.A.T.T. must meet prerequisite and education/training requirements. Candidates must pass a written exam.
Click here to go to Clinical Medical Assistant Certification (CMAC) COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 2 years

The American Medical Certification Association (AMCA), Clinical Medical Assistant Certification (CMAC) in an entry-level medical assisting credential suited to professionals working in patient care. CMACs have a variety of job responsibilities that include medical and administrative tasks depending on State Law. Some common tasks of a CMACs include; taking a patient's history, preparing an examination room, assisting physicians during examinations, preparing and transporting specimens, preparing a patient for an EKG, filing and front desk responsibilities. Candidates must be 18 years of age. Candidates must meet education along with either experience or training requirements. Candidates must pass a written exam. 

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Renewal Period: 3 years

The Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH), Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator (CHSE) certification is for individuals who perform healthcare simulation in the educator role. CHSE applicants must participate in healthcare simulation in an educational role, and demonstrate focused simulation expertise with learners in undergraduate, graduate, allied health, or healthcare practitioners. Applicants must also pass a written exam. 

Click here to go to Certified Healthcare Simulation Operations Specialists (CHSOS) COOL Snapshot page.

Renewal Period: 3 years

The Society for Simulation in Healthcare (SSH), Certified Healthcare Simulation Operations Specialist (CHSOS) certification is for individuals who perform healthcare simulation in the operations specialist role. CHSOS applicants must participate in healthcare simulation in an operations role, demonstrate focused simulation expertise with learners in undergraduate, graduate, allied health, or healthcare practitioners, possess a bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience, and document two years of experience in a healthcare simulation operations role. Applicants must also pass a written exam.
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Renewal Period: 5 years

The Transportation Security Administration (TSA), Transportation Worker Identification Credential (TWIC), while not formally a license or certification in and of itself, is required by the Maritime Transportation Security Act for workers who need access to secure areas of the nation's maritime facilities and vessels. TSA conducts a security threat assessment (background check) to determine a person's eligibility and issues the credential. U.S. citizens and immigrants in certain immigration categories may apply for the credential.

In Demand

This certification is considered in demand. The U.S. Department of Labor sponsored CareerOneStop's analysis indicates the certification is frequently mentioned in online job postings.

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Navy Bucks

Credential voucher or reimbursement for credential exam, re-certification, or maintenance fee has been approved for payment through the Navy's Credential Program Office. To get a voucher request form, click Menu at the top of any page, then click "2 Complete Voucher and Apply" under Credentialing Steps.

Gap Analysis

The credential requirements have been compared to military training.

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GI Bill®

Reimbursement for exam fees has been approved for payment through the GI Bill.

Note: GI Bill approval data is updated quarterly. For the latest information, visit the WEAMS Licenses/Certifications Search page. Make sure to select "Both" in the LAC Category Type drop-down before searching.

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Credential is related to some tasks associated with the duties of the rating (at least one critical task but less than 80%)

Most

Credential is directly related to most of the major duties associated with the rating (at least 80%)

Other

Credential is related to this military occupation, but is more advanced or specialized and therefore will likely require additional education, training, or experience

High

Highly attainable: Credential is related to the duties performed within the military occupation, the minimum education requirement = HS or less and/or minimum experience = 2 years or less experience and no additional requirements.

Medium

Moderate ease of attainment: Credential is related to the duties performed within the military occupation, the minimum education requirement = Associate's and/or prerequisite and/or minimum experience = more than 2 years and less than 10 years of experience.

Low

May be difficult to attain: Credential is related to the duties performed within the military occupation, the minimum education requirement is a Bachelor's degree, and/or minimum experience is 10 or more years.

Most – Tasks in these careers match most duties of the military job or specialty (approximately 80% or greater)
Some – Tasks in these careers match some duties of the military job or specialty (greater than 20% but less than 80%)
Bright Outlook – new job opportunities are very likely in the future for this job

Registered Apprenticeship

An apprenticeship program is registered with the U.S. Department of Labor. Go to the Apprenticeship Finder and enter career path or location to find apprenticeship opportunities.

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