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Psychiatric Aides

Certification Description
Patient Care Technicians--are patient care assistants who perform routine tasks under the supervision or either nursing or medical staff. They typically work in health care facilities (e.g. hospitals, residential care centers) rather than in private medical offices, and some may work as home health aides. They often help patients with activities of daily living (bathing, eating, walking, dressing) and they may assist with other procedures.

Certifying Organization
National Center for Competency Testing

Certification Details
● Education and Training Required? No
● Work Experience Required? No
● Oral or Written Exam Required? Yes
● Renewal Required? Every Year
● Renew through Continuing Educational Units (CEU)? Yes
● Renew through Re-Examination? No
● Renew through Continuing Professional Development (CPD)? No
● Does applicant have a choice of at least two options from above for renewal (CEU, CPD, or exam)? No

Nationally Certified Patient Care Technician Website

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