Rolling applications or deadlines? Lessons learned by the Neonatal Therapy National Certification
Track: Credentialing Innovations
As a new organization, the Neonatal Therapy National Certification Board (NTNCB) has offered certification to occupational therapists, physical therapists and speech-language pathologists who provide specialized services to high-risk infants in the NICU. During the first 2 years, applications were accepted on a rolling basis using an online platform. After 2 years, the NTNCB switched to a biannual application process in which applications are due May 15th and November 15th each year, with the application portal opening 2 months ahead of each deadline. We will review data on applications within each process and discuss lessons learned.