Why is Certification Important?

To Employers

  • Serves as a Quality Indicator
  • Maintains a workforce current in its field
  • Reduces Turnover Costs
  • Improves Hiring Decisions
    • National Registry
    • Ability Benchmark
  • Limits Liability and Reduces Insurance Premiums

To Employees

  • Certification promotes professional standards and improves the practice of Quality Assurance
  • Portability will enhance employment opportunities
  • Certification bestows acknowledgement, recognizes skills and instills pride


To The Public

  • Certification offers consumers a way to judge facilities and services
  • Certification protects the patient, as well as the profession and its providers, by ensuring that individuals who obtain the credentials have skills consistent with specific national standards and criteria.