Yes. The Combination of Formal Education and an Apprenticeship (Route #4) will remain a valid route to eligibility and certification through the NCCAOM. This route allows an individual to marry formal education through an ACAOM accredited college, university, or other institution, and training through an apprenticeship program with one or more preceptors as outlined in the NCCAOM® Certification Handbook. For those applicants receiving their formal education outside the United States, the educational institution must meet the criteria specified by the NCCAOM for international education. These criteria can be found in the NCCAOM® Certification Handbook.
Articles in this section
- Which certifications are supported by NCCAOM?
- How did NCCAOM seek stakeholder input on eliminating Apprenticeship Route #3?
- Will applicants still be able to apply through a Combination Route of Formal Education and an Apprenticeship (Route #4)?
- How will this affect future apprentices who wish to take exams for licensure purposes after December 31, 2021?
- How will this affect current apprentices?
- When will the Apprenticeship Route #3 be eliminated?
- Why is the NCCAOM eliminating the Apprenticeship Route (#3) for eligibility in 2021?
- How do I prepare for exams?
- Can I just take the exams?
- When can I apply for certification?