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NCCT Tests

About NCCT

The National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT) is an independent credentialing organization that has tested healthcare professionals and instructors throughout the United States since 1989.  NCCT provides multiple qualifying paths for certification in the following roles:

  • ECG Technicians
  • Insurance & Coding Specialists
  • Medical Assistants
  • Medical Office Assistants
  • Phlebotomy Technicians

Testing Requirements

Applicants must be a high school graduate, or equivalent, and be a graduate of approved course of study in the area of desired certification. Online testing is offered each month. For more information, please call 805.579.6200, ext. 1624.


Application for testing must be submitted to NCCT at least two weeks prior to test date. 


Day of Test

Students must be in class at 9:00 am sharp for testing instructions. No admission after 9:00 am. Test immediately follows instructions. All examinations are approved for reimbursement by the Veteran's Administration.


Test fees must be paid directly to NCCT. Simi Institute collects sitting fee ONLY.

  • $119 - Exam fee for Medical Assistant, Medical Office Assistant, ECG Technician, Phlebotomy Technician, Insurance & Coding Specialist, Patient Care Technician, and Certified Postsecondary Instructor exams.
  • $199 - Exam fee for Tech in Surgery - Certified exams.
  • $35 - Sitting fee for Simi Institute (all examinees must pay this fee)

pay july 12 sitting fee

Pay August 9 Sitting fee

2024 Dates

Dates: January 12; February 9; March 8; April 12; May 10; June 14; July 12; August 9; September 13; October 11; November 15; December 13

Day: Friday

Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Room: 212