1. National Career Certification Board

Based in Henderson, Nevada, the National Career Certification Board (NCCB) provides entry-level certification for the career training industry, creating and conducting exams in the industries of allied health, green technology, cannabis, professional coaching, and other professional fields. 

Partnered with ProctorU, a live online proctoring service that lets exam takers complete certification exams at home, NCCB offers some degree of variety and flexibility with its certification model. 

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The Good

  • Practice Exams
  • Unique Certifications Offered 

Practice Exams 

NCCB lets you purchase practice exams prior to taking a career certification test. The “Practice Exams Only” option allows you to take six practice exams to prepare for certification. With each practice exam, 30 questions are randomly selected from past and current certification exams. With a practice exams purchase of $19.95, you have access to two practice exams that can be taken three times each. 

Unique Certifications Offered 

NCCB offers the following certifications: 

Allied health careers

  • Certified Animal Care Worker (CACW)
  • Certified Dental Office Assistant (CDOA)
  • Certified Mental Health Technician (CMHT)
  • Certified Physical Therapy Aide Specialist (CPTAS)
  • Certified Veterinary Office Assistant (CVOA)

Cannabis careers

  • Certified Cannabis Budtender (CCBT)
  • Certified Cannabis Dispensary Management (CCDM)
  • Certified Cannabis Edibles Professional (CCEP)
  • Certified Cannabis Horticulture Specialist (CCHS)

Green technology careers 

  • Certified Renewable Energy Specialist (CRES)
  • Certified Sustainability Specialist (CSS)

Professional careers

  • Certified Administrative Assistant (CAA)
  • Certified Catering Associate (CCA)
  • Certified Child Care Worker (CCCW)
  • Certified Event Planning Specialist (CEPS)
  • Certified Floral Design Associate (CFDA)
  • Certified Interior Decorating Specialist Certification (CIDS)
  • Certified Wedding Planning Professional (CWPP)

Professional coaching careers

  • Certified Health & Fitness Coach (CHFC)
  • Certified Life Skills Coach (CLSC)
  • Certified Nutritional Coach (CNC)
  • Certified Stress Management Coach (CSMC)
  • Certified Wellness Coach (CWC)

The Bad

  • Entry-Level Only 

Entry-Level Only 

NCCB offers only entry-level career certification courses. Job seekers looking to rapidly advance in a career may find these entry-level courses inadequate in providing the training they need. 

In addition, NCCB does not offer any certification courses in the field of technology.

The Bottom Line

For being a small e-learning company, the National Career Certification Board offers an impressive number of certifications, including several unique ones. However, it’s unclear how effective NCCB certifications are in accelerating career advancement since all certifications are entry-level.

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