Certification & Licensure

Certification and Licensure are essential for the demonstration of professional abilities and propensity for success in the Allied Health, Medical, and Nursing fields.

To this effect, medical licensure is required by law in all 50 states, and often times required at the Federal level as well.

NHCI™ credentials are issued by the National Medical Licensing Association™ (NMLA) under the auspices of the Federal Board of Medical Services. (See Title 20 U.S.C.).

Applicants must obtain an ATT (Authorization To Test) before submitting the application below.


Applications without an Authorization To Test will not be processed and refunds of fees paid on the basis of failing to first obtain an ATT will not be grounds for a refund of any amount.


NMLA certification and licensure is not available to all persons. Please note that NHCI is no longer accepting individual applications for credentialing, but any such applications must be submitted by an approved and NHCI-accredited educational institution (i.e. vocational, higher education, etc.), employer, or other approved partner organization.

To register, you will need your School Code, which can be obtained for your School Administrator or below. Applications received without the applicable School Code will not be processed.


NMLA certification and licensure renewals are currently processed through the orginal institute of attendance or application ( for first-time renewals). All subsequent renewals may be processed by contacting your dedicated Account Manager.

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