Every field is constantly evolving with new job responsibilities, regulations, and employer expectations. NWCA requires regular continuing education in order to keep your credentials current so that you can be sure you're up on the latest skills and developments in your field and employers can be certain of your commitment to professional development.  

NWCA credential-holders are required to complete a selection of Microcredentials related to their field of expertise. We've curated a list of essential and related skills for every NWCA industry so that you can choose from a variety of skills to showcase as part of your continuing education. Provided you earn at least 3 designated Microcredentials over consecutive 2-year periods, your credential will not expire.  

See the NWCA Handbook for more information.   


All NWCA Credential holders must complete continuing education requirements in order to maintain their credential.  



Select 3 Microcredentials related to your Industry and current credential to be completed over a 2-year period in order to keep your certification current.

  Professionalism in Healthcare   Becoming a Healthcare Professional   Professional Communication
  Leadership & Diversity   Cultural Diversity in the Healthcare Workplace   Becoming a Successful Student
  Office Policies & Procedures   Patient Scheduling   Medical Records Management
  The Medical Office Environment and Daily Operations   Anatomical Terms   Basic Math for Pharmacy
  Ensuring Patient Rights   Characteristics of Professionalism   Cultural Competence


  Promotional Strategy   Retail Strategic Planning   Understanding Consumers
  Communicating in the Technical Workplace   Investments   Accounting and the Business Environment
  Corporations   The Statement of Cash Flows   Using Statistics
  Master Budgets   Starting Your Career   Persuading Others
  Plain and Persuasive Writing   Presentation Development and the Web   Managing Ethical Challenges

  Public Health   The US Correctional System   Jails
  Emergency Communications & Technology   Globalization and Terrorism   Policing and the Law
  Federal Courts   Introduction to Criminal Procedure   The Court System
  The Constitutional Right to Trial by Jury   State and Federal Law Enforcement Agencies   Tort Law Foundations
  Will Preparation and Drafting   Civil Liberties in the Criminal Justice System   The Bill of Rights

  The Structure and Function of DNA   How Populations Evolve   The Evolution of Animals
  Population Ecology   Chemical Principles   Environmental Health and Toxicology
  Global Climate Change   Geology, Matter, and Energy   Environmental Policy
  Planetary Geology   Genomics   General Theory of Relativity
  Electric Current   Chemistry of Nucleic Acids   Viruses

  Public Relations   Social Work as a Profession   Advertising
  Social Policy   Human Rights and Social Justice   Social Work and Social Systems
  Listening Skills   Alfred Adler and Psychology   Helping Professions
  Health, Rehabilitation, and Mental Health   Current Drug Use in Society   Marijuana and Addiction Counseling
  Drug Laws and Regulations   Opium, Heroin, and Opioids   Media Ethics

  Prehistoric Art   Art of Ancient Egypt   Byzantine Art
  An Overview of Art   Painting   The Design Profession
  Art Appreciation and the Ancient World   The Principles of Design   Music Around the World
  The Elements of Music   Ethics and Moral Truths   Socrates and Plato
  Beethoven   Early Rennaissance   Sculpture

  Auto Measuring Systems and Tools   Automotive Service Careers   Intake and Exhaust Systems
  Auto Electrical Circuits   The Charging System   Heating & Air Conditioning
  Vehicle Emission Standards and Testing   Electronic Stability Control Systems   Tires and Wheels
  The Charging System   EVAP Systems