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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.

NCCT Tests

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:

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

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. Available online at


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)

2022 Dates

Dates: January 14; February 18; March 18; April 22; May 27; June 10; July 15; August 19; September 16; October 14; November 18; December 16

Day: Friday

Time: 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Room: 212