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Credential Name Type Certifying Body
(MR) Magnetic Resonance Imaging Certification American Registry of Radiologic Technologists
(N) Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification American Registry of Radiologic Technologists
(QIHC) Qualification for Immunohistochemistry Certification National Society for Immunohistochemistry
(R) Radiography Certification American Registry of Radiologic Technologists
(RT) Registered Technologist Certification American Registry of Radiologic Technologists
ACCNS-AG Advanced Critical Care Clinical Nurse Specialist – Adult-Gerontology Certification American Association of Critical-Care Nurses Certification Corporation
ACE ® Personal Trainer Certification/Group Fitness Instructor Certification - Advanced Health & Fitness Specialist/ACE Lifestyle & Weight Management Consultant Certification American Council on Exercise
ACHPN® Advance Certified Hospice and Palliative Nurse  Certification National Board for Certification of Hospital and Palliative Nurses
ACM Accredited Case Manager Certification American Case Management Association
ACNP Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Licensure American Nurses Credentialing Center - ANCC/Tennessee Department of Health: Board of Nursing
ACNP-BC Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Licensure American Nurses Credentialing Center - ANCC/Tennessee Department of Health: Board of Nursing
ACNPC® Acute Care Nurse Practitioner Licensure American Association of Critical Care Nurses Certification Corporation/Tennessee Department of Health: Board of Nursing
ACNS-BC Adult Clinical Nurse Specialist Licensure American Nurses Credentialing Center - ANCC/Tennessee Department of Health: Board of Nursing
ACRN AIDS Certified Registered Nurse Certification HIV/AIDS Nursing Certification Board 
ACSM Certified Personal Trainer; Exercise Specialist; Clinical Exercise Specialist; Health/Fitness Instructor; Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologist Certification American College of Sports Medicine
ACSW Academy of Certified Social Workers Affiliation Academy of Certified Social Workers
AE-C Certified Asthma Educator Certification National Asthma Educator Certification Board
AEMT   Emergency Medical Technician- Advanced Licensure National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians
AGNP-BC Adult-Gerontology Nurse Practitioner-Board Certified Certification American Nurses Credentialing Center - ANCC/Tennessee Department of Health: Board of Nursing
AHI Associate Healthcare Interpreter Certification © National Council on Interpreting in Health Care
AHN-BC Advanced Holistic Nurse Board Certified Certification American Holistic Nurses’ Credentialing Board
ANP Adult Nurse Practitioner Licensure American Nurses Credentialing Center - ANCC/Tennessee Department of Health: Board of Nursing
ANP-BC Adult Nurse Practitioner Licensure American Nurses Credentialing Center - ANCC/Tennessee Department of Health: Board of Nursing
ANRP Advanced Registered Nurse Practitioner Licensure American Nurses Credentialing Center - ANCC/Tennessee Department of Health: Board of Nursing
ANVP-BC Advanced Neurovascular Practitioner Certification Association of Neurovascular Clinicians 
AOCN® Advanced Oncology Certified Nurse Certification Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation
AOCNP ® Advanced Oncology Certified Nurse Practitioner Certification Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation
AOCNS® Advanced Oncology Certified Clinical Nurse Specialist Certification Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation
APHN-BC Advanced Public Health Nursing Certification American Nurses Credentialing Center - ANCC
APHN-BC Advanced Public Health Nurse (Before May '08 Public/ Community Health Clinical Nurse Specialist-PHCNS-BC ) Certification American Nurses Credentialing Center - ANCC
APN Advanced Practice Nursing Licensure American Nurses Credentialing Center - ANCC/Tennessee Department of Health: Board of Nursing
APN-BC Advanced Practice Nursing - Board Certified Licensure American Nurses Credentialing Center - ANCC/Tennessee Department of Health: Board of Nursing
APNG Advanced Practice Nurse in Genetics Certification Genetic Nursing Credentialing Commission (GNCC)
APRN Advanced Practice Registered Nurse Licensure American Nurses Credentialing Center - ANCC/Tennessee Department of Health: Board of Nursing
APRN-BC Advanced Practice Registered Nurse - Board Certified Licensure American Nurses Credentialing Center - ANCC/Tennessee Department of Health: Board of Nursing
ATC Athletic Trainer, Certified Certification  © National Athletic Trainers' Association
ATP Assistive Technology Professional Certification Rehabilitation Engineering and Assistive Technology Society
ATR Registered Art Therapist Certification Art Therapy Credentials Board
ATR-BC Registered Art Therapist-Board Certified Certification Art Therapy Credentials Board
AuD Doctor of Audiology Education Obtained Degree in Accredited College/University Program
BArch Bachelor of Architecture Education Bachelor Degree from National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) Accredited College/University Program
BB (ASCP) Blood Banking Certification American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP)
BCaBA Board Certified Assistant Behavior Analyst Certification Behavior Analyst Certification Board
BCACP Ambulatory Care Pharmacy Certification Board Certified Ambulatory Care Pharmacists
BC-ADM Advanced Diabetes Management for Clinical Nurse Specialist & Nurse Practitioner Certification American Nurses Credentialing Center - ANCC
BCBA Board Certified Behavior Analyst Certification Behavior Analyst Certification Board
BCBA-D Board Certified Behavior Analyst - Doctoral Certification Behavior Analyst Certification Board
BC-FNP Family Nurse Practitioner - Board Certified Licensure American Nurses Credentialing Center - ANCC/Tennessee Department of Health: Board of Nursing
BCNP Nuclear Pharmacy  Certification Board Certified Nuclear Pharmacist®
BCNSP Nutrition Support Pharmacy Certification Nutrition Support Pharmacy - Board of Pharmacy Specialties
BCOP Board Certified Oncology Pharmacist Certification American College of Clinical Pharmacy
BCPC Bath Centre for Psychotherapy and Counselling (BCPC) Training Certification Bath Centre for Psychotherapy and Counselling (BCPC) Foundation Certificate 
BCPP Psychiatric Pharmacy Certification Board of Pharmacy Specialties: Psychiatric Pharmacy
BCPS Certified Pharmacotherapy Specialist®  Certification Board of Pharmacy Specialties: Pharmacotherapy
BLS Basic Life Support Certification The American Heart Association
BMTCN Bone Marrow Transplant Certified Nurse Certification Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation
BRS-S Board Certified Specialist in swallowing and swallowing disorders Certification American Board of Swallowing and Swallowing Disorders
BS Bachelor of Science (approved in Clinical roles only) Education Obtained Bachelor Degree in Accredited College/University Program
BSArch Bachelor of Science in Architecture Education Bachelor Degree from National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) Accredited College/University Program
BSPharm  Bachelor of Science in Pharmacy Education Obtained Degree in Accredited College/University Program
BSN Bachelor of Science in Nursing Education Obtained Degree in Accredited College/University Program
C (ASCP) Chemestry Certification American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP)
C/NDT NDT Certified Certification Neuro-Developmental Treatment Association
CAAMA Credentialed member, American Academy of Medical Administrators Certification American Academy of Medical Administrators
CACP Certified Anticoagulation Care Provider Certification National Certification Board for Anticoagulation Providers (NCBAP)
CADC Certified Alcohol & Drug Counselor Certification (State) Board of Alcohol Drug Counselor Certification
CALA Certified Assisted Living Administrators Certification American College of Health Care Administrators (ACHCA)
CAP Certified Administrative Professional Certification International Association of Administrative Professionals
CAPA® Certified Ambulatory Perianesthesia Nurse Certification American Board of Perianesthesia Nursing Certification, Inc.
CARN Certified Addictions Registered Nurse Certification Addictions Nursing Certification Board 
CARN-AP Certifiied Addictions Registered Nurse--Advance Practice  Certification International Nurses Society on Addictions 
CASC Certified Administrator Surgery Center Certification Board of Ambulatory Surgery Certification
CBC Certified Breastfeeding Counselor Certification Prepared Childbirth Educators
CBCN ® Certified Breast Care Nurse  Certification Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation
CBEC Clinical Breast Examiner  Certification National Consortium of Breast Centers (NCBC)
CBIS Certified Brain Injury Specialist   Certification Academy of Certified Brain Injury Specialists
CBIST Certified Brain Injury Specialist Trainer   Certification Academy of Certified Brain Injury Specialists
CBN® Certified Bariatric Nurse Certification American Society for Metabolic and Bariatric Surgery (ASMBS)
CBPN-Cancer Certified Breast Patient Navigator - Cancer Certification National Consortium of Breast Centers 
CBPN-Imaging Certified Breast Patient Navigator - Imaging Certification National Consortium of Breast Centers 
CCA Certified Coding Associate Certification American Health Information Management Association
CCC Certificate of Clinical Competence  Certification American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
CCC-A Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology Certification American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
CCC-A/SLP Certificate of Clinical Competence in Audiology & Certificate of Clinical Competance in Speech language pathology Certification American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
CCC-CLP Speech Language Pathologist Certified Certification American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
CCCN® Certified Continence Care Nurse Certification Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing Certification Board (WOCNCB)
CCC-SLP Certificate of Clinical Competence in Speech language pathology Certification American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
CCD Certified Clinical Densitometrist  Certification The International Society For Clinical Densitometry
CCDC Certified Chemical Dependency Counselor Certification (State) Addictions Professional Certification Board
CCDS Certified Cardiac Device Specialist  Certification International Board of Heart Rhythm Examiners (IBHRE)
CCDS Certified Clinical Documentation Specialist  Certification The Association of Clinical Documentation Improvement Specialists
CCE Certified Childbirth Educator Certification Prepared Childbirth Educators
CCEMT-P Critical Care Paramedic  Certification Emergency Services Medical Board
CCES Certified Clinical Exercise Specialist Certification Clinical Exercise Specialist Certification -  American College of Sports Medicine 
CCHP Certified Correctional Health Professional Certification National Commission on Correctional Health Care
CCHT Certified Clinical Hemodialysis Technician Certification Nephrology Nursing Certification Commission
CCLS Certified Child Life Specialist (CCLS)  Certification Association for the Care of Children in Hospitals (ACCH) - Child Life Council Organization
CCM® Certified Case Manager Certification Commission for Case Manager Certification  
CCMA Certified Clinical Medical Assistant Certification National HealthCareer Association
CCN Certified Corrections Nurse Certification Certification Program of American Correctional Association
CCNS® Critical Care Clinical Nurse Specialist  (Adult, Neonatal, Pediatric Acute) Certification American Association of Critical Care Nurses Certification Corporation
CCP Certified Clinical Perfusionist Certification American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion
CCP-C® Critical Care Paramedic-Certified Certification Board for Critical Care Transport Paramedic Certification
CCRA® Clinical Research Associate Certification Association of Clinical Research Professionals
CCRC® Clinical Research Coordinator Certification Association of Clinical Research Professionals
CCRN® Critical Care Registered Nurse (Adult, Neonatal, and Pediatric Acute) Certification American Association of Critical Care Nurses Certification Corporation
CCRN-CMC Critical Care RN with Cardiac Medicine Subspecialty Certification American Association of Critical Care Nurses Certification Corporation
CCRN-CSC Critical Care RN with Cardiac Surgery Subspecialty Certification American Association of Critical Care Nurses Certification Corporation
CCRN-E Critical Care RN with Tele-ICU specialty Certification American Association of Critical Care Nurses Certification Corporation
CCRP Certified Clinical Research Professional  Certification Society of Clinical Research Associates.  http://www.socra.org/html/certific.htm
CCS Certified Coding Specialist Certification American Health Information Management Association
CCT Certified Cardiographic Technician Certification Cardiovascular Credentialing International
CCTC Certified Clinical Transplant Coordinator Certification American Board for Transplant Certification.
CCTN Certified Cardiothoracic Nurse (within Cardiac Surgery Subspecialty) Certification American Association of Critical Care Nurses Certification Corporation
CCTN Certified Clinical Transplant Nurse Certification American Board for Transplant Certification.
CD Certified Labor Support Doula Licensure Prepared Childbirth Educators
CD(DONA) Certified Birth Doula Licensure DONA International
CDA Certified Dental Assistant Licensure Dental Assisting National Board
CDDN Certification in Developmental Disabilities Nursing Certification Developmental Disabilities Nurses' Association (DDNA)
CDE Certified Diabetes Educator Certification National Certification Board for Diabetes Educators
CDIP Clinical Documentation Improvement Professional Certification American Health Information Management Association
CDM Certified Dietary Manager Certification Certifying Board for Dietary Managers
CDMS Certified Disability Management Specialist Certification Certification of Disability Management Specialists Commission
CDN (CCRN CSC) Certified Dialysis Nurse Certification Nephrology Nursing Certification Commission
CDON/LTC Certified Director of Nursing in Long Term Care Certification National Association Directors of Nursing Administration in Long Term Care(NADONA/LTC)
CDRS Certified Driver Rehabilitation Specialist Certification Association for Driver Rehabilitation Specialists
CEBT Certified Eye Bank Technician Certification Eye Bank Association of America
C-EFM Electronic Fetal Monitoring Certification National Certification Corporation for the Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing Specialties
CEN® Certified Emergency Nurse Certification Board of Certification for Emergency Nursing
CENP Certified in Executive Nursing Practice Certification American Organization of Nurse Executives
CEPS Certified EP Specialist  Certification International Board of Heart Rhythm Examiners (IBHRE)
CerAT Certified Anesthesia Technician  Certification American Society of Anesthesia Technicians/Technologists (ASATT)
CerATT Certified Anesthesia Technologist  Certification American Society of Anesthesia Technicians/Technologists (ASATT)
CERT AVT LSLS Certified Auditory-Verbal Therapist Certification The AG Bell Academy for Listening and Spoken Language
Certified Athletic Trainer Certified Athletic Trainer Licensure National Athletic Trainers' Association
CFA Chartered Financial Analyst Certification CFA Institute
CFA®  Certified First Assistant Certification National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA)
CFCN® Certified Foot Care Nurse (new) Certification Wound, Ostomy, Continence Nursing Certification Board
CFN Certified Forensic Nurse Certification American College of Forensic Examiners Institute
CFNP Certified Family Nurse Practitioner Certification American Nurses Credentialing Center - ANCC
CFPP Certified Food Protection Professional Certification Certifying Board for Dietary Managers
CFRN® Certified Flight Registered Nurse Certification Board of Certification for Emergency Nursing
CG (ASCP) Cytogenetics Certification American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP)
CGC Certified Genetic Counselor Certification American Board of Genetic Counseling, Inc.
CGP Certified Gerontological Pharmacist Certification Commission for Certification in Geriatric Pharmacy
CGRN Certified Gastrointestinal Registered Nurse Certification American Board for Certification of Gastroenterology Nurses
CHC Certified Health Care Compliance Certification Compliance Certification Board 
CHCE  Certified Home/Hospice Care Executive Certification Home Care Univ. http://www.nahc.org/CHCE/about.html
CHCQM Certified Healthcare Quality Management Certification American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians, Inc. (ABQAURP)
CHCR Certified Health Care Recruiter  Certification NAHCR Credentialing Advisory Board http://www.nahcr.com
ChE Chartered Economist Credential Certification ACCE Academy of Chartered Certified Economists
CHE, FACHE Certified Healthcare Executive Certification American College of Healthcare Executives
CHEC Certified in Cardiovascular Perfusion Certification American Board of Cardiovascular Perfusion
CHEP Certified Healthcare Emergency Professionals Certification International Board for Certification of Safety Managers
CHES Certified Health Education Specialist Certification National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc.
CHES Certified Health Education Specialist Certification National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc.
CHFN Certified Heart Failure Nurse Certification American Association of Heart Failure Nurses (AAHFN)
CHHC Certified Holistic Health Counselor Certification American Association of Drugless Practitioners: Board Certified Holistic Health Counselor
CHI Certified Healthcare Interpreter Certification CCHI - Certification Commission for Healthcare
CHN Certified Hemodialysis Nurse Certification Board of Nephrology Examiners Nursing and Technology
CHN Certified Hemodialysis Nurse  Certification Board of Nephrology Examiners Nursing and Technology (BONENT)
CHP Certified HIPAA Professional Certification HIPAA - Department of Health and Human Services
CHPN® Certified Hospice and Palliative Nurse Certification National Board for Certification of Hospital and Palliative Nurses
CHPPN Certified Hospice and Palliative Pediatric Nurse Certification National Board of Certification of Hospice and Palliative Nurses
CHRC Certified in Healthcare Research Compliance  Certification Compliance Certification Board (CCB)
CHRM Certified Human Resources Manager Certification Society for Human Resource Management
CHRN Certified Hyperbaric Registered Nurse Certification Baromedical Nursing Association Certification Board 
CHRN  Certified Hyperbaric RN  Certification National Board of Diving & Hyperbaric Medical Technology (NBDHMT)
CHSE Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator Certification Society for Simulation in Healthcare
CHT Certification in Hyperbaric Technology Certification National Board of Diving and Hyperbaric Medical Technology
CHTC Certified Hematopoetic Transport Coordinator Certification National Marrow Donor Program
CIC® Certified in Infection Control Certification Certification Board of Infection Control and Epidemiology, Inc.,
CIM Certified IRB Manager Certification National Association of IRB Leaders
CIME Certified Infant Massage Instructor/Educator Certification Prepared Childbirth Educators
CIP Certified  Institutional Review Board (IRB) Professional Certification Public Responsibility in Medicine and Research
CISA Certified Information Systems Auditor Computer ISACA
CISSP Certified Information Systems Security Professional Computer (ISC)2
CJCP Certified Joint Commission Professional Certification The Joint Commission
CLT Certified Lymphedema Therapist Certification Lymphology Association of North America
CLVT Certified Low Vision Therapist Certification Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation & Education Professionals
CM Master in Surgery Education Obtained Degree in Accredited College/University Medical Program
CMA Certified Medical Assistant Licensure American Association of Medical Assistants
CMA (AAMA) Certified Medical Assistant Licensure Certifying Board of the American Association of Medical Assistants
CMAC Case Managemetn Administrator Certified Certification Commission for Case Manager Certification  
CMAR Certified Manager of Animal Resources Certification American Association for Laboratory Animal Science
CMAS Certified Medical Audit Specialist Certification Certification Council for Medical Audit Specialists
CMC Care Manager Certified Certification National Academy of Certified Care Managers
CMC® Cardiac Medicine (Subspecialty)Certification Certification American Association of Critical Care Nurses Certification Corporation
CMCN Certified Managed Care Nurse Certification American Board of Managed Care Nursing (ABMCN) abmcn.org
CMI Certified Medical Interpreter Certification National Board of Certification for Medical Interpreters
CMOM® Certified Medical Office Manager Certification Practice Management Institute 
CMP Certified Meeting Professional Certification Convention Industry Council
CMPE Certified Medical Practice Executive Certification American College of Medical Practice Executives (ACMPE) i
CMRP Certified Materials & Resource Professional Certification AHA Certification Center
CMSRN® Certified Medical-Surgical Registered Nurse Certification Medical-Surgical Nursing Certification Board
CNA Certified Nursing Assistant Certification Tennessee Nurse Aide Registry
CNE Certified Nurse Educator Certification National League for Nursing
CNHA Certified Nursing Home Administrators Certification American College of Health Care Administrators (ACHCA)
CNL® Clinical Nurse Leader Certification Commission on Nurse Certification (CNC)
CNLCP Certified Nurse Life Care Planner Certification American Association of Nurse Life Care Planners
CNM Certified Nurse Midwife Licensure American Midwifery Certification Board
CNM Certified Nurse Midwife Licensure American Midwifery Certification Board ©
CNM-BC Certified Nurse Midwife - Board Certified Licensure American Midwifery Certification Board
CNML Certified Nurse Manager and Leader Certification American Organization of Nurse Executives in partnership with American Association of Critical Care Nurses (AACN)
CNMT Certified Nuclear Medicine Technologist Certification Nuclear Medicine Technology Certification Board
CNN Certified Nephrology Nurse Certification Nephrology Nursing Certification Commission
CNN-NP Certified Nephology Nurse - Nurse Practitioner Certification Nephrology Nursing Certificaiton Commission
CNOR® Certified Nurse Operating Room Certification Competency & Credentialing Institute (formerly Certification Board of Perioperative Nursing) 
C-NPT Neonatal Pediatric Transport Certification National Certification Corporation (NCC)
CNRN Certified Neuroscience Registered Nurse Certification American Board of Neuroscience Nursing
CNS-BC Clinical Nurse Specialist, Core Certification American Nurses Credentialing Center - ANCC
CNSC Certified Nutrition Support Clinician Certification National Board of Nutrition Support Certification
CNSN Certified Nutrition Support Nurse Certification National Board of Nutrition Support Certification
CNT Certified Nursing Technician Licensure American Nurses Credentialing Center - ANCC
CNW Certified Novell Administrator Computer Novell, Inc.
CO Certified Orthotist Certification American Board for Certification in Orthotics, Prosthetics & Pedorthics
COA Certified Ophthalmic Assistant® (COA®)  Certification Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology (JCAHPO®) 
COCN® Certified Ostomy Care Nurse Certification Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing Certification Board (WOCNCB)
COHN Certified Occupational Health Nurse Certification American Board for Occupational Health Nurses, Inc.
COHN/CM Certified Occupational Health Nurse, Case Management Certification American Board for Occupational Health Nurses, Inc.
COHN/CM/SM or COHN-S/CM/SM Certified Occupational Health Nurse, Safety Manager (Awarded when the RN also holds the Case Management credential) Certification American Board for Occupational Health Nurses, Inc.
COHN/SM or COHN-S/SM Certified Occupational Health Nurse, Safety Manager Certification American Board for Occupational Health Nurses, Inc.
COHN-S Certified Occupational Health Nurse-Specialist Certification American Board for Occupational Health Nurses, Inc.
COMS Certified Orientation and Mobility Specialist Certification Academy for Certification of Vision Rehabilitation and Education Professionals
COMT Certified Ophthalmic Medical Technologist Certification Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology
CORLN Certified Otorhinolaryngology Nurse Certification National Certifying Board for Otorhinolaryngology and Head-Neck Nurses
COS-C Certificate for OASIS Specialist-Clinical  Certification OASIS Certificate and Competency Board, Inc. (OCCB)
CPA Certified Public Accountant Licensure Successfully Passed Uniform Certified Public Accountant Examination
CPAM Certified Patient Account Manager Certification American Association of Healthcare Administrative Management
CPAN® Certified Post Anesthesia Nurse Certification American Board of Perianesthesia Nursing Certification, Inc.
CPC Certified Professional Coder Certification American Academy of Professional Coders
CPC-H Certified Professional Coder-Hospital Certification The American Academy of Professional Coders (AAPC)
CPDN Certified Peritoneal Dialysis Nurse  Certification Board of Nephrology Examiners Nursing and Technology (BONENT)
CPEN Certified Pediatric Emergency Nurse Certification Board of Certification for Emergency Nursing/Pediatric Nursing Certification Board
CPEN Certified Pediatric Emergency Nurse  Certification Pediatric Nursing Certification Board (PNCB) and the Board of Certification for Emergency Nursing (BCEN) 
CPFI Certified Prenatal/Postnatal Fitness Instructor  Certification Prepared Childbirth Educators
CPH Certified in Public Health Certification National Board of Public Health Examiners
CPHIMS  Certified Professional in Healthcare Information and Management Systems Certification CPHIMS Certification Committee of The Healthcare Information and Management Systems Society (HIMSS)
CPHON® Certified Pediatric Hematology Oncology Nurse   Certification Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation
CPHQ Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality Certification Healthcare Quality Certification Board
CPHRM Certified Professional in Healthcare Risk Management  Certification American Hospital Association Certification Center; (AHA-CC) 
CPhT Certified Pharmacy Technician Certification Pharmacy Technician Certification Board
CPIA Certified Professional IACUC Administrator Certification Council for Certified Professional IACUC Administrators
CPLC Certified in Perinatal Loss Care Certification National Board for Certification of Hospice and Palliative Nurses
CPLP Certified Professional in Learning and Performance Certification ASTD Certification Institute
CPN® Certified Pediatric Nurse Certification Pediatric Nursing Certification Board, Inc.
CPNP Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Certification American Nurses Credentialing Center - ANCC
CPNP®-AC Acute Care Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Certification The Pediatric Nursing Certification Board, Inc. 
CPNP®-PC Primary Care Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Certification The Pediatric Nursing Certification Board, Inc. 
CPNP-BC Certified Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Certification American Nurses Credentialing Center - ANCC
CPON® Certified Pediatric Oncology Nurse Certification Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation
CPPS Certified Professional in Patient Safety Certification Certification Board for Professionals in Patient Safety
CPS Certified Professional Secretary Certification International Association of Administrative Professionals 
CPSN Certified Plastic Surgery Nurse Certification Plastic Surgical Nursing Certification Board, Inc. 
CPTC Certified Procurement Transplant Coordinator Certification American Board for Transplant Certification.
CQA Quality Auditor Certification American Society for Quality 
CRA Certified Retinal Angiographers Certification Ophthalmic Photographers' Society (OPS) - Board of Certification (BOC)
CRA Clinical Research Associate Certification Association of Clinical Research Professionals
CRCST Certified Registered Central Service Technician (CRCST)  Certification IAHCSMM Certifying Board
CRLS Certified Renal Lithotripsy Specialist Certification Renal Lithotripsy Specialist Certification Program of the American Lithotripsy Society
CRN Certified Radiology Nurse Certification Radiologic Nursing Certification Board, Inc.
CRNA® Certified Registered Nurse Anesthetist Certification Council on Certification of Nurse Anesthetists - Tennessee Department of Health: Board of Nursing
CRNFA® Certified Registered Nurse First Assistant Certification Competency & Credentialing Institute (formerly Certification Board of Perioperative Nursing) 
CRNI Certified Registered Nurse Infusion Certification Infusion Nurses Certification Corporation
CRNO Certified Registered Nurse Ophthalmology Certification National Certifying Board for Ophthalmic Registered Nurses
CRRN® Certified Rehabilitation Registered Nurse Certification Rehabilitation Nursing Certification Board
CRT Certified Respiratory Therapist Certification National Board for Respiratory Care
CSC® Cardiac Surgery (Subspecialty) Certification Certification American Association of Critical Care Nurses Certification Corporation
CSG Certified Specialist in Geriatric Nutrition Certification Commission on Dietetic Registration
CSHA Certification Specialist in Healthcare Accreditation Certification Association for Healthcare Accreditation Professionals www.accreditationprofessional.com
CSO Certified Specialist in Oncology Nutrition Certification Commission on Dietetic Registration
CSP  Certified Specialist in Pediatric Nutrition Certification Commission on Dietetic Registration
CSPI Certified Specialist in Poison Information Certification American Association of Poison Control Centers
CSR Certified Specialist in Renal Nutrition Certification Commission on Dietetic Registration
CSSBB Six Sigma Black Belt Certification American Society for Quality 
CST® Certified Surgical Technologist Certification National Board of Surgical Technology and Surgical Assisting (NBSTSA)
CT Certified in Thanatology: Death, Dying and Bereavement (CT)  Certification ADEC Credentialing Council (http://www.adec.org/certification/CT_info.cfm)
CT (ASCP) Cytotechnologist Certification American Society for Clinical Pathology
CT (ASCP) cm Cytotechnologist Certified Maintenance Program Certification American Society for Clinical Pathology
C-TAGME Certification for Training Administrators of Graduate Medical Education Certification National Board for Certification
CTN-A Certified Transcultural Nurse - Advanced Certification Transcultural Nursing Certification Commission (TCNCC)
CTN-B Certified Transcultural Nurse - Basic Certification Transcultural Nursing Certification Commission (TCNCC)
CTP Certified Transplant Preservationist Certification American Board for Transplant Certification.
CTR Certified Tumor Registrar  Certification National Cancer Registry Assoc.  
CTRN® Certified Transport Emergency Nurse Certification Board of Certification for Emergency Nursing
CTS Certified Technology Specialist Certification InfoComm International
CTVI Certified Teacher of the Visually Impaired  Certification Tennessee Department of Education
CUCNS Certified Urologic Clinical Nurse Specialist Certification Certification Board for Urologic Nurses and Associates 
CUNP Certified Urologic Nurse Practitioner Certification Certification Board for Urologic Nurses and Associates 
CURN Certified Urology Registered Nurse Certification Certification Board for Urologic Nurses and Associates 
CVNE Cardiovascular Educator Certification American Board of Cardiovascular Medicine
CVNP Cardiovascular Nurse Practitioner Certification American Board of Cardiovascular Medicine
CVNS Cardiovascular Nurse Specialist Certification American Board of Cardiovascular Medicine
CVRN-Level I Cardiovascular (Ed, telemetry, & stepdown) Certification American Board of Cardiovascular Medicine
CVRN-Level II Cardiovascular (CCU/CVICU and Cath lab) Certification American Board of Cardiovascular Medicine
CVRN-Level III Cardiovascular (Cath Lab, Intervention IF RCIS-certified) Certification American Board of Cardiovascular Medicine
CVT Certified Veterinary Technician Licensure  National Association of Veterinary Technicians in America
CWCA Certified Wound Care Associate Certification American Board of Wound Management (ABWM)
CWCN® Certified Wound Care Nurse Certification Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing Certification Board (WOCNCB)
CWOCN® Certified Wound, Ostomy, Continence Nurse Certification Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing Certification Board (WOCNCB)
CWOCN-AP Certified Wound Ostomy Continence Nurse Advance Practice Certification The Wound, Ostomy, and Continence Nursing Certification Board
CWON ® Certified Wound Ostomy Nurse Certification Wound, Ostomy and Continence Nursing Certification Board (WOCNCB)
CWS Certified Wound Specialist Certification American Board of Wound Management (ABWM)
DBTC Dialectical Behavior Therapy Certified Certification DBTNCAA
DCNP Dermatology Certified Nurse Practitioner Certification Dermatology Nursing Certification Board
DDS Doctor of Dental Surgery Education Obtained Degree in Accredited College/University Medical Program
DiplABT Diplomate Asian Bodywork Therapy Education?? National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM®)
DiplAc Diplomate Acupuncture Education?? National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM®)
DiplCH Diplomate Chinese Herbology Education?? National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM®)
DiplOM Diplomate Oriental Medicine Education?? National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine (NCCAOM®)
DLM (ASCP) Diplomate Certification American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP)
DMD Doctor of Dental Medicine Education Obtained Degree in Accredited College/University Dental Program
DMP Professional Doctorate in Medical Physics Education Obtained Degree in Accredited College/University Program
DNAP Doctor of Nurse Anesthesia Practice Education Obtained Degree in Accredited College/University Program
DNC Dermatology Nurse Certified Certification Dermatology Nursing Certification Board 
DNP Doctor of Nursing Practice Education Obtained Degree in Accredited College/University Program
DNP-BC Doctor of Nursing Practice - Board Certified Education Obtained Degree in Accredited College/University Program
DNSc Doctor of Nursing Science Education Obtained Degree in Accredited College/University Program
DO Doctor of Optometry Education Obtained Degree in Accredited College/University Program
DPh Doctor of Pharmacy Education Obtained Degree in Accredited College/University Program
DPhil Doctor of Philosophy Education Obtained Degree in Accredited College/University Program
DPM Doctor of Podiatric Medicine/Doctor of Physical Medicine/Doctor of Preventive Medicine/Doctor of Psychiatric Medicine Education Obtained Degree in Accredited College/University Program
DPO Dispensing Practicing Optician Certification Board of Dispensing Opticians
DPsy Doctor of Psychology Education Obtained Degree in Accredited College/University Program
DPT Doctor of Physical Therapy Education Obtained Degree in Accredited College/University Program
DPT (ASCP) Donor Phlebotomy Technician Certification American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP)
DrPH Doctor of Public Health/Doctor of Public Hygiene Education Obtained Degree in Accredited College/University Program
DSc Doctor of Science Education Obtained Degree in Accredited College/University Program
DSN Doctor of Nursing Science Education Obtained Degree in Accredited College/University Program
DTR Dietetic Technician, Registered Licensure Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND)
DVM Doctor of Veterinary Medicine Education Obtained Degree in Accredited College/University Program
EDAC Evidence-Based Design Accreditation and Certification Certification The Center for Health Design
EdD Doctor of Education Education Obtained Degree in Accredited College/University Program
EdM Master of Education Education Obtained Degree in Accredited College/University Program
EFDA Expanded Functions Dental Assistant Certification Expanded Function Dental Assistant (EFDA) program
EMT Emergency Medical Technician Licensure National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians
EMT-IV Emergency Medical Technician - Intermediate Level Licensure National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians
EMT-P Emergency Medical Technician - Paramedic Licensure National Association of Emergency Medical Technicians
FNP Family Nurse Practitioner Licensure American Nurses Credentialing Center - ANCC
FNP-BC Family Nurse Practitioner Licensure American Nurses Credentialing Center - ANCC
FNP-C Family Nurse Practitioner Licensure American Nurses Credentialing Center - ANCC
FP-C® Flight Paramedic- Certified Certification Board for Critical Care Transport Paramedic Certification
GCN Clinical Genetic Nurse Certification Genetic Nursing Credentialing Commission (GNCC)
GCNS-BC Gerontological Clinical Nurse Specialist Certification American Nurses Credentialing Center - ANCC
GCS Geriatric Certified Specialist Certification American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties
GNP Gerontological Nurse Practitioner Certification American Nurses Credentialing Center - ANCC
GNP-BC Gerontological Nurse Practitioner Certification American Nurses Credentialing Center - ANCC
GPHR®  Global Professional in Human Resources Certification HR Certification Institute (HRCI) 
H (ASCP) Hematology Certification American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP)
HACP Healthcare Accreditation Certification Program Certification Center for Improvement in Healthcare Quality (CIHQ)
HCS-D Home Care Coding Specialist - Diagnosis   Certification Board of Medical Specialty Coding
HCS-O Home Care Clinical Specialist - OASIS Certification Board of Medical Specialty Coding and Compliance
HHCNS-BC Clinical Nurse Specialist in Home Health Nursing Certification American Nurses Credentialing Center - ANCC
HNB-BC Holistic Baccalaureate Nurse, Board Certified  Certification American Holistic Nurses’ Credentialing Board
HN-BC Holistic Nurse Board Certified Certification American Holistic Nurses’ Credentialing Board
HP (ASCP) Hemapheresis Practitioner Certification  Certification American Society for Clinical Pathology Board of Certification
HRM Human Resource Management Certification Certification HR Certification Institute
HSP Human Subjects Protection Training Certification Health Resources and Services Administration
HT Histologic Technician Certification National Society for Histotechnology
HT (ASCP) Histotechnician Certification American Society for Clinical Pathology
HT (ASCP) cm Histotechnician Certified Maintenance Program Certification American Society for Clinical Pathology
HT (ASCP) QIHC Histotechnician (Qualification in Immunohistochemistry) Certification American Society for Clinical Pathology
HT(ASCP) Histotechnician Certification American Society for Clinical Pathology
HTL(ASCP) Histotechnologist Certification American Society for Clinical Pathology
HWNC-BC Health and Wellness Nurse Coach Board Certified Certification American Holistic Nurses' Credentialing Corporation (AHNCC)
IBCLC International Board Certified Lactation Consultant Certification International Board of Lactation Consultant Examiners
JD Doctor of Jurisprudence Education Obtained Degree in Accredited College/University Law Program
LAc Licensed Acupuncturist Licensure National Certification Commission for Acupuncture and Oriental Medicine
LAPSW Licensed Advanced Practice Social Worker Licensure National Association of Social Workers
LAT Laboratory Animal Technician Licensure American Association for Laboratory Animal Science
LATG Laboratory Animal Technologist Licensure American Association for Laboratory Animal Science
LBSW Licensed Baccalaureate Social Worker Licensure National Association of Social Workers
LCCE Lamaze Certified Childbirth Educator Certification Lamaze International 
LCGC Licensed Certified Genetic Counselor Licensure American Board of Genetic Counseling
LCSW Licensed Clinical Social Worker Licensure Tennessee Department of Health: Board of Social Workers
LD Licensed Dietician Licensure Tennessee Department of Health - Board of Dietitians/Nutritionist Examiner
LDN Licensed Dietician Nutritionist Licensure Tennessee Department of Health - Board of Dietitians/Nutritionist Examiner
LDO Licensed Dispensing Optician Licensure Board of Dispensing Opticians - Tennessee Department of Health
LEED AP  LEED® (Leadership in Energy & Environmental Design) Professional Accreditation Certification U.S. Green Building Council (USGBC): Passed Green Building Certification Institute (GBCI) Exam
LMFT Licensed Marriage and Family Therapist Licensure Board of Licensed Professional Counselors -  Tennessee Department of Health
LMSW Licensed Master of Social Work Licensure Tennessee Department of Health: Board of Social Workers
LMSW Licensed Medical Social Worker  Licensure Tennessee Department of Health: Board of Social Workers
LNCC® Legal Nurse Consultant Certified Certification American Legal Nurse Consultant Certification Board
LPC Licensed Professional Counselor Licensure Board of Licensed Professional Counselors -  Tennessee Department of Health
LPC/MHSP Licensed Professional Counselor-Mental Health Service Provider Licensure Board of Licensed Professional Counselors -  Tennessee Department of Health
LPC-MHSP Licensed Professional Counselor-Mental Health Service Provider Licensure Board of Licensed Professional Counselors -  Tennessee Department of Health
LPE Licensed Psychological Examiner  Licensure Board of Examiners of Psychology -   Tennessee Department of Health
LPN Licensed Practical Nurse Licensure Tennessee Department of Health: Board of Nursing 
LSCW Licensed Clinical Social Worker Licensure Tennessee Department of Health: Board of Social Workers
LSLS Cert AVEd LSLS Certified Auditory-Verbal Educator Certification The AG Bell Academy for Listening and Spoken Language
LSPE-HSP Licensed Senior Psychological Examiner - Health Service Provider Licensure Board of Examiners of Psychology - Tennessee  Department of Health
LVMT Licensed Veterinary Medical Technician Licensure Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners - Tennessee  Department of Health
M (ASCP) Microbiology Certification American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP)
MA Master of Arts Education Obtained Degree in Accredited College/University Program
MArch Master of Architecture Education College/University with a National Architectural Accrediting Board (NAAB) approved program
MA Master of Arts in Counseling  Certification Obtained Degree in Accredited College/University Program
MAC Master Addiction Counselor Certification The National Association of Alcoholism and Drug Abuse Counselors
Certification Commission (NCC)
MAcc Master of Accountancy Education Obtained Degree in Accredited College/University Accountancy Program
MB (ASCP) Molecular Biology Certification American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP)
MBA Master of Business Administration Education Obtained Degree in Accredited College/University Program
MBBS Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery/Master of Science (Light Green Color Bar if in a Clinical Position) Education Obtained Degree in Accredited College/University Medical Program
MBChB Bachelor of Medicine, Bachelor of Surgery/Chirurgery (Light Green Color Bar if in a Clinical Position) Education Obtained Degree in Accredited College/University Medical Program
MBChB/MSc Bachelor of Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery/Master of Science (Light Green Color Bar if in a Clinical Position) Education Obtained Degree in Accredited College/University Medical Program
MCD MicroStrategy Certified Developer Computer MicroStrategy Certified Developer (MCD) Program
MCH Master of Surgery Education Obtained Degree in Accredited College/University Medical Program
MCHES Master Certified Health Education Specialist Certification National Commission for Health Education Credentialing, Inc.
MD Doctor of Medicine - Working and/or Teaching with Patients in a Clinical Capacity (Light/Dark Green Color Bar) Education MD from a LCME Accredited Program/Tennessee Department of Health: Board of Medical  Examiners
MD Doctor of Medicine - Working and/orTeaching in Medical Research Capacity (No Color Bar) Education Doctor of Medicine (MD) from a Liaison Committee on Medical Education (LCME) Accredited College/University Program
MDE Master in Education of the Deaf Education Obtained Master Degree in Accredited College/University Program
MDIV Master of Divinity Education Obtained Master Degree in Accredited College/University Program
MDS Master of Dental Surgery Education Obtained Master Degree in Accredited College/University Program
ME Master of Engineering Education Obtained Master Degree in Accredited College/University Program
MEd Master of Education Education Obtained Master Degree in Accredited College/University Program
MEd Master of Education in Counseling   Education Obtained Master Degree in Accredited College/University Program
MHA Master of Healthcare Administration Education Obtained Master Degree in Accredited College/University Program
MHCI Master of Human-Computer Interaction Education Obtained Master Degree in Accredited College/University Program
MHCM Master of Science in Healthcare Management Education Obtained Master Degree in Accredited College/University Program
MHL Master of Health Law Education Obtained Master Degree in Accredited College/University Program
MHS Master of Health Science Education Obtained Master Degree in Accredited College/University Program
MHSA Master of Health Service Administration Education Obtained Master Degree in Accredited College/University Program
MHSc Master of Health Science Education Obtained Master Degree in Accredited College/University Program
MHSP Mental Health Service Provider Education Obtained Master Degree in Accredited College/University Program
MIS Master of Information Systems Education Obtained Master Degree in Accredited College/University Program
MLAS Master of Laboratory Animal Science/Master of Liberal Arts and Science Education Obtained Master Degree in Accredited College/University Program
MLI Master of Laboratory Investigation Education Obtained Master Degree in Accredited College/University Program
MLIS Master of Library and Information Science Education Obtained Master Degree in Accredited College/University Program
MLS Master of Library Science Education Obtained Master Degree in Accredited College/University Program
MLS (ASCP) Medical Laboratory Scientist Certification American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP)
MLT (ASCP) Medical Laboratory Technician Certification American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP)
MM Master of Management or Master of Music Education Obtained Master Degree in Accredited College/University Program
MMFT Master of Marriage and Family Therapist Education Obtained Master Degree in Accredited College/University Program
MMHC Master of Management in Healthcare Education Obtained Master Degree in Accredited College/University Program
MPA Master of Public Administration Education Obtained Master Degree in Accredited College/University Program
MPH Master of Public Health/Master of Pharmacy Education Obtained Master Degree in Accredited College/University Program
MPhil Master of Philosophy Education Obtained Master Degree in Accredited College/University Program
MPP Master of Public Policy Education Obtained Master Degree in Accredited College/University Program
MPS Master of Professional Studies Education Obtained Master Degree in Accredited College/University Program
MPVM Master of Preventive Veterinary Medicine Education Obtained Master Degree in Accredited College/University Program
MRCP Member of the Royal College of Physicians Education Obtained Degree in Accredited College/University Program
MSEd Master of Science in Education Education Obtained Master Degree in Accredited College/University Program
MCh/MSc Master of Surgery/Master of Science Education Obtained Master Degree in Accredited College/University Program
MS, OTR/L Master of Science, Occupational Therapist Registered/Licensed  Education/Licensure Accredited College/University Program - National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy
MS Master of Science Education Obtained Master Degree in Accredited College/University Program
MSc Master of Science or Master of Surgery Education Obtained Master Degree in Accredited College/University Program
MSCE Master of Science in Counseling Education  Education Obtained Master Degree in Accredited College/University Program
MSCI Master of Science in Clinical Investigation Education Obtained Master Degree in Accredited College/University Program
MSCIS Master of Computer Information Systems Education Obtained Master Degree in Accredited College/University Program
MSCR Master of Science in Clinical Research Education Obtained Master Degree in Accredited College/University Program
MSD Moderate or Severe Disabilities Certification Certification Moderate and Severe Disabilities P-12 (MSD) program
MSEd Master of Science in Education Education Obtained Master Degree in Accredited College/University Program
MSHA Master of Science in Health Administration Education Obtained Master Degree in Accredited College/University Program
MSHL Master of Science in Health Law Education Obtained Master Degree in Accredited College/University Program
MSHS Master of Science in Health Sciences Education Obtained Master Degree in Accredited College/University Program
MSM Master of Science in Management Education Obtained Master Degree in Accredited College/University Program
MSN Master of Science in Nursing Education Obtained Master Degree in Accredited College/University Program
MSOT Master of Science in Occupational Therapy Education Obtained Master Degree in Accredited College/University Program
MSPharm Master of Science in Pharmacy Education Obtained Master Degree in Accredited College/University Program
MSSW Master of Science in Social Work Education Obtained Master Degree in Accredited College/University Program
MSSW Master of Science in Social Work   Education Obtained Master Degree in Accredited College/University Program
MSW Master of Science in Social Work Education Obtained Master Degree in Accredited College/University Program
MSW Master of Social Work   Education Obtained Master Degree in Accredited College/University Program
MT Medical Technologist Licensure
American Medical Technologists -  Credentialed by (NCA)
MT(ASCP) Medical Technologist - Certified Licensure Medical Laboratory Scientists Certified by American Society of Consultant Pharmacists (ASCP)
MT-BC Music Therapist Board Certified Certification Certification Board for Music Therapists
NCAC National Certified Addictions Counselor Certification NAADAC Certification Commission (NAADAC is Association for Addiction Professionals)
NCARB Licensed Architect - NCARB Certification Licensure  National Council of Architectural Registration Boards/Tennessee Board of Architectural & Engineering: Architect Registration Examination® (ARE®)
NC-BC Nurse Coach Board Certified Certification American Holistic Nurses' Credentialing Corporation (AHNCC)
NCC National Certified Counselor Certification The National Board for Certified Counselors
NCMA National Certified Medical Assistant Certification National Center for Competency Testing
NCS Neurologic Certified Specialist Certification American Board of Physical Therapy Specialties
NCSN® National Certified School Nurse Certification National Board of Certification of School Nurses 
NEA-BC Nurse Executive,  Advanced-Board Certified  Formerly Certified Nurse Administration, Advanced (2008-NEA) Formerly CNAA,BC Certification American Nurses Credentialing Center - ANCC
NE-BC Nurse Executive-Board Certified (formerly Certified Nurse Administration (2008-NE)-CNA,BC) Certification American Nurses Credentialing Center - ANCC
NNP-BC Neonatal Nurse Practitioner Certification National Certification Corporation for the Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing Specialties
NP Nurse Practitioner Licensure Tennessee Department of Health: Board of Nursing
NP-BC Nurse Practitioner - Board Certified Licensure Tennessee Department of Health: Board of Nursing
NPC Nurse Practitioner Certified in All Specialties Licensure Tennessee Department of Health: Board of Nursing
NP-C Adult Nurse Practitioner Licensure The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program 
NP-C Family Nurse Practitioner Licensure The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program 
NP-C Gerontological Nurse Practitioner   Licensure The American Academy of Nurse Practitioners Certification Program 
NPS Neonatal/ Pediatric Respiratory Care Specialist Certification National Board of Respiratory Care
NREMT-B Basic (B) Licensure from National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians-Basic (“Med Tech”) (“EMT”) Licensure National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians
NREMT-MFR MFR (Medical First Responder) Licensure from National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians-First Responder Licensure National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians
NREMT-INT Intermediate (INT) Licensure from National Registry of  Emergency Medical Technicians-Intermediate Licensure National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians
NREMT-P Paramedic (P) Licensure from National Registry of  Emergency Medical Technicians-Paramedic Licensure National Registry of Emergency Medical Technicians
NVRN-BC Neurovascular Nurse Certification Association of Neurovascular Clinicians 
OCN® Oncology Certified Nurse Certification Oncology Nursing Certification Corporation
OCNS-C® Orthopedic Clinical Nurse Specialist - Certified Certification Orthopaedic Nurses Certification Board
OD Doctor of Optometry Education Obtained Degree in Accredited College/University Medical Program
OMD Doctor of Oriental Medicine  Education Obtained Degree in Accredited College/University Medical Program
ONC® Orthopedic Nurse Certified Certification Orthopedic Nurses Certification Board
ONP-C® Orthopaedic Nurse Practitioner - Certified  Certification Orthopaedic Nurses Certification Board
OTD Doctorate of Occupational Therapy Education Obtained Degree in Accredited College/University Program
OTR /L Licensed Occupational Therapist Licensure National Board for Certification in Occupational Therapy
PA Physician Assistant Licensure Obtained Degree in Accredited College/University Medical Program
PA (ASCP) Pathologist's Assistant Certification American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP)
PAC Certified Physicians Assistant Licensure Committee on Physicians Assistants: Tennessee Department of Health
PA-C Physician Assistant Licensure Committee on Physicians Assistants: Tennessee Department of Health
PA-C Physician's Assistant Certified Licensure Committee on Physicians Assistants: Tennessee Department of Health
PBT (ASCP) Phlebotomy Technician Certification American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP)
PCCN® Progressive Care Certified Nurse  Certification American Association of Critical Care Nurses Certification Corporation
PCCN-CMC Progressive Care Certified Nurse with Cardiac Medicine Subspecialty Certification American Association of Critical Care Nurses Certification Corporation
PCNS-BC Pediatric Clinical Nurse Specialist Certification American Nurses Credentialing Center - ANCC
PE Licensed Professional Engineer Licensure National Society of Professional Engineers - Tennessee Board of Architectural and Engineering
PharmD Doctor of Pharmacy Education Obtained Degree in Accredited College/University Medical Program
PHCNS-BC Clinical Nurse Specialist Public Community Health  Certification ANCC (PHN and CHN are retired, but as of May 2008, those passing the PHN exam will get a APHN-BC certification) 
PhD Doctor of Philosophy Education Obtained Doctorate Degree in Accredited College/University Program
PhD Physics Doctor of Philosophy - Physics Education Obtained Doctorate Degree in Accredited College/University Program
PHMNP-BC Adult Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner - Board Certified Certification Tennessee Department of Health: Board of Nursing
PHR®  Professional in Human Resources Certification HR Certification Institute (HRCI) 
PMHCNS-BC Adult Psychiatric & Mental Health Clinical Nurse Specialist Certification American Nurses Credentialing Center - ANCC
PMHCNS-BC Child & Adolescent Clinical Nurse Specialist Certification American Nurses Credentialing Center - ANCC
PMHMP Psychiatric–Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certification American Nurses Credentialing Center
PMHNP Psychiatric-Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certification Tennessee Department of Health: Board of Nursing
PMHNP/CNS-BC Psychiatric–Mental Health Nurse Practitioner and Clinical Nurse Specialist Certification American Nurses Credentialing Center
PMHNP-BC Adult Psychiatric & Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certification American Nurses Credentialing Center - ANCC
PMHNP-BC Family Psychiatric & Mental Health Nurse Practitioner Certification American Nurses Credentialing Center - ANCC
PMP Project Management Professional (PMP)®  Certification Project Management Institute (PMI)
PNP-C Pediatric Primary Care Nurse Practitioner Certification American Nurses Credentialing Center - ANCC
PPCNP-BC Pediatric Nurse Practitioner Certification American Nurses Credentialing Center
PsyD Doctor of Psychology Education Obtained Degree in Accredited College/University Program
PT Physical Therapist or Physiotherapist Licensure American Physical Therapy Association
QIHC Qualification for Immunohistochemistry Certification National Society for Immunohistochemistry
RRA(ARRT) Registered Radiology Assistant Certification American Registry of Radiologic Technologists
RALAT Registered Assistant Laboratory Animal Technician Licensure American Association for Laboratory Animal Science
RCEP Registered Clinical Exercise Physiologists Licensure American College of Sports Medicine
RCES Registered Cardiac Electrophysiology Specialist Certification Cardiovascular Credentialing International
RCIS Registered Cardiovascular Invasive Specialist Certification Cardiovascular Credentialing International
RCS Registered Cardiac Sonographer Certification Cardiovascular Credentialing International
RD Registered Dietician Licensure Accreditation Council for Education in Nutrition and Dietetics (ACEND)
RD LDN Registered Dietician and Licensed Dietician/Nutritionist Licensure Tennessee Department of Health - Board of Dietitians/Nutritionist Examiner
RDA Registered Dental Assistant Licensure Tennessee Department of Health: Board of Dentistry
RDCS Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer Licensure American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
RDH Registered Diagnostic Cardiac Sonographer Licensure American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
RDMS Registered Diagnostic Medical Sonographer Licensure American Registry of Diagnostic Medical Sonographers
REI Reproductive Endocrinology/ Infertility Nurse Certification National Certification Corporation for the Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing Specialties
RHIA Registered Health Information Administrator Certification American Health Information Management Association
RHIT Registered Health Information Technician Certification American Health Information Management Association
RLAT Registered Laboratory Animal Technician Licensure American Association for Laboratory Animal Science
RLATG Registered Laboratory Animal Technologist Licensure American Association for Laboratory Animal Science
RMA Registered Medical Assistant Licensure Tennessee Department of Health: Licensure Verification
RN Registered Nurse Licensure Nursing Degree in Accredited College/University Program - Tennessee Department of Health: Board of Nursing
RN-BC Ambulatory Care Nursing Licensure American Nurses Credentialing Center - ANCC/Tennessee Department of Health: Board of Nursing
RN-BC Cardiac/Vascular Nurse Licensure American Nurses Credentialing Center - ANCC/Tennessee Department of Health: Board of Nursing
RN-BC Case Management Nurse Licensure American Nurses Credentialing Center - ANCC/Tennessee Department of Health: Board of Nursing
RN-BC Gerontological Nurse Licensure American Nurses Credentialing Center - ANCC/Tennessee Department of Health: Board of Nursing
RN-BC Informatics Nurse Licensure American Nurses Credentialing Center - ANCC/Tennessee Department of Health: Board of Nursing
RN-BC Medical-Surgical Registered Nurse Licensure American Nurses Credentialing Center - ANCC/Tennessee Department of Health: Board of Nursing
RN-BC High Risk Perinatal (Retired) Licensure American Nurses Credentialing Center - ANCC/Tennessee Department of Health: Board of Nursing
RN-BC Pain Management Nurse Licensure American Nurses Credentialing Center - ANCC/Tennessee Department of Health: Board of Nursing
RN-BC Pediatric Nurse Licensure American Nurses Credentialing Center - ANCC/Tennessee Department of Health: Board of Nursing
RN-BC Nursing Professional Development Licensure American Nurses Credentialing Center - ANCC/Tennessee Department of Health: Board of Nursing
RN-BC Psychiatric & Mental Health Nurse Licensure American Nurses Credentialing Center - ANCC/Tennessee Department of Health: Board of Nursing
RN-BC Cardiac Rehabilitation Nurse (Retired) Licensure American Nurses Credentialing Center - ANCC/Tennessee Department of Health: Board of Nursing
RN-BC College Health Nurse (last exam in 2005) Licensure American Nurses Credentialing Center - ANCC/Tennessee Department of Health: Board of Nursing
RN-BC Certified General Nursing Practice (Retired exam) Licensure American Nurses Credentialing Center - ANCC/Tennessee Department of Health: Board of Nursing
RN-BC Maternal Child Nursing (retired) Licensure American Nurses Credentialing Center - ANCC/Tennessee Department of Health: Board of Nursing
RN-BC Perinatal Nurse (retired) Licensure American Nurses Credentialing Center - ANCC/Tennessee Department of Health: Board of Nursing
RN-BC Community Health Nurse  Licensure American Nurses Credentialing Center - ANCC/Tennessee Department of Health: Board of Nursing
RN-BC School Nurse (retired) Licensure American Nurses Credentialing Center - ANCC/Tennessee Department of Health: Board of Nursing
RNC Registered Nurse Certified Licensure American Nurses Credentialing Center - ANCC/Tennessee Department of Health: Board of Nursing
RNC Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing (retired exam) Licensure NAACOG/ANA 1976-1978 (Retired)Recert via CE
RNC-LRN Low Risk Neonatal Nursing Certification National Certification Corporation for the Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing Specialties
RNC-MNN Maternal Newborn Nursing Certification National Certification Corporation for the Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing Specialties
RNC-NIC Neonatal Intensive Care Nursing Certification National Certification Corporation for the Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing Specialties
RNC-OB Inpatient Obstetric Nursing Certification National Certification Corporation for the Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing Specialties
ROUB Registered Ophthalmic Ultrasound Biometrist Certification Joint Commission on Allied Health Personnel in Ophthalmology (JCAHPO®) 
RPh Registered Pharmacist Licensure Tennessee Department of Health: Board of Pharmacy
RRT Registered Respiratory Therapist Certification National Board for Respiratory Care
RRT-ACCS Registered Respiratory Therapist - Adult Critical Care Specialty Certification National Board for Respiratory Care
RT(CT) Registered Technologist (Computed Tomography) Certification American Registry of Radiologic Technologists
RT(R ) Registered Technologist (Radiography)  Certification American Registry of Radiologic Technologists
RT(R)(CT) Registered Technologist (Radiography) (Computed Tomography) Certification American Registry of Radiologic Technologists
RT(R)(MR) Registered Technologist (Radiography) (Magnetic Resonance Imaging) Licensure American Registry of Radiologic Technologists
RT(R)(VI) Registered Technologist (Radiography) (Vascular/ Interventional) Certification American Registry of Radiologic Technologists
RT(R)M Registered Technologist (Radiography) Mammography Licensure American Registry of Radiologic Technologists
RT(R)M,BS Registered Technologist (Radiography) Mammography, Breast Sonography Licensure American Registry of Radiologic Technologists
RT(T) Registered Radiation Therapist Certification American Registry of Radiologic Technologists
RVS Registered Vascular Specialist Certification Cardiovascular Credentialing International
RVT Registered Vascular Technologist Certification American Registry for Diagnostic Medical Sonographyi
SANE-A Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner-Adult Certification Forensic Nurse Certification Board
SANE-P Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner-Pediatric Certification Forensic Nurse Certification Board
SBB (ASCP) Specialist, Blood Banking Certification American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP)
SC (ASCP) Specialist, Chemistry Certification American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP)
ScD Doctor of Science Education Obtained Doctorate Degree at Accredited College/University Program
SCRN Certified Stroke Registered Nurse Certification American Board of Neuroscience Nurses (ABNN)
SCT (ASCP) Specialist in Cytotechnology Certification American Society for Clinical Pathology
SCT (ASCP) cm Specialist in Cytotechnology Certified Maintenance Program Certification American Society for Clinical Pathology
SH (ASCP) Specialist, Hematology Certification American Society of Clinical Pathologists (ASCP)
SM Specialist in Microbiology Certification American Society for Clinical Pathology
SNP-BC School Nurse Practitioner (retired) Certification American Nurses Credentialing Center - ANCC
SPHR®  Senior Professional in Human Resources Certification HR Certification Institute (HRCI) 
SRNA®  Student Registered Nurse Anesthetist Education/Licensure Enrolled in a American Association of Nurse Anesthetists (AANA) Accredited Program
TNP Telephone Nursing Practice (ended 2007) Certification National Certification Corporation for the Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing Specialties
VA-BC Vascular Access-Board Certified (VA-BC) Certification Vascular Access Certification Corporation (VACC)
VMD Veterinary Medical Doctor Education Degree from Accredited Veterinary Program/Board of Veterinary Medical Examiners - Tennessee
WCC® Wound Care Certified Certification National Alliance of Wound Care®
WHNP Women's Health Nurse Practitioner Certification National Certification Corporation
WHNP-BC Women's Health Care Nurse Practitioner Certification National Certification Corporation for the Obstetric, Gynecologic, and Neonatal Nursing Specialties

 

CREDENTIALS - NOT APPROVED

Credential Name Type Certifying Body
A+ A+ certification Computer Microsoft
AA Associate of Arts Education Obtained Degree in Accredited College/University Program
AAS Associate in Applied Science Education Obtained Degree in Accredited College/University Program
ABPP American Board of Professional Psychology Affiliation  
AICP American Institute of Certified Planners Affiliation  
ARRT American Registry of Radiologic Technologists Affiliation  
ARRT(N) American Registry of Radiologic Technologists Affiliation  
AS Associate in Science Education Obtained Associate Degree in Accredited College/University Program
ASB Associate in Specialized Business Education Obtained Associate Degree in Accredited College/University Program
ASCP American Associate of Clinical Pathology Affiliation  
BA Bachelor of Arts Education Obtained Bachelor  Degree in Accredited College/University Program
BAS Bachelor of Applied Science Education Obtained Bachelor Degree in Accredited College/University Program
BBA Bachelor of Business Administration Education Obtained Bachelor Degree in Accredited College/University Program
BC Bachelor of Surgery Education Obtained Bachelor Degree in Accredited College/University Program
BCh Bachelor of Surgery Education Obtained Bachelor Degree in Accredited College/University Program
BDS Bachelor of Dental Surgery Education Obtained Bachelor Degree in Accredited College/University Program
BFA Bachelor of Fine Arts Education Obtained Bachelor Degree in Accredited College/University Program
BPharm Bachelor of Pharmacy Education Obtained Bachelor Degree in Accredited College/University Program
BS Bachelor of Science (not approved in non-clinical roles) Education Obtained Bachelor Degree in Accredited College/University Program
BSB/A Bachelor of Science in Business with a concentration in Administration Education Obtained Bachelor Degree in Accredited College/University Program
BSBA Bachelor of Science in Business Administration  Education Obtained Bachelor Degree in Accredited College/University Program
BSHA Bachelor of Science in Health Administration Education Obtained Bachelor Degree in Accredited College/University Program
BSIT Bachelor of Science in Information Technology Education Obtained Bachelor Degree in Accredited College/University Program
BSW Bachelor of Social Work Education Obtained Bachelor Degree in Accredited College/University Program
BVM Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine Education Obtained Bachelor Degree in Accredited College/University Program
BVMS Bachelor of Veterinary Medicine and Science Education Obtained Bachelor Degree in Accredited College/University Program
BVSc Bachelor of Veterinary Science  Education Obtained Bachelor Degree in Accredited College/University Program
CER      
CF-SLP Clinical Fellow - Speech Language Pathologist - Job Title Not Credential Education American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
CFY-SLP Clinical Fellowship Year - Speech Language Pathologist -  Job Title Not Credential Education American Speech-Language-Hearing Association
ChB Bachelor of Surgery Education Obtained Bachelor Degree in Accredited College/University Program
CLC      
DACLAM Diplomate, American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine Education American College of Laboratory Animal Medicine
DACVP Diplomate of the American College of Veterinary Pathologists Education American College of Veterinary Pathologists
Drh      
EDS Education Specialist Degree Education Obtained Degree in Accredited College/University Program
Engr Engineer Job Title  
EPC      
FAAN Fellow of the American Academy of Neurology/Fellow of the American Academy of Nursing Affiliation  
FAAO Fellow of the American Academy of Ophthalmology Affiliation  
FAAP Fellow of the American Academy of Pediatrics Affiliation  
FACC Fellow of the American College of Cardiology Affiliation  
FACEP Fellow of the American College of Emergency Physicians Affiliation  
FACHE Fellow of the American College of Healthcare Executives Affiliation American College of Healthcare Executives
FACOG Fellow Of The American College Of Obstetricians And Gynecologists Affiliation  
FACP Fellow of the American College of Physicians Affiliation  
FACR Fellow of the American Academy of Radiology Affiliation  
FACS Fellow of the America Academy of Surgeons Affiliation  
FAHA Fellow of the American Heart Association Affiliation  
FASN Fellow of the American Society of Nephrology Affiliation  
FASNC Fellow of the American Society of Nuclear Cardiology Affiliation  
FCCM Fellow of Critical Care Medicine Affiliation  
FCCP Fellow of the American College of Chest Physicians Affiliation  
FCLM Fellow of the American College of Legal Medicine Affiliation  
FRCSC Fellow of the Royal College of Surgeons of Canada Affiliation  
FRN-BC      
FSCAI Fellow of the Society for Cardiovascular Angiography and Interventions Affiliation  
HCM      
LCP      
LP      
MAT Medication Administration Training Certification  
MA-CD      
MA Medical Assistant, Not Certified    
MAT Medication Administration Training Certification   
MFT Marriage and Family Therapist Certification   
MRCP Member of the Royal College of Physicians Affiliation  
MSP      
SB      
SEC + Security + certification Computer Microsoft