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multiple sclerosis, ms, neurology, consortium, sclerosis, healthcare, multidisciplinary
|Become a Certified Multiple Sclerosis Healthcare Associate|
PURPOSE OF THE EXAMINATION
Multiple Sclerosis is a complex and lifelong neurological disease that affects many aspects of an individual’s life. Management across the lifetime of multiple sclerosis will require the expertise of multiple disciplines working together to meet the dynamic needs of the person and the family. Rapid advances in the treatment of multiple sclerosis require that health professionals have the basic knowledge and skills necessary to provide optimal care. The Consortium of Multiple Sclerosis Centers supports a voluntary certification process that reflects the knowledge of multiple disciplines in the specialized area of multiple sclerosis care. The MSHA Certification provides formal recognition of a specialized body of knowledge felt to be necessary to provide optimal care to those individuals and families living with multiple sclerosis.
Certification is intended to promote quality and consistent care to those living with multiple sclerosis by:
What Content Is Covered in the Examination
The MSHA Examination is a computer-based examination composed of a maximum of 100 multiple-choice, objective questions with a total testing time of two (2) hours.
The questions for the examination are obtained from individuals with expertise in multiple sclerosis and are reviewed for construction, accuracy, and appropriateness by the CMSC. The CMSC, with the advice and assistance of the Professional Testing Corporation, prepares the examination.
The MSHA Examination will be weighted in approximately the following manner:
Who is Eligible for the Examination?It is suggested that candidates have a minimum of one year of experience in providing services for or interacting with individuals with multiple sclerosis. Candidates must meet the following requirements:
What is the Cost for Applying
The Certification Examination is administered twice a year during an established two-week testing period on a daily basis, Monday through Saturday, excluding holidays, at computer-based testing facilities managed by PSI. PSI has several hundred testing sites in the United States, as well as Canada. Scheduling is done on a first-come, first-served basis. To find a testing center near you, visit http://candidate.psiexams.com or call 1-800-733-9267.
Please note: Hours and days of availability vary at different centers. To schedule your examination appointment, you must have received a Scheduling Authorization first from PTC.
When and Where will the Examination be Given
Examinations will be given in testing centers over two-week periods twice a year via computer. Check PTC (Professional Testing Corporation) for final schedule. The next examination dates are:
WINTER 2020 TESTING PERIOD
Application deadline: January 2nd, 2020
First day of testing: Saturday, February 1st, 2020
Last day of testing: Saturday, February 15th, 2020
ANNUAL MEETING 2020 TESTING PERIOD
Application deadline: May 6th, 2020
Examination date: Wednesday, May 27th, 2020
Paper/Pencil Examination; Conference Exam: Orlando, FL only
SUMMER 2020 TESTING PERIOD
Application deadline: May 6th, 2020
First day of testing: Saturday, June 6th, 2020
Last day of testing: Saturday, June 20th, 2020
Obtain a Handbook for Candidates and Application
For more information, please contact:
Professional Testing Corporation