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Healthcare professional credentials are credentials awarded to healthcare practitioners as a way to standardize level of education and ability to provide care. The credentials are seen behind the name of the practitioner in order of most permanent to least permanent (i.e., Jane Doe, PhD, RN, CCRN).
- Radiographer and specialities
- Varies by country, see main article.
- Doctor of Optometry (OD)
- Respiratory practitioner (aka "respiratory therapist" or "respiratory care practitioner") (RT)
- Paramedic (EMT-P)
- Associate of Applied Science in Pre-hospital Paramedical Sciences
- Emergency Medical Technician (EMT-B, EMT-I, EMT-IV, EMT-I/99, EMT-I/89)
- Registered nurse (RN)
- Practical nurse (PN, LPN, LVN)
Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) Certified Medical Assistant - Admin (CMA-A) Certified Medical Assistant - Clinical (CMA-C) Certified Medical Assistant - Admin and Clinical (CMA-AC) Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) Medical Assistant (MA)
Certified Pharmacy Technician
- Surgical technologist
- Associate of Applied Science in Surgical Technology
- Physical therapist
- Doctor of Physiotherapy (dPT)
- Occupational therapist
- Physical therapy assistant
- Associate of Applied Science in Physical Therapy Assistant
- Occupational therapy assistant
- Associate of Applied Science in Occupational Therapy Assistant
- "ECFMG 2008 Information Booklet - Reference Guide for Medical Education Credentials".
- Pharmacy Certification Board (PTCB)