Achieving NCCAOM certification demonstrates the mastery of core competencies including the knowledge, skills, and abilities required within an AHM professional practice; therefore, the focus of NCCAOM recertification is to maintain the core competencies and advance the professional growth and development of the Diplomate. To that end, the Professional Development Activity or “PDA” program was created as NCCAOM’s department of continuing education. The PDA program was created to provide an avenue for NCCAOM Diplomates to earn “PDA Points” (CEUs) for participating in approved programs that apply toward NCCAOM recertification requirements. In turn, the NCCAOM PDA Department partners with individuals and organizations to provide these quality education programs.

NCCAOM’s PDA program began in 1990’s and has grown to over 1,500 PDA Providers and 5,200 approved courses. In 2007, 2011, and 2018 significant advances were made in the PDA Department demonstrating dedication to the NCCAOM Diplomates and PDA Providers.

Attention NCCAOM Diplomates

To ensure automated reporting of approved PDA points for PDA approved courses to the NCCAOM® Recertification Transcript, all NCCAOM Diplomates must enter their first and last name and their NCCAOM ID number as recorded in their Certification account when registering for a PDA approved course. The NCCAOM ID# cannot contain any characters, letters or leading zeroes,
it may have from 3 to 6 digits only.