American Association of Health Technician is a voluntary, non-governmental, national certification agency established to recognize those practitioners who have attained a standard of knowledge through structured programs or work experience. AAHT is committed to meeting the changing and dynamic needs of the healthcare environment by offering examinations to practitioners to validate one or several skill areas.
The mission of AAHT is to:
- Established guidelines by which individuals may demonstrate competence in their discipline through certification testing.
- Establish re-certification guidelines through current continuing education in a given discipline.
- Provide a mechanism by which individuals who wish to enter, continue, and/or advance in their discipline by certification testing, adhere to the highest ethical standard.
AAHT informs certificants about changes in healthcare, career opportunities, seminars and continuing education through its newsletter, published and distributed in February, June and November.
The AAHT advisory board consists of healthcare professionals who periodically review certification requirements and examinations to assure uniform enforcement. The competency based examinations are written and peer reviews by practicing healthcare professionals and educators to assure comprehensiveness and validity.