History of the NTNCB

History of the NTNCB

The Neonatal Therapy National Certification Board (NTNCB) was established by and is a subsidiary of the National Association of Neonatal Therapists (NANT).   However, due to criteria established by the Institute for Credentialing Excellence (ICE), the NTNCB maintains a completely separate leadership structure from NANT.   As with most credentialing bodies when they are in development, the NTNCB is under the parent organization and garners support from NANT.   The NTNCB applauds NANT for recognizing the importance of professional certification and appreciates its role in fostering excellence in neonatal therapy.

  • April 15, 2014: NTNCB members were announced
  • May 8, 2014:    First NTNCB meeting
  • April 9, 2015:    First NTNCB retreat
  • April 11, 2015:  NTNCB provided an update on the certification process at NANT conference
  • Sept 15, 2015:  NTNCB conducted a practice analysis
  • Dec 12, 2015:   NTNCB began exam construction
  • April 14, 2016:  2nd NTNCB retreat
  • April 16, 2016:  www.NTNCB.com launched
  • April 16, 2016:  NTNCB provided an update on certification at NANT conference
  • April 26, 2016:  Formal announcement about neonatal therapy certification to APTA, AOTA, ASHA
  • May 23: 2016:   First pilot of certification exam completed
  • June 10, 2016:  1st round of exam psychometrics completed
  • Aug 17, 2016:    Second pilot of certification exam completed
  • Sept 1, 2016      2nd round of exam psychometrics completed
  • Nov 1, 2016:      Applications for neonatal therapy certification opened
  • March 1, 2017:  Exam administration began
  • March 31, 2017: Exam psychometrics analyzed
  • April 8, 2017:  First Certified Neonatal Therapists announced