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School of Applied Technology and Technical Specialties

National Center for Competency Testing

The NCCT is an independent credentialing organization that tests healthcare professionals and instructors.


Each exam cost $90 if you finish your program within 6 months of testing or $135 within 5 years (please check their website for most up-to-date information).

Medical Assistant

  • 165 questions
  • 3-hour test

Medical Office Assistant

  • 125 questions
  • 3-hour test

Phlebotomy Technician

  • 145 questions
  • 2.5-hour test

Taking an exam

Visit NCCT > Select your exam > Select "Apply For Certification," complete the online application and pay the exam fee

Schedule and pay for your exam by logging into your account at NCCT

    • If you’re not an SLCC student, you need to pay a proctoring fee by making a secondary appointment using the online RegisterBlast online link. Please call the testing center should you need help navigating this exam procedures.

      Select NCCT to Pay for Sitting Fee

    • Bring 2 forms of ID. One should be a government-issued photo (driver’s license, military ID, Passport, etc.).

Retest Policy

Candidates will now have four opportunities to take a single examination, but the waiting time between attempts has changed:

  • After a failed 1st attempt - the candidate must wait 30 days before retesting.
  • After a failed 2nd attempt - the candidate must wait 30 days before retesting.
  • After a failed 3rd attempt - the candidate must wait 1 year before retesting.

Contact Us


South City Campus

1575 South State Street

Salt Lake City, Utah 84115

Room 2-153 - 2nd Floor

(Follow the sign that says SAT TESTING)

Contact Info


801-957-3257 (automated information)

801-957-3267 (appointments)

Fax: 801-997-3332