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NPS Appoints A New Executive Director of Certifications

– Industry veteran adds depth to a growing team of allied health education professionals –


National Performance Specialists (NPS), a leading allied health certification agency and education advocate, today announced Ronald Hanchar has joined the company as Executive Director of Certifications. In this new position, Hanchar will be responsible for overseeing the company’s pursuit and maintenance of National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) accreditation for its numerous allied health national certification programs.


Hanchar will also manage the process for ensuring program development that is legally defensible and psychometrically sound in order for offerings to meet the latest accreditation standards. The move further solidifies Hanchar’s involvement with NPS, who previously worked in a consultant relationship with the agency to help spearhead its upcoming medical assistant national certification program with NCCA accreditation. The project is expected to rollout pilot user participation in the second quarter of 2023. “NPS has been great to work with so far, and I am looking forward to continuing the relationship for the long term,” said Hanchar. “The team has exciting plans not only for pursuing NCCA accreditation across its suite of programming but also in line with lobbying to help improve the overall state of our industry.”


Hanchar is the president and chief executive officer of Hanchar Consulting Services, LLC and has a legacy of over 20 years of managing certification and licensure programs including NCCA. He also serves as Executive Director for the National Board of Medication Therapy Management and as an independent application reviewer for NCCA. He has also served in executive director and director roles managing certification governance for the National Academy of Sports Medicine. He brings a vast network of industry contacts to help him bring together all of the moving parts encompassing programmatic accreditation for national certifications.


NPS continues to be a premier provider of national certifications while in its pursuit of NCCA accreditation, which will offer additional assurance to program participants that their certification meets competency testing standards. The formal addition of Hanchar to the agency’s leadership team is expected to expedite the NPS mission of achieving accreditation for its array of national certification programs. “We’re thrilled to have Ron on board at greater capacity and expect to see our efforts propelled forward as a result,” said Tyler Capeletti, President and CEO of NPS.


NPS has a full calendar when it comes to its 2023 strategic vision. With plans already underway to bring a new medical assistant program to fruition by year’s end, the agency is also in the process of deploying live remote proctoring for all of its national certification and renewal programs. The update will help position these programs one step closer in pursuit of becoming NCCA compliant on their own in the coming years. “Having Ron Hanchar join our team will spur even more innovation and enhancements for our current members as well as future program participants while helping us lead the way on industry standards and educational quality,” said Brandon Oxendine, NPS Vice President and CTO. NPS is renowned in the allied health field as providing all-in-one national certification solutions for phlebotomy, electrocardiography, behavioral health, patient care, medical assisting, and more.


About National Performance Specialists 

National Performance Specialists (NPS) is an independent agency dedicated to providing quality, innovative educational resources and accessible certification options for allied health professionals in a number of disciplines. NPS distinguishes itself with competency-based programs that set the standard for certification and qualified evaluation. Delivering initial certification and certification renewal services, NPS continues to innovate by pioneering technology solutions that address the needs of often laggard and change-resistant industries. Visit to learn more.

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