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certification

 [ser″tĭ-fĭ-ka´shun]
a process indicating that an individual or institution has met predetermined standards; many specialty areas have professional organizations that provide certification to individual practitioners. National associations may control the process and development of certification examinations conducted by their specialty interest groups.
Miller-Keane Encyclopedia and Dictionary of Medicine, Nursing, and Allied Health, Seventh Edition. © 2003 by Saunders, an imprint of Elsevier, Inc. All rights reserved.

cer·ti·fi·ca·tion

(ser'ti-fi-kā'shŭn),
1. Acknowledgment by a medical specialty board of successful completion of requirements for recognition as a specialist.
2. The court procedure by which a patient is committed to a mental institution.
3. Involuntary mental hospitalization.
Farlex Partner Medical Dictionary © Farlex 2012

cer·ti·fi·ca·tion

(sĕr'ti-fi-kā'shŭn)
1. The attainment of board approval and credentialing in a specialty.
2. The court procedure by which a patient is committed to a mental institution.
3. Involuntary mental hospitalization.
Medical Dictionary for the Health Professions and Nursing © Farlex 2012

cer·ti·fi·ca·tion

(sĕr'ti-fi-kā'shŭn)
Acknowledgment by a medical specialty board of successful completion of requirements for recognition as a specialist.
Medical Dictionary for the Dental Professions © Farlex 2012
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