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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.

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.

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.

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.
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