Clean Needle Technique Course Frequently Asked Questions

When and where are courses offered?

The CCAOM offers approximately 50 CNT courses annually at member colleges across the U.S. and several times a year in Asia (China, Hong Kong, and Korea). All courses are scheduled on the weekend.

What is the registration process?

Selecting a class date and location by making an online registration request is the first step. An email will be sent confirming receipt of the request with a link to upload required eligibility documentation. When all information is received, reviewed, and approved, an approval email is sent notifying you that you have been enrolled. For more detailed information about the registration process and eligibility requirements, please click here

Who teaches the CNT courses?

Each CNT course is taught by an NCCAOM-certified and state-licensed instructor who has completed the CCAOM instructor training program. The CNT instructors are assisted by trained examiners who have been NCCAOM-certified and hold a current state license, as well as administrative support personnel.

When and how are course materials distributed?

All the information necessary for preparing for a course will be contained in the approval notification, which will be sent after an application has been reviewed and approved. A reminder email will be sent approximately two weeks prior to the course date. If you do not receive these emails, contact the CNT office to find out why. 

How do I know if the class is cancelled?

If a class is cancelled due to low enrollment, a notification email will be sent with information about selecting an alternate class or requesting a refund.

How do I withdraw from a course?

In order to withdraw from a course, please contact our office at

How do I switch class dates?  

In order to switch class dates, please contact our office at

How do I schedule a retake?

Individuals who are retaking the CNT Course should contact our office instead of submitting an online registration request. 

Why isn't the course offered in an online format?

Due to the hands-on nature of course material as well as the practical exam requirement, the CNT course cannot be conducted online.

When and how are certificates sent following course completion?

In general, certificates are sent by mail generally 4 - 6 weeks after course completion. Early certificates may be requested for an additional fee by submitting a request.

Is verification of CNT completion automatically sent to the NCCAOM or any other entity?

No, we do not automatically send verifications. NCCAOM and most state boards require CNT verification to be sent directly from the CCAOM. Please check with your state board to find out what their requirements are for CNT verification. See the Make a Request page to complete a verification request online.