April 15, 2014:

NTNCB members appointed

Sept 15, 2015: 

NTNCB conducted a practice analysis

Dec 12, 2015: 

NTNCB began exam construction

April 16, 2016: 

www.NTNCB.com launched

April 26, 2016: 

Formal announcement about neonatal therapy certification to APTA, AOTA, ASHA

June 10, 2016: 

First pilot of certification exam completed; exam psychometrics

Sept 1, 2016: 

Second pilot of certification exam completed; exam psychometrics

Nov 1, 2016: 

Applications for neonatal therapy certification opened

March 1, 2017: 

Exam administration began

March 31, 2017: 

Exam psychometrics analyzed

April 8, 2017: 

First Certified Neonatal Therapists announced

September 22, 2017: 

100 Certified Neonatal Therapists

October 1, 2017: 

Started new test construction

November 1, 2017: 

Exam psychometrics re-analyzed

November 1, 2017: 

150 Certified Neonatal Therapists

December 1, 2017: 

Started immediate release of test scores at the testing centers

March 15, 2018: 

Added two new NTNCB members

March 31, 2018: 

Exam psychometrics re-analyzed

July 10, 2018: 

NTNCB became a member of the Institute for Credentialing Excellence (ICE)

September 26, 2018: 

200 Certified Neonatal Therapists

December 14, 2018: 

NTNCB implemented a bi-annual application process

In 2014, the National Association of Neonatal Therapists (NANT) appointed a multidisciplinary board of neonatal therapists for the purposes of developing neonatal therapy certification. Due to criteria established by the Institute for Credentialing Excellence (ICE) and the need for independent governance, the NTNCB maintains a structure and processes which are completely separate from NANT. The NTNCB is grateful to NANT for recognizing the importance of professional certification and fostering excellence in neonatal therapy.