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    Differences between being licensed and certified in health

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    What is the difference between being licensed and certified in a particular specialty? Where can consumers go to find reliable CAM information and what are some important factors to consider when choosing a CAM practitioner?

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    Although both licensed and certified can be very close and professionals in both areas can do much the same work, there's an important difference between professional licensing and certification. They both require training and testing, and each attest to an individual's knowledge, skills and abilities, the key difference is that certification is generally voluntary while licensing is mandated by law.

    The question of whether or not to become licensed typically falls on the type of work being performed.

    The National Institutes of Health, National ...

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    Licensing and certifications for various health careers are discussed in this solution. The explanation is given in 339 words.

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