The Association of Certified Dermatology Techs (ACDT) was established in 2012 to provide education and certification to those working in the supportive roles of clinical dermatology.
In the past, the role of “dermatology nurse” was traditionally filled by Registered Nurses (RNs). In recent decades, a transition has taken place in which this clinical support is much more likely to be provided by individuals from a wide variety of backgrounds – ranging from formally trained MAs to CNAs, as well as others without any prior formal medical education, whose training has taken place entirely on-the-job.
Until now, there have been no educational resources designed for this “new era” of clinical dermatology support staff. The mission of the ACDT is to provide such training through our Certified Dermatology Tech® training course.
Timothy August, MPAS, PA-C
Author – Online Certification Program
Russell Metz, MD
Ponte Vedra Beach, FL