NIH Stroke Scale

National Stroke Association offers certification for the NIHSS in a couple of different ways.  We provide you online training and testing with instant results, CME and Certificate and by NINDS/NIH DVD, and corresponding scantron exams for individual or classroom/group training and testing.

The National Institutes of Health Stroke Scale (NIHSS) can be used as a clinical stroke assessment tool to evaluate and document neurological status in stroke patients. The stroke scale is valid for predicting lesion size and can serve as a measure of stroke severity. The NIHSS has been shown to be a predictor of both short and long term outcome of stroke patients.

Additionally, the stroke scale serves as a data collection tool for planning patient care and provides a common language for information exchanges among healthcare providers.

National Stroke Association offers certification in NIHSS through two delivery mechanisms:

  1. Online.  Online testing with instant results, CME and Certificate.
    Need Help? Please call the help line at (512)302-3113 or email campushelp@trainingcampus.com with any questions about the online system, including forgotten passwords, CME, re-printing certificates, etc.Access Online Testing
  2. Scantron test.
    Training by NINDS/NIH DVD, and corresponding paper scantron exams provided by National Stroke Association for individual or classroom/group training and testing. National Stroke Association is the only organization to offer the scantron exams!Exam Order Form (Non-Members)

The NINDS/NIH training and testing DVD can be obtained by contacting the National Institute of Neurological Disorders and Stroke at 1-800-352-9424 or the NINDS/NIH website.

National Stroke Association Stroke Center Network (SCN) members may order copies of the exam at no charge, which includes scoring and certificates of completion. Nonmembers pay $25 per exam.

For more information on how to become an SCN member, contact pmembers@stroke.org or 303-754-0934.

If you are currently a member, please contact pmembers@stroke.org or 303-754-0934 for your order form.