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The American Association of Medical Assistants is the
premier association dedicated exclusively to medical assistants. You’ll save money, get clued in,
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The Certified Medical Assistant (AAMA) or CMA (AAMA) credential represents a medical assistant who has been credentialed through the Certifying Board (CB) of the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA).
The credential is awarded to candidates who pass the CMA (AAMA) Certification/Re-certification Examination.
The CB of the AAMA is committed to impartiality, objectivity, and fairness in all aspects of its CMA (AAMA) Certification Program. This commitment is reflected in all policies of the CB, and the execution of all policies.
Exam Eligibility | Only candidates who meet one of the three categories of exam eligibility are allowed to sit for the exam.
Exam Content | The CMA (AAMA) Exam is a rigorous exam that requires a thorough, broad, and current understanding of health care delivery. The CMA (AAMA) Certification/Re certification Examination Content Outline provides an overview of the wide scope of knowledge required in general, clinical, and administrative categories.
The exam consists of 200 multiple-choice questions administered in four 40-minute segments.
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All newly certified and recertifying CMAs (AAMA) will be current for
60 months from the end of the calendar month of initial certification or
most recent recertification.
Those not recertifying on or before the expiration date of their
credential will be considered as having an expired credential.
An individual whose credential has expired for more than 60 months
forfeits the right to reactivate the credential by continuing education
and must sit for the CMA (AAMA) Certification/Recertification
Examination. Payment of a $50 reactivation fee plus the recertification
by exam fee will be required.
Effective January 1, 2020: An individual whose credential has
been expired for more than 90 days forfeits the right to reactivate the
credential by continuing education and must sit for the CMA (AAMA)