AAMA Powers You Up!
The American Association of Medical Assistants is the
premier association dedicated exclusively to medical assistants. You’ll save money, get clued in,
and meet people who are in your profession.
You’ll see—AAMA membership
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.
Recertification standards for the CMA (AAMA) give evidence of continuing competency and knowledge. Current status is required in order to use the CMA (AAMA) credential. Effective January 1, 2010, 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. CMAs (AAMA) may choose one of two ways to recertify, either by taking the CMA(AAMA) examination or by continuing education.
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