Certified Medical Assistant Exam?
One of the most widely recognized national certification for medical assistants is the Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) through the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA). To become a CMA, medical assistants must be able to meet a certain number of requirements:
- Candidates must have graduated from a medical assisting program (certificate or diploma program or associate degree program) that is accredited by either the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) or the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES)
- Candidates must take and pass the CMA Certification Examination
The CMA must be renewed every 5 years, and recertification is dependent upon either the completion of the CMA Certification/Recertification Exam or the completion of continuing education. The cost of the exam is $125 If you are a member of the AAMA or a CAAHEP or ABHES completing student or recent graduate.. The fee is $250 for others. Reactivation fee for expired credentials is $50.