How To Become A Certified Medical Assistant?
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)
- 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.