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/Recertification 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/Recertification 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 | The credential must be recertified every 60 months by continuing education or re-examination.