What are the requirements of AAMA?

What are the requirements of AAMA?

Eligibility Requirements for the CMA (AAMA)® Exam

  • Category 1 | Completing student or recent graduate of a CAAHEP- or ABHES-accredited medical assisting program.
  • Category 2 | Nonrecent graduate of a CAAHEP- or ABHES-accredited medical assisting program.
  • Category 3 | CMA (AAMA) recertificant.

    Are there any publications that come with membership into AAMA?

    Members receive a complimentary subscription to CMA Today, the magazine devoted entirely to your profession. That’s a $60 value! Flip through each issue for medical assisting news, CEU articles and tests, and health care information. Stay on top of your field with continuing education.

    Who is eligible to take the AAMA’s Certification Examination?

    A. The only individuals eligible to take the CMA (AAMA) Certification Examination and become CMAs (AAMA) are graduates of CAAHEP or ABHES accredited medical assisting programs.

    How much is the AAMA exam?

    How much does the CMA (AAMA) Certification Exam cost? The cost to sit for the CMA (AAMA) Certification Exam is $250 for nonmembers and $125 for AAMA members.

    What can AAMA provide for me?

    AAMA Mission | The mission of the American Association of Medical Assistants® is to provide the medical assistant professional with education, certification, credential acknowledgment, networking opportunities, scope-of-practice protection, and advocacy for quality patient-centered health care.

    What are the benefits of AAMA?


    • CMA (AAMA)® Exam discounts.
    • Practice protection.
    • Credential verification.
    • Prestige.
    • CMA Today.
    • Discounts.
    • AAMA Annual Conference.
    • Networking opportunities.

    What is a passing score on the AAMA exam?

    The minimum passing score (MPS) is 430. Thus, you will need to obtain a score of 430 or more to pass the examination. The AAMA Certifying Board may change this minimum required proficiency level as deemed appropriate.

    What are the benefits of being a member of the AAMA?

    The benefits of AAMA membership are many, including: Networking and business opportunities. Sharing of manufacturing best practices. Information on issues impacting the industry. Information on advances in technology and continuous improvement. Listing on AAMA website. Members Directory.

    What do you need to be a member of AHIMA?

    To be eligible, a student cannot previously have been a member or hold an AHIMA credential/registered for an exam, and must be currently enrolled in a formal certificate or degree-granting program relevant to AHIMA’s purpose (including, but not limited to, CAHIIM-accredited or PCAP/ACCP-approved coding programs).

    What do I need to renew my Aama certificate?

    Note: The documentation listed above is required if AAMA contacts you to request verification of CEUs listed on your renewal form. Any certificate, including a Certificate of Completion, will be accepted.

    How many Aama recertification points do I Need?

    Up to 30 of the required 60 recertification points used to recertify can be from non-AAMA sources. As long as a program meets the criteria listed, it would count for non-AAMA CEUs.