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The State Specific Guidelines below are intended to provide exam candidates with information relative to the demographic in which they practice.  The AMCA does not guarantee the below information as rules/regulations change frequently and sometimes rapidly.  The AMCA will make every attempt to provide accurate information as it is our vision to continually be a resource to our candidates. 


Offical language authorizes physicians to delegate a reasonable scope of clinical and administrative tasks California


Effective: April, 2018: Medical Assistant Approval
List of Approved Certifying Organization Examinations
Personnel Licensure & Certification
Offical Letter

Effective: June 30, 2017: Phlebotomy Technician Certification Approval
The California Department of Public Health (CDPH) Laboratory Field Services (LFS) is pleased to inform you that the American Medical Certification Association (AMCA) has been granted approval to administer Certified Phlebotomist Technician (CPT) examinations for the purpose of California certification. This means that individuals passing the AMCA’s phlebotomy examination from June 30th, 2017 to June 30, 2021 may use AMCA’s certifying organization Form (PTC), 2017 towards California certification. California certification applicants will also need to meet additional requirements in education, training, and/or experience before LFS will issue California certification.
Laboratory Field Services (LFS) Information


Effective July 1, 2017
CS/CS/HB 209  – Medical Faculty & Medical Assistant Certification
Medical Faculty & Medical Assistant CertificationRequires DOH to process certain applications for temporary certificate using personal identification number; revises circumstances under which visiting physician may be issued temporary certificate; revises list of Test Sites at which certain faculty members are eligible to receive medical faculty certificate; authorizes certificate holder to practice at certain hospitals; authorizes certain medical directors to request provision of care & treatment; provides requirement for certified medical assistant credential; revises qualifications for employment as medical assistant in certain testing center.


Louisiana Board of Medical Examiners
LSBME  – See Page 6 For A List Of Approved Certifications


The state seeks to identify industry-recognized credentials that meet national quality standards, are recognized by third parties, support improved employment prospects, and have market value. While a credential does not guarantee employment the state’s vetted list of credentials will help protect students and adults transitioning into the workforce from poor quality credentials and promote credentials that can assist Nevadans in securing employment by providing evidence of skills and information on entry points into relevant industries.
Click here to view a list of AMCA approved credentials on page 6

New Jersey

New Jersey Administrative Code, Title 13, Law and Public Safety, Chapter 35, NJ Board of Medical Examiners


Certificates in Oregon: A model for workers to Jump-Start or Reboot Careers


March 14: CTE AMCA is added to the list of accepted accredited certifications.

Accreditation is the process by which a credentialing or educational program is evaluated against defined standards and is awarded recognition if it is in compliance with those standards. The Institute for Credentialing Excellence (ICE) currently offers accreditation to professional certification programs through the National  Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) which is recognized by the Department of Defense. All Health Science promoted industry certification credentialing companies are accredited through ICE


Industry-Based Certifications (IBCs)

2019-2020 Approved Industry-Based Certifications for Public School Accountability

The Texas Education Agency (TEA) is releasing the updated list of industry-based certifications to be used for public school accountability. The new list of industry-based certifications is scheduled to go into effect for the 2019-2020 school-year and will apply to school accountability ratings in August 2021.

2019-2020 Approved Industry-Based Certifications for Public School Accountability (PDF)

Industry-Based Certification 1 page resources


Virginia Department fo Education, Industry approved Credentials

Washington State DOH

The Clinical Medical Assistant Certification Examination through the American Medical Certification Association (AMCA) now satisfies the exam requirement for the medical assistant-certified credential. See the complete list of recognized exams.