Approvals & Affiliations



As a leader in health education accreditation for over 40 years, ABHES has been nationally recognized by the U.S. Secretary of Education as a private, non-profit, independent accrediting agency since 1969.


Air Force Cool

Welcome to the AF Credentialing Opportunities On-Line (AF COOL) website! This important addition to the Air Force Virtual Education Center will help airmen navigate through the various civilian credentialing opportunities that are available for their control/duty AFSCs. AF COOL provides a one-stop for airmen to explore credentials recognized by the civilian community that can enhance airmen’s current performance in their AF job as well help prepare for civilian employment. Please review all the tabs as each has important information for successful completion of an AFSC-related credential.

If you have any questions, please contact the Air Force COOL program office at DSN 749-5115, COM 334-649-5115, or email at

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Army Cool

COOL (Credentialing Opportunities On-Line) helps Army Soldiers find information on certifications and licenses related to their Military Occupational Specialties (MOSs). COOL explains how Soldiers can meet civilian certification and license requirements and provides links to numerous resources to help get them started.



CAAHEP is the largest programmatic accreditor in the health sciences field. In collaboration with its Committees on Accreditation, CAAHEP reviews and accredits over 2000 educational programs in twenty-eight (28) health science occupations.


Job Corps

Job Corps provides the all-around skills needed to succeed in a career and in life. Job Corps has approved and accepted 14 of AMCA’s national certifications in 125 Job Corps throughout the US and around the world

Medical Board of California

Approved 5/2018

The Medical Board of California approved AMCA’s application as a recognized  organization to certify medical assistants, at its quarterly board meeting on April 20, 2018.

Effective April 20, 2018, certification for medical assistants may now be eligible through American Medical Certification Association, which represents compliance with Title 16 California Code or Regulations (CCR) section 1366.31.



COOL (Credentialing Opportunities On-Line) helps Navy Service members find information on certifications and licenses related to enlisted ratings, designators, collateral duties/out of rate assignments, and officer designators. COOL explains how Sailors can meet civilian certification and license requirements and provides links to numerous resources to help get Sailors started.


New Jersey Board of Medical Examiners

Approver 12/2014

The Board of Medical Examiners are charged with the responsibility for licensing and discipline of Physicians, Podiatrists, Acupuncturists, Certified nurse/midwives, Lab Directors, Physician Assistants, and Athletic Trainers in the State of NJ.


New Jersey Department of Labor

The AMCA is recognized and listed on the New Jersey Department of Labor website as a administrator of national certification exams to the allied healthcare industry.


State of Louisiana

On April 13, 2016 the AMCA received the news that the Phlebotomy exam is now listed on the approved list of national certification exams for clinical laboratory personnel in the State of Louisiana.


U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs

The VA Functional Organization Manual is an authoritative reference that documents the Department’s missions, current organizational structure, functions, and tasks. It describes what gets done, by whom, for whom, and under what authorities.