Clinical Medical Assistant
Certification (CMAC)

To review AMCA’s status with NCCA “Click Here” and search for American Medical Certification Association under the “Organization Name”. Since October 8, 2015, the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) granted American Medical Certification Association (AMCA) accreditation to the Clinical Medical Assistant Certification (CMAC) for demonstrating compliance with the NCCA Standards for the Accreditation of Certification Programs.

Role of a Clinical Medical Assistant

A Clinical Medical Assistant can perform administrative and certain clinical duties under the direction of a physician. Administrative duties may include scheduling appointments, maintaining medical records, billing, and coding information for insurance purposes. Clinical duties may include taking and recording vital signs and medical histories, preparing patients for examination, drawing blood, and administering medications as directed by physician.

Exam Information

  • Abbreviation: CMAC
  • Total Number of questions on exam: 175
  • Allotted time for exam: 2 hours 30 minutes
  • Modality available: Online, Paper/Pencil
  • Live Remote Proctoring Available: Yes
  • Cost: $139.00 (Study material included)
  • AMCA CMAC Exam Statistics


  • Professionalism (10%)
  • Medical Law and Ethics (4%)
  • Clinical Medical Assisting (60%)
  • Administrative Medical Assisting (26%)
For more information, please view the Certification Program Outline and Exam Blueprint.

Additional Information

If you would like to learn more about the role of a Clinical Medical Assistant, please visit: Bureau of Labor Statistics or the Occupational Information Network (O*NET).

State Guidelines

The laws and regulations pertaining to minimum requirements and the allied health industry vary by state. It is highly recommended that test candidates familiarize themselves with their particular states rules and regulations regarding certification requirements.

NJ Board of Medical Examiners: Revised 6/12/2018

The educational program shall include, at a minimum, 330 clock hours of instruction and shall encompass training in the administration of intramuscular and subcutaneous injections and instruction and demonstration in; pertinent anatomy and physiology appropriate to injection procedures; choice of equipment; proper technique, including sterile technique; hazards and complications; and emergency procedures. N.J.A.C. 13:35-6.4
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