Abbreviation of Certification: CMAC/PTC /ETC
Fee charged for the exam: $169.00 (Study Material Included)
Clinical Medical Assistants have a variety of job responsibilities inclusive of medical and administrative tasks depending on State Law. Some common tasks of a CMAC include; taking a patient’s history, preparing an examination room, assisting physicians during examinations, preparing and transporting specimens, preparing a patient for an EKG, filing and front desk responsibilities. Since a clinical medical assistant works with the public, appearance and respect for confidentiality is important. Certified Medical Assistants may advance to other positions through experience or additional training.
The test is comprised of 200 questions:
The breakdown is as follows: Phlebotomy, EKG, anatomy and physiology, law and ethics, safety/infection control, medical office/patient care, and healthcare systems.
Allotted time for examinees is 3 hours and 15 minutes.
This supplemental PTC/ETC exam to the accredited CMAC, will ensure the test candidate has the necessary phlebotomy and ETC skills to meet today’s allied health job market.
Test 2 test is comprised of 50 questions:
The breakdown is as follows: Order and equipment selection, specimen collection, processing, patient ID, EKG rhythms and waves and lead placement.
Allotted time for examinees is 1 hour.
Passing Score: 73%
*The AMCA recommends a minimum of 30 venipunctures, 10 capillaries and 10 successful EKG’s, upon completion of a clinical program. 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.
(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)