On 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.
Abbreviation of Certification: CMAC
Fee charged for the exam: $139.00 (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 30 minutes.
NJ Board of Medical Examiners: The educational program shall include, at a minimum, 600 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
California CMAC CE requirements: California requires its Medical Assistant certificate holders to obtain a minimum of 60 hours of continuing education related to the practice of medical assistants over a 5 year period. All California candidates’ credentials are good for 5 years and during that time frame must accumulate 60 hours of CE in order to renew.