Eligibility
Requirements

Eligibility Checkpoint

The AMCA offers three Exam Eligibility pathways to qualify to challenge an AMCA national certification exam. Each exam candidate must be approved through one of the exam eligibility options. To get started, log into your candidate account. If you do not have an AMCA candidate account, click here to create one. Once logged in, pass through our Eligibility Checkpoint by clicking the “Ready to Register” link from your dashboard. Candidates will be restricted from registering unless their Eligibility Status is “Approved”.

To better understand the Status of your Exam Eligibility; refer to the chart below.

Eligibility Statuses

Status Meaning
Pending Your eligibility checkpoint is under review. This could take up to 21 business days.
Awaiting Exam Date You are pre-approved, but you must submit your exam date before you can register.
Approved You can now register for the exam!
Denied You are not eligible for the exam. Please apply again when all eligibility requirements are met.

Eligibility Requirements

The population eligible to hold an active AMCA certification:

A. Must be at least 17 years of age.

B. Must possess a high school diploma (or equivalent) or be in pursuit of a high school diploma (or equivalent).

C. Agree and adhere to the AMCA Code of Ethic.

D. Must meet ONE of the following three requirements:

Option 1: Graduate from a training program, related to the exam you are applying for, taken at an AMCA Approved Test Site. Proof of course completion is required, and applicants must pass the exam within one year from the date of training completion.

  • What’s Required: Name of Exam, Test Site Name/School attended, Name of Course Completed, Course Completion Date
  • Fee: No additional fee required.
  • Options for Testing: Computer Based with In-person proctor, Paper-based with in-person proctor, Computer based with Live Remote Proctor

Option 2: Graduate from a training program, related to the exam you are applying for, taken at an institution other than an AMCA Approved Test Site. Proof of course completion is required, and applicants must pass the exam within one year from the date of training completion.

  • What’s Required: Institute Name, Name of Course Completed, Course completion date, Proof of Course Completion
  • Fee: $25.00 Non-Refundable Application Fee
  • Options for Testing: Computer based with Live Remote Proctor

Option 3: Have a minimum of one-year full-time work experience directly related to the credential. Work experience must be immediately preceding the date of application. Documentation with employer verification is required and will be verified by the AMCA.

  • What’s Required: Employer’s Company Name, Employers Address, Employers Contact Information, Proof of Employment; Verification Letter on company letter head signed by employer. The Verification Letter must include the following information; job title, date of hire, and a description of your daily job duties.
  • Fee: $25.00 Non-Refundable Application Fee
  • Options for Testing: Computer based with Live Remote Proctor

C. Agree and adhere to the Code of Ethics

Code of Ethics

The AMCA believes in a high code of moral ethics. Should you become certified by the AMCA, you must agree to abide by the following code of ethics:

1. Be dedicated to your profession. Participate actively in continuing education to enhance your knowledge of your profession.

2. Practice good judgment and be honest in all professional interactions.

3. Respect the rights of your clients and be consistently aware of HIPAA laws and how they apply to both you and your client.

4. Practice empathy towards your clients.

5. Support and respect state and federal mandates as they apply to your profession.

6. Report any wrongdoings to the appropriate personnel.

State Regulation

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 state’s rules and regulations regarding certification requirements.

Geographic Scope

AMCA is a US-based certification agency. All certifications were created based on the roles of personnel in the US healthcare system. Organizations outside the US may also be approved to offer AMCA certification exams, and candidates may choose to test internationally if all eligibility requirements can be satisfied.

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