The AMCA offers three eligibility pathways for qualification to challenge an AMCA certification exam. The Eligibility Checkpoint verifies that a candidate meets the requirements of the chosen pathway. Candidates must be “Approved” through one of the eligibility pathways in order to register for an exam.
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”.
What happens after I submit an Eligibility Checkpoint?
An eligibility status will be listed. Some checkpoints are approved instantly while others require review. See the possible eligibility statuses below.
|Pending||Your eligibility checkpoint is under review. This could take up to 21 business days.|
|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.|
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.
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.
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.
C. Agree and adhere to the 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:
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.
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.
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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