Exam Eligibility and Requirements

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Exam Eligibility and Requirements

Exam Eligibility and Requirements

The population eligible to hold an active AMCA certification must be 18 years of age and possess a high school diploma or equivalent.

In order to challenge an AMCA exam, you must meet one of the below requirements: *

*CTE and Vocational students are eligible to sit for the AMCA exams. For more information please call 888.960.AMCA(2622).

Option 1

Graduate from a training program (proof of completion is required) and has up to one year from the date of completion to challenge AMCA’s certification exam.

Option 2

Exam Eligibility Application:

Option 1: Graduate from a training program within one year of test date

Option 2: Graduate from a training program combined with full time work experience.

Option 3: Have 2 or more years full time work experience immediately preceding the date of application and be presently working in that field.

All candidates must complete and submit an AMCA “Exam Eligibility Application” . There is a $25.00 processing fee upon the submission of the application.

FAST Track: Submit Exam Eligibility Application with full verification of employment which includes: date of hire, job description and be presented on company letterhead.

4 to 6 Weeks: All work experience listed on the application will be verified by the AMCA.

Once the application is approved/denied, the candidate will receive an email with a determination from the AMCA.

The candidate has 60 days in which to test or the process will have to start over including payment of all the fees.

(NJ Candidates are not eligible for this option in which to test as it violates N.J.A.C. 13:35-6.4 – all NJ candidates must graduate from a State of NJ approved 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.

Special Accommodations

AMCA pledges to comply with the provisions of the Americans with Disabilities Act. as amended (42 USCG Section 12101, et. seq.), and with Title VII of the Civil Rights Act, as amended (42 U.S.C. 2000e, et seq.), to the best of their ability. If you need special accommodations because of a disabling condition, you may ask for special testing services. This request can be submitted in one of three ways.

  1. A letter from a qualified objective physician outlining the disability or medical condition and need for accommodation.
  2. A letter from a qualified objective professional requesting the need for accommodation and reasoning.
  3. An Individual Educational Plan (IEP) that is less than two years old.

All letters must include the following:

  • An outline of the specific disability/diagnosis.
  • An explanation how this condition affects the candidate’s ability to take the exam under regular conditions.
  • Date and duration of diagnosis.
  • Specifically state the requested accommodation. If physical testing conditions are requested, state precisely what that entails. If extra time is needed, state how much time and is needed and why.

All documentation should be emailed to compliance@amceexams.com. Requests are handled on an individual basis, must be received prior to the scheduled test date, and are reviewed by the Compliance Department. The individual requesting accommodations will be notified via email or hard copy of the accommodations being allowed.  The candidate can then provide the hard copy of granted requests to the test site.

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