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:  

A. Must be at least 18 years of age and possess a high school diploma or equivalent. 

B. 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 and be currently working in that field. Documentation with employer verification is required and will be verified by the AMCA. 

 

C. Agree and adhere to the Code of Ethics

Candidates qualifying through Option 2 and Option 3 must complete and submit an AMCA Exam Eligibility Application. There is a $25.00 non-refundable application fee due upon submission of the application. Once the application is reviewed, the candidate will receive an email with a determination from the AMCA. If approved, the candidate has 60 days in which to schedule an exam and test, or the process will start over including payment of all fees. The Exam Eligibility Application is listed on our website under the “Downloads” section. It can also be accessed here. 

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.  

(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)

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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