A Each person needs 5 continuing education units per year. These can be done using the AMCA volumes on our website www.amcaexams.com or a volume can be emailed to you as an attachment.
Q Can I submit outside CEU’s from my place of employment?
A Yes, anything you’ve done in relation to the industry is acceptable to submit as outside CE. A certificate of completion is requested to provide proof that the CE is completed. An outside CE order form can be found on our website at www.amcaexams.com.
Q Can I do all of my CEU’s all at once?
A Yes, it is totally up to the candidate. We prefer it 5 credits per year, but 10 credits in one year is perfectly acceptable.
Q What if I forget to renew and my expiration date has passed?
A The AMCA does allow a 30 day grace period but after that certain rules do apply in order to renew. We offer additional CE courses through Medline University that can be done in addition to the AMCA CE volumes as a way to bring your certification current.
Q I am currently certified and went back to school to continue my education. Can I count any of the courses I took as CE?
A Yes, just submit a transcript with an outside CE form (found on our website) and the Compliance Department will review the courses you would like to count towards CE.
Q I am certified by another company, can I just renew with your company?
A No, this is similar to reciprocity and this is a violation of accreditation standards. You can challenge the exam if you would like to be certified by us.
Q How much is it to renew my certification?
A For each volume done through the AMCA, the cost is $79.00. Outside credits are $11.00 a credit.
Q Does it matter when I renew?
A No it does not matter when you renew. The AMCA prefers that you complete 5 CEU’s every year, but doing 10 all in one year is acceptable.
Q Does the AMCA send out a reminder to the candidates that are expiring?
A No it is up to each candidate to know and maintain their certification. The AMCA occasionally sends out a postcard with a promo code to renew, which can serve as a reminder for those that are about to expire.
Q When I pay the $79.00, does that mean I am purchasing the volume?
A No, the volume is basically free; it is $79.00 to submit and process your CE credits for that particular year.
Q If my certification expired, when I renew what will be my new expiration date?
A When an expired certification is renewed, the renewal is dated 2 years from the testing date. For example, if you tested in 04/2014 your renewal should be done by 04/2016 to be renewed until 04/2018. If you let your renewal lapse and it is now 2017, you will only be renewed until 2018.
Q Can I submit a combination of outside CEU’s and one of your volumes?
A Yes, you can do both outside CEU’s and any of the volumes offered by the AMCA.