AMCA certification exams are administered at testing facilities that have been approved by the AMCA. To become an AMCA Approved Test Site, organizations must apply and complete a Test Site Application which is reviewed by select AMCA staff. At minimum, AMCA approved test sites must meet the following requirements:
AMCA has over 900 approved test sites across the US. All AMCA exams are administered Monday through Friday between 8:30 AM and 7:00 PM EST and Saturdays between 8:00 AM and 4:00 PM EST. However, hours of operation and exam administration times could vary depending on the test site. Candidates can contact AMCA to assist them with locating an AMCA approved test site in their area.
How can your institution become an official AMCA test site?
To become an AMCA Approved Test Site, organizations can complete a Test Site Application. The AMCA Test Site Application requires the respective organization to include information such as a main contact, address, phone number, website, payment method, certification exams that they would like to administer, etc. An appointed AMCA staff member reviews the application and either approves, denies, or requests more documentation based on the submission. Once approved, test sites can then schedule, order, and administer AMCA exams. AMCA Approved Test Sites are also sent an official AMCA Approved Test Site banner to be displayed when AMCA exams are administered. If denied, test sites can reapply. There is no fee to apply to become an AMCA Approved Test Site.
When a Test Site Application is received, it is reviewed by an appointed AMCA staff member. The AMCA staff member reviews the application and verifies the information provided in regards to the following:
The AMCA is a US-based certification agency. All certifications were created based on the roles of personnel in the US healthcare system. However, organizations outside the US may be approved to become an AMCA Approved Test Site if they meet all the requirements.
International test sites must meet all the same requirements and follow the same protocol as US- based test sites with the following exceptions: