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Keeping Your Certification Current

The purpose of staying certified contributes to professional development by requiring certificants to stay current in their field and enhance their knowledge and skills through participating in continuing education. The AMCA and subject matter experts stay abreast of current events affecting the allied healthcare professionals so therefore they review continuing education credits based on current events, industry mandates and relevance to the field.

The two year period contributes to professional development because it:

  • Allows the certificant enough time to gain employment in the ever changing industry.
  • Provides certificants enough time to gain their credits through their place of employment without the loss of work hours.
  • Ensures that certificants do not go an extended period of time without education and exposure to professional development.

The AMCA certification is good for 2 years from the date of testing. The AMCA requires 10 CE credits every 2 years. Policies for Continuing Education are established by the AMCA Certification Board. For example, if a candidate tests in February 2012 their certification is valid for 2 years – February 2014. We do allow a thirty (30) day grace period.

Expired Certification

  • For those candidates that are expired 6 months and working in the industry within their scope of practice, they can provide a letter from their employer and the required number of Continuing Education credits (evidence of outside CE can also be submit) to bring their certification current. Certification is to be renewed within 30 days.
  • For candidates that are expired 6 months or more and are not working in the industry, they are required to attend a refresher course and re-take the exam.  Evidence of the refresher course must be submitted to the AMCA Compliance Department.
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