Test Sites

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 AMCA staff. At a minimum, AMCA Approved Test Sites must meet the following requirements:

  • Have a physical commercial space (cannot be residential)
  • Have a main contact who serves in an administrative role at the institution or organization
  • Have adequate space for testing candidates
  • Be able to provide a candidate with a testing environment that is well lit, comfortable, and quiet

Becoming an AMCA Test Site

How can your institution become an official AMCA test site?

To become an AMCA Approved Test Site click the “Login/Create An Account” button. The Test Site account should be created by an individual who will serve as the Test Site Coordinator. Additional roles (users) can be added later. Creating a Test Site account simultaneously creates the Test Site Coordinators user account and the Test Site portal.

Once a Test Site account is created, the Test Site Coordinator can log in and complete a Test Site Application.

An AMCA Test Site Application requires the Test Site Coordinator to include information such as an address, phone number, website, payment method, certification exams that they would like to administer, etc. Once received, an appointed AMCA staff member reviews the application and either approves, denies, or requests more documentation based on the submission. Please allow 21 days for the Test Site Application to be reviewed.

What happens next?

Once a Test Site Application is approved, a representative of the test site is required to participate in an orientation, which will activate the test site account. Only active Test Site accounts can add exam proctors, instructors and schedule exam dates.

AMCA Approved Test Sites will receive a Welcome Kit with an official AMCA Approved Test Site banner, wall certificates to display what exams they have been approved to administer, a Letter of Approval, and marketing material. If denied, test sites can reapply. There is no fee to apply to become an AMCA Approved Test Site.

International Test Sites

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:

  • The only testing modality available is computer-based testing (CBT). This increases security and decreases risk associated with shipping exams to international locations or transmitting exams for printing.
  • Candidates from international test sites only receive their credentials in digital form (digital badge, AMCA official transcript). This increases security and decreases the wait time caused by mailing certificates internationally.