Recertification

Recertification is required every five years to maintain "active" Certification. Recertification may be accomplished by re-testing or by the continuing medical education (CME) method.

You are due to recertify five years from your certification date. If needed, you have an additional year grace period to submit your credits, after which date you will need to retest. You will be considered "inactive" during the grace period.

Those who choose to recertify by the CME method must earn 60 CME credits during the five year period. The credits need to be in specific categories and fall within the scope of practice for a medical assistant.

 
CCMA-A
You will need 30 BASIC, 15 ADMINISTRATIVE and the remaining 15 can be either
BASIC, ADMINISTRATIVE or CLINICAL

CCMA-C
30 BASIC, 15 CLINICAL and the remaining 15 can be either
BASIC, CLINICAL or ADMINISTRATIVE

CCMA-AC

30 BASIC, 15 ADMINISTRATIVE and 15 CLINICAL



Please remember to notify the Board of any change of address. We do send you a reminder notice about six months before your recertification becomes due.

There are many ways to obtain credits. Please contact the office if you have any questions

For information on recertifying by retesting please see the Exams tab.

IMPORTANT NEWS!!  

Processing of certification exam applications
can take up to 4 weeks


Processing of recertification applications by Continuing Education Method
 can take up to 60-90 days.

DO NOT FORGET
 A copy of your US Government issued ID (Driver's license, ID card or passport) is required with all certification applications submitted. 

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