About the CACMA Examination
The CAlifornia Certified Medical Assistant examination is a comprehensive objective examination of the candidate’s knowledge of general, clinical and administrative medical assisting skills. It is designed for the entry level medical assistant.
How the Exam was Developed
CCBMA used a rigorous process involving the use of CCBMA credentialed medical assistants from all over California who served as subject matter experts. A Job Task Analysis (JTA) was facilitated by Professional Testing, Inc, an industry leader in assessment, evaluation and certification services. The JTA identified the tasks that need to be performed in a competent and safe manner as well as the knowledge, skills, abilities and other characteristics associated with responsibilities of a California medical assistant. The information gained from the JTA validated the test items on the new CACMA exam and helped ensure that CCBMA is adhering to standards of the credentialing industry.
Paving the “Road to Excellence”
CCBMA will be applying for accreditation for the CACMA certification from the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA). NCCA is the accrediting body affiliated with the Institute of Credential Excellence. CCBMA will be offering the CACMA exam which is an all-inclusive updated version of the three California Certified Medical Assistant (CCMA) examinations which will be phased out by December 31, 2023.
Be a Trailblazer
CCBMA will begin taking applications for the CACMA “pilot” exam on May 1, 2023. and “pilot” testing will begin August 1, 2023. The exam will have 140 scored questions with 20 “pretest” questions. CCBMA will offer the “pilot” exam at the reduced fee of $185 (instead of the regular fee of $250). If you are interested in taking the CACMA “pilot” exam, please contact the office at 530-622-1850.
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