Q- How much does it cost to take the CACMA exam?

A- $250

Q- How many questions are on the exam?

A- There are 160 questions on the CACMA exam, 20 of those are unscored.

Q- How long do I have to take the exam?

A- You will be given 3 1/2 hours to take the exam.

Q- Why is CCBMA discontinuing the CCMA credentials?

A- The CACMA credential was developed after a Job Task Analysis was performed indicating that our other credentials (CCMA-AC, CCMA-C, CCMA-A) need to be updated to reflect the knowledge, skills and abilities that today’s medical assistants need to be successful in the workplace. CCBMA will be seeking NCCA accreditation for the CACMA exam.

Q- What does accreditation mean?

A- National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) is an authority on accreditation standards which means the CACMA credential has met strict requirements to receive a stamp of approval on the quality of the certification program.

Q- What happens to my CCMA credential?

A- Current CCMA certificants (CCMA-A, CCMAC and CCMA-AC) will have the option to take the CACMA exam and transition to the new CACMA credential at anytime. CCMA certificants that choose not to be transitioning into the CACMA credential may continue to maintain their current certification by meeting the CCMA recertification requirements.

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