Certification Application

CCBMA accepts applications only online to provide an efficient, straightforward and convenient experience for all applicants. Once you’ve met the certification requirements, you’re ready to begin.


Applications are processed in the order they are received. Please allow 15 business days to receive your authorization letter via email with scheduling instructions. You may choose to utilize our expediting service, which includes providing your authorization via email along with a courtesy follow-up call within 7 business days. This service costs an additional $75.

Special Accommodations

Applicants who require special accommodations on the day of examination must request such exceptions in writing and it must be included with the initial application. Physical disability must be currently documented by a medical doctor. If you are requesting special accommodations because of a learning disability, documentation must be provided from a qualified professional dated within the last year.

We will make every effort to accommodate such cases, but we reserve the right to deny requests that would jeopardize the security of the examination materials or the integrity of scores derived from the examination. If you have questions regarding special accommodations, please call the office.

Grounds for Denial of Eligibility

The California Certifying Board for Medical Assistants does not discriminate among applicants as to age, race, sex, religion or national origin.

Your application can be denied if one or more of the following applies:

Failure to meet eligibility criteria

Nonpayment of fees, insufficient fees or a declined credit/debit card

Failure to provide supporting documentation

Failure to respond to CCBMA contact requests

Application Checklist

Candidate Information: Complete all personal applicant information, including providing your legal name EXACTLY matching your U.S. government-issued identification or driver’s license

Eligibility Criteria: Fill in the necessary information pertaining to how you qualify for the CCBMA examination

Clinical Proficiency: Provide authorized signature for injection and/or venipuncture training required for the clinical specialty

Supporting Documentation:

Attach the documentation to support the criteria under which you are applying

Provide a copy of your valid U.S. government-issued ID/license and a copy of current CPR certification training

Completed Application: Make sure carefully review your application and materials prior to submission

Payment Information: Provide payment for related testing fees and expired certification reactivation fee (if applicable)