What is the CMA (AAMA) credential?
The CMA (AAMA) is considered the gold standard of medical assisting professionalism. This credential represents a medical assistant who has been certified by the Certifying Board of the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA). The CMA (AAMA) means a professional edge, increased prestige among peers and employers, better job security, and greater career advancement opportunities. The National Board of Medical Examiners—responsible for many national examinations for physicians—serves as test consultant for the examination. As a result, the reliability, validity and security of the examination are of the highest order. A greater number of employers are preferring (or even insisting) that their medical assistants be CMAs (AAMA). The AAMA staff receives 100 or more requests per day to verify that current or potential medical assistant employees are CMAs (AAMA). So, you’ve decided to become a CMA (AAMA). Now what? You must accomplish two things to become a CMA (AAMA). First, gradua