Being a healthcare professional today means maintaining a lifelong commitment to high standards of practice. CMAs are required to recertify every five (5) years to demonstrate current knowledge. Recertification reinforces the validity of the CMA (AAMA) credential and helps maintain its continued acceptance by physicians, patients, and other allied health professionals. It can be done in either of two ways:
- By earning 60 continuing education units (hours) through continuing education courses
- By passing the recertification examination
CMAs who elect the continuing education route can choose from hundreds of CEU courses sponsored by local, state, and national AAMA groups, through CMA Today quizzes, or through self-study courses available through AAMA's Continuing Education Department.
Medical Assistants can demonstrate their knowledge and commitment to professionalism by earning the CMA (AAMA) credential. The CMA is awarded to candidates who have successfully completed the certification examination administered by the Certifying Board of the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA). CMAs enjoy increased respect and recognition from their professional peers. Employers also recognize the value of the CMA (AAMA) credential.