Promote Quality through Certification

Certification represents a declaration of a particular individual’s professional competence, both current and ongoing.  In addition to certification, AMT ensures that each certified individual continues to keep current as long as he/she is working in a professional field.  It is to your advantage, and to the advantage of your patients, to promote certification and to support any ongoing maintenance requirements.

Why Hire AMT Certificants

  • AMT is Respected in the Industry: Established in 1939, AMT has long been a nationally and internationally recognized certification agency and is well respected in the industry
  • AMT’s Exams are NCCA Accredited: AMT is a reputable certification agency. Its competency-based exams are developed, administered, and analyzed using industry-standards and state-of-the-art methodologies. AMT is accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA), a recognition only given to organizations meeting rigorous NCCA Standards.
  • AMT Carefully Reviews Credentials: AMT carefully reviews applicants' credentials to ensure that they are appropriately trained in an accredited institution and/or have the requisite experience necessary to take and pass an AMT exam.
  • AMT Promotes High Exam Security: AMT has numerous policies, procedures, and systems in place to ensure both exam security and procedural standardization.  All examinations are conducted under strict direction of proctors. Proctored environments include academic sites (proctors cannot be school officials or instructors), and Pearson VUE testing centers located throughout the country. Pearson VUE is a computer-based exam administrator with an international reputation for quality and accessibility.
  • AMT Encourages Growth in the Profession: AMT strongly advocates learning as part of a member's personal and professional growth, and in fact requires its newer members to acquire a specific number of continuing education credits in order to maintain certification - this is assurance to you that the AMT certificant is keeping up with technical skills.

Meaningful Use Regulations

The CMS Meaningful Use rule requires that medical assistants be credentialed (certified) in order to enter orders into the Computerized Physician Order Entry (CPOE) system for medication and for laboratory and radiology services.  AMT’s Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) certification meets the condition of this new rule.
Meaningful Use Fact Sheet (Download)
Meaningful Use Resources (Learn More)

Certifying Your Staff
If you are interested in certifying your medical assistants, please note the following steps:

  • Review AMT’s eligibility requirements (link) to determine if your medical assistants qualify
  • Review the study resources available to help your employees brush up on their knowledge:
  1. Content outline of the exam (link)
  2. Online practice exam (link)
  3. Online review course (link)
  • If your employees are paying for their own study resources and applications, please have them do that individually from AMT’s Get Certified webpage.
  • If you are purchasing any of the study resources or applications on their behalf, first contact AMT at srp@americanmedtech.org to obtain an ID# for your institution. After you have been assigned an ID#, use the following guides to help you manage the process.
  1. How To Guide: Multiple Practice Exams and Review Courses (Coming soon)
  2. How To Guide: Multiple Applications (Coming soon)

Contact AMT at srp@americanmedtech.org or 847-823-5169 ext. 390 with any questions.

Practice and Wage Statistics

Practice Patterns
AMT is conducting practice pattern surveys and results are not yet available. Check back with us soon!

Salary Surveys
The salaries below are based on 2012 statistics obtained by the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Please note that the salaries below do not necessarily take into account geographic and practice setting differences as well as differences in salary based on length and type of training and certification status.


Lowest 10%
Median
Highest 10%
Medical Assistant
$21,080
$29,370
$41,570
Medical Technologist
$39,580
$57,580
$78,900
Medical Lab Technician
$24,790
$37,240
$57,710
Phlebotomist
$21,340
$29,730
$42,600
Dental Assistant
$23,550
$34,500
$47,580

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2014-15 Edition

Employee Verification

As an employer, you want to hire qualified personnel to ensure that your patients get the best care possible.  AMT shares in this goal - we promote and maintain a high standard of excellence for allied health professionals and support their role as part of the patient care team.
Click Here to Verify Certification Status

Find Qualified Candidates

Looking for that right person to add to your team? AMT can help by offering you three easy and cost-efficient ways to find that right candidate:

Post Jobs
Post jobs on AMT's Career Connection and receive the most exposure to the largest pool of qualified allied health professionals. Now you can also post a banner ad to complement your job posting for an even greater impact on potential applicants. With AMT's Career Connection, you can:

  • Post jobs online at flexible prices
  • Search candidates' posted resumes and career Web sites
  • Receive email alerts when new resumes meeting your criteria are posted

For pricing and other information on AMT's Career Connection: (Click here)

Rent Mailing Lists
With over 60,000 members, AMT certainly has a large database from which to begin your search...all at a nominal fee. Lists can be targeted by certification category, state(s) and zip codes for effective and targeted mailings. Lists do not include emails.  To rent a list, simply complete the Mailing List Request Form and fax to 847-823-0458 or email to mail@americanmedtech.org

Mailing List Request Form (Download)

Advertise in AMT Publications
Advertise in AMT Events, a publication that is a membership benefit to all 60,000 AMT members three times per year (March, June, and October). For more information on advertising, contact AMT: 847-823-5169 ext. 215. 

Choosing an Agency

Use specific criteria to compare and contrast credentialing agencies.

What's in a
Name

Read about the interchangeable usage of the terms “registered” vs. “certified”

CE for Your Staff

Support your employee’s professional goals by assisting with fees and/or allowing time off to participate in local, national or online CE opportunities.

Employer Corner

Comply with Meaningful Use: AMT can help your non-credentialed medical assistants get certified. Our eligibility requirements allow an individual who has worked as a medical assistant for 5 years or more to qualify to sit for our Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) exam. AMT also offers study tools to increase testing knowledge and confidence. Click on Meaningful Use tab to learn more.

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Rosemont, IL 60018
Phone: 847.823.5169 or 800.275.1268
Fax: 847.823.0458

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