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.

Medical Assistants: Helping Practices Evolve within the Changing Healthcare Delivery System

Certifying your Medical Assisting Staff

Find out why AMT is THE preferred certification agency for medical assistants” (Download)

If you are interested in certifying your medical assistants, please review our process:

Review AMT’s eligibility requirements to determine if your medical assistants qualify:

  1. Medical Assistant Eligibility Chart (Download)
  2. Medical Assistant Certification Self-Assessment (Download)
  3. Eligibility Criteria (Link)

Increase your employees opportunity for success with our study resources:

  • Practice Tests: An excellent tool to help "Prepare for the Exam" with questions designed and written to familiarize yourself with the style and flow of the exam
  • Review Courses: Perfect if you have been out of the classroom for a few years or just wish to review Medical Terminology.

If your employees are paying for their own study resources and applications, please have them do that individually from AMT’s Get Certified page.

If you are purchasing any of the study resources or applications on their behalf, first contact AMT at to obtain an ID# for your institution.

Contact AMT at or 847-823-5169 ext. 390 with any questions.

Meaningful Use Regulations

CMS Meaningful Use Regulations

Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) Meaningful Use Regulations require 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.

CMS Publishes Stage 3 Meaningful Use Final Rule (Link)
CMS Meaningful Use Website (Link)

Eligible Professional EHR Incentive Program Objectives and Measures for CPOE

Stage 3 Issued October 6, 2015 (page 3, bullet 4 under “Additional Information”)

Stage 2 Issued October, 2012 (page 3, bullet 1) (Download)

AMT’s Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) certification meets the condition of this rule.

Learn more about AMT and Meaningful Use
Contact AMT at or 847-823-5169 ext. 390 with any questions.

Certifying your Laboratory Staff

AMT’s lab certifications embody robust eligibility requirements and a rigorous exam process. Find out why AMT is the best choice for your lab. (Link)

To challenge AMT’s MT certification exam, an applicant must possess at least a BS degree. Find out how AMT eligibility criteria compare to ASCP.  (Link)

AMT’s exam is very similar in depth and breadth to ASCP’s exam. To compare exam content, click here (Link)

AMT exam is now approved in California! (Link to Press Release)
AMT partners with Medogy in the Middle East Northern Africa region (MENA) (Link)

Exploring the tasks of Laboratorians. (Download Article)

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

Health eCareers One Post

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: AMT's Career Connection

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

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). (Information and Rate Card)

Practice and Wages Statistics

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%
Highest 10%
Medical Assistant
Medical Technologist
Medical Lab Technician
Dental Assistant

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

Read more about Profession Profiles for our certifications.

Why Choose AMT

5 Reasons to Choose AMT

What's in a

National Recognition

Certification Process

What to Expect

Employer Corner

Meaningful Use doesn’t have to be a hassle: 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 Certifying your Medical Assisting Staff tab to learn more.

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