Elevate Your Care with Certified Staff

Allied health professionals who are certified function at the top of their scope of practice—bringing a higher level of value and efficiency to healthcare delivery.

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AMT works directly with you to get your employees certified. Our process is fast and efficient and works with you and your employees every step of the way.

But we don’t end at certification. Certificants become members, and we help keep them certified and on top of their profession through educational offerings and more.

Questions to Ask When Choosing a Certification Agency

About the certification agency:

  1. Is the organization reputable with an altruistic purpose?  As a not-for-profit professional society with a member-led board of directors, the sole purpose of AMT is serving its members, rather than making a profit. Committed to the allied health profession since 1939, AMT continues to grow with more than 75,000 currently certified members. Moreover, AMT is accredited through NCCA which provides its “seal of approval” only to those who meet the highest and most rigorous standards.
  2. Is the certification agency transparent? As a not-for-profit, AMT truly operates on behalf of its members and therefore makes information regarding its certification and membership publicly available.
  3. Is the agency easy to do business with? With a strong focus on customer service, AMT has developed a streamlined certification process with a friendly, accessible customer service team to assist if the need arises. AMT also offers exam prep materials, detailed status reports and “bulk purchasing” options.
  4. Does the agency ensure that each certified individual meets the stated eligibility requirements? While some agencies manage this process on a random audit basis, AMT carefully reviews applications and verifies supporting documentation to confirm that each and every candidate meets the stated requirements as claimed, thus ensuring that its high standards are consistently met.
  5. Are there flexible routes to certification? AMT recognizes the value of real-world experience, which can be applied toward meeting the requirements. AMT offers a “work route” to certification for the medical assistant, phlebotomy technician, medical administrative specialist, medical lab assistant and dental assistant.
  6. Does the agency offer national certification that is transportable across state lines? AMT offers certification that is recognized throughout the US and abroad. Although some of AMT’s credentials bear the designation Registered, it is important to note that all individuals credentialed by AMT are considered Certified, much like Registered Nurses or Registered Dieticians are certified by their respective boards.
About the certification exam:
  1. Does the exam reflect best practices in psychometrics and credentialing? The exams for AMT certification, which are developed and administered using state-of-the-art methodologies, are managed by our in-house staff of psychometricians and overseen by volunteer subject-matter experts who work in a variety of practice settings.
  2. Is the certification exam conducted in a managed, secure environment rather than variable sites with uncontrolled factors? AMT devotes significant resources to maintaining the integrity of each certification exam. One way is by partnering exclusively with Pearson VUE, a computer-based exam administrator with an international reputation for both security and accessibility.
  3. Is the credential affordable and easy to maintain? As part of its mission as a non-profit professional association, AMT consistently has lower costs for certification and certification maintenance compared to other agencies and professional associations. The maintenance requirements are practical for the working individual.

How to Certify Your Medical Assisting Staff

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.

  1. Determine Eligibility to Certify If you are interested in certifying your medical assistants, please review our eligibility requirements to determine if your medical assistants qualify: 1.) Eligibility criteria 2.) Medical assistant certification self-assessment

  2. Create an AMT Account Set up an organization account with AMT by contacting the business development department. This step is necessary for when your employees apply for certification– they’ll need to attach their applications to your work-place with your organization ID. This organization account is different than your personal AMT account, which you may or may not have already set up. AMT will connect your personal account with your organization account to show that you are an authorized user of that organization.

      Contact Business Development
      Business Hours: 8 a.m.-3:30 p.m. CST
      Phone: 847-823-5169 ext. 390
      Email: bizdev@americanmedtech.org

  • Tap Into Resources Increase your employee’s opportunity for success. 1.) Exam Content Outline for Registered Medical Assistant 2.) RMA Practice Test 3.) RMA Review Course 4. Step-by-step guide to allied health certification

  • Choose Payment If your employees are paying for their own applications for certification or study resources, please have them do that individually from the Get Certified page. If you are purchasing on behalf of your employees:
      Applications: You will need to provide them with a coupon code, which you receive through the bulk* purchase.
      Practice Exams: You will need to provide them with an event code, which you receive via email once you make the bulk* purchase.
      Review Courses: Please contact the business development department via phone or email for details.

  • *The bulk purchase process is used even if you only need to purchase one application or practice exam. Using this process is what generates the coupon code or event code you will need to give your employees.

    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)
     
    Applicants seeking the  MT and MLT Certifications, should consider AMT’s MT and MLT practice exams!  (Link)

    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

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    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 75,000 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 75,000 AMT members three times per year (March, June, and October). (Information and Rate Card)

    Advertise in “AMT Update eNewsletter”, an electronic newsletter emailed to 75,000 AMT members six times per year (January, March, May, July, September, and November). (Information and Order Form)

    Wages Statistics

    Salary Surveys
    The salaries below are based on 2016 data obtained by the Burea of Labor Statistics. Please note that these salaries do not take into account geographic and practice setting differences, or differences in salary based on training or certification status.

    Lowest 10%
    Median
    Highest 10%
    Medical Assistant
    $22,870
    $31,540
    $45,310
    Medical Technologist
    $41,550
    $61,070
    $85,160
    Medical Lab Technician
    $26,010
    $38,950
    $61,720
    Phlebotomist
    $23,330
    $32,710
    $46,850
    Dental Assistant
    $25,460
    $36,940
    $52,000

    *The lowest 10% earned less than the listed number, and the highest 10% earned more than the listed number. Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, U.S. Department of Labor, Occupational Outlook Hand book, 2016-17 Edition

    Learn more about employment and salary statistics in these Profession Profiles.

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