Are you eligible for CMAS certification?

Applicants must meet one of the following routes to be eligible to apply for an CMAS certification exam.

Required Documentation

Route 1: Education

Applicant shall be a recent graduate or scheduled to graduate from an accredited Medical Administrative Specialist program* or a Medical Administrative Specialist program housed within an accredited institution.

  • Must have 720 hours of didactic instruction, to include at least 160 hours of externship
  • Program must include the following content areas:  medical records management, health care insurance processing, coding, office financial responsibilities, and information processing

*Program or institution must be accredited by a regional or national accreditation agency approved by the US Department of Education (DOE), the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA) or otherwise approved by the AMT Board of Directors.

If recently graduated:  

  • Official final transcript provided by the school, showing graduation from a Medical Administrative Specialist program

If graduated 4+ years ago:  

  • Copy of transcripts showing graduation from a Medical Administrative Specialist program
  • Documented, relevant, full-time work experience for 3 years out of the last 5 years that is verified by AMT. Work requirement is assumed to be full-time (40 hours per week). May be a combination of part time settings
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Route 2: RMA Certificant

Applicant shall be certified as a Registered Medical Assistant (RMA), or equivalent, and possess a minimum of two years of recent full-time experience working as a medical office administrative specialist.

  • Work requirement is assumed to be full-time (40 hours per week).  May be a combination of part time settings.

Route 3: Work Experience

Applicant shall have been employed as a medical office administrative specialist for a minimum of five years out of the past seven years.

  • Work requirement is assumed to be full-time (40 hours per week).  May be a combination of part time settings.

  • A copy of your high school diploma, GED, or equivalent
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Once Eligible You Can Apply

Complete application and submit fee online.

Once you are eligible you can apply. Submit a separate application for each certification.

Pay fee*

CMAS
$120

*Fees are non-refundable and include application, exam and first annual fee.

Utilize AMT study resources to increase testing confidence.

Once you receive notification from AMT with approval you may proceed.

Schedule the exam

If you are taking the exam at your school, your instructor will provide information about the exam date and time. If you are taking the exam at a one of the hundreds of Pearson VUE testing center locations across the country, you will schedule your own exam.

Locate a Testing Center Near Me

To cancel or reschedule

Call Pearson VUE at 1-888-846-6941 24 hours prior to your exam. If you are late or don’t show, you must pay a retesting fee to reschedule.

Take the Exam

Arrive 30 minutes prior to exam time with the required testing items:

  1. Authorization letter
  2. Two forms of valid identification
    • Both must have your first and last name identical to your name on your authorization letter
    • Both must bear your signature
    • One form must be a photo ID, either a driver’s license, state ID card, military ID, or passport

After the Exam

  • Results are available after the exam and are sent to AMT within 48 hours
  • All documentation MUST be complete to receive certification
  • Official certificate will arrive in the mail within 7-14 days
  • You may download your certified member card from My AMT Portal.

Retesting

If you receive a failing score, you will need to retake the entire exam.

  • Retake is permitted no sooner than 45 days from previous attempt
  • A non-refundable fee is required for each additional attempt
  • You are limited to 4 exam attempts for any one certification
  • Consult the AMT study resources to prepare for a retake

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