Note Regarding COVID-19 (coronavirus)

We understand that the COVID-19 closures have greatly impacted schools and their students’ abilities to complete their program of study. As always, AMT is committed to working with our school partners to help ensure all applicants can stay on path to earning a credential. We are here for you. Below are some guidelines that you can follow:

  1. As of March 17, 2020, most Pearson VUE testing sites have closed temporarily. Please check the Pearson VUE website for detailed information about timing and whether your specific site is impacted.
  2. In lieu of in-person instruction, AMT will accept online training as long as it follows the program curriculum.
  3. In order to uphold our standards and our commitment to the public, we stand by our requirement of 160 clinical externship hours. However, we are willing to be flexible in how and in what timeframe that externship is completed. Unfortunately, simulation does not provide the type of clinical experience necessary to assure competence in an entry-level practitioner and we therefore cannot accept simulation as a substitute.
  4. To help your students meet the externship requirement, AMT will accept employment hours in lieu of completion of a formal externship. Please note that the students will not be considered “certified” until they have the required 160 hours of clinical time through their employer.
  5. For students who have already tested, AMT can provide a letter to the employer stating that all other requirements have been completed aside from the clinical externship.
  6. For those who cannot immediately test or for those who need extra time to complete an externship, AMT will extend application expiration dates to accommodate time needed to complete program requirements.


The Advantage of a Widely Recognized Certification

Health care employers look for allied health professionals who are certified because certification demonstrates that these individuals have the practical skills and knowledge to be successful in their jobs. It also matters which certification your students earn as they complete your allied health programs.


A reputation for excellence:
Health care systems and governing bodies prefer AMT to other agencies not only for our decades of experience and industry-recognized expertise, but also because of our nonprofit status and professional membership. When your students get AMT certified, your school’s reputation is reinforced.

Partnering with AMT

AMT partners with schools whose students have the requisite training that qualifies them to take and pass an AMT exam. By connecting with AMT your school will have access to personalized AMT service, extensive management reports and special purchasing options.

AMT works directly with schools to help your students and graduates get certified. Here is how it works:

Determine Eligibility to Certify
If you are interested in certifying your students, please review our program eligibility requirements to determine if your program(s) qualify. Simply open and complete the appropriate Organization Profile Form below.

Once AMT has reviewed your form submission, you will be contacted with information about your AMT Account. This is an organization account with an organization ID. When your students or graduates apply for certification, they’ll need to link their applications to your school with your organization ID. This organization account is different than your personal AMT account if you have one.

Choose Payment
If your students 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 students, here what to expect:

Applications: You will need to provide student applicants with a coupon code, which you receive through the bulk* purchase.

Practice Exams: You will need to provide student applicants 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 a single application or practice exam. Using this process is what generates the coupon or event code you will need to provide your student or graduate.

Detailed Status Reports on Demand
To track all your business with AMT, you’ll have online access to extensive reporting: outcomes data with aggregate examinee performances against a national benchmark; detailed management reports about the status of your students in the certification process; pass rates; and more.

Secure Testing Environments
To maximize security, AMT certification exams are conducted in tightly controlled testing environments. Further, AMT does not allow instructors or other related third-party individuals to proctor or have any financial interest in administering the exams. This is to maintain the highest levels of testing integrity.

Application Process

The application for a AMT certification program is all online. It is easy to apply! Each student is set up with a personal homepage with all their information in one place. A confirmation is sent immediately to the email submitted on the application. Please encourage your students to track their status online using the login information provided in the email. Allow 1 - 2 weeks for initial processing of an application.

Contact AMT with any questions: or 847-823-5169 Ext 390.

    Bulk Purchases

    If your school pays for applications (which includes cost of exam) or practice exams, consider purchasing in bulk from AMT. When planning your purchase, please note that exam applications are valid for one year.

    Bulk payment by credit card
    To purchase applications or practice exams in bulk by credit card, login to “My Homepage” for your school’s AMT account. Choose the option under “Bulk Purchasing” and follow the instructions. Once the purchase has been completed, your school will receive a confirmation both on screen and sent to the email address associated with the account. The confirmation contains the coupon code, which is the invoice number. That coupon code can be shared by you with your students to apply online. In the case of practice exams, the coupon serves as the registration “Event” code. (Bulk purchase requires login) School Portal.

    Bulk payment by check
    To purchase applications or practice exams in bulk by check, send the following information to American Medical Technologists, 10700 W. Higgins Rd, Suite 150, Rosemont, IL 60018. Attn: SRP Dept.
    • Name of your school
    • Contact information (name, phone number and email)
    • The number of applications and/or practice exams you wish to purchase
    • Check or money order for the correct amount
    Once we have processed your order, we will email you a code that can be used by your students to apply and/or purchase the practice exam online.

    Purchase orders
    Schools that would like to use a purchase order (PO) for bulk applications can request that by calling 847-823-5169, ext. 390. Only applications for certification exams are available through POs; practice exams are not. School Portal.

    Contact for more information.

    Scholarships and Awards

    Each year AMTIE awards scholarships to deserving students and AMT selects students for the Outstanding Student Award and the Technical Writing Award. Learn more about the application process and deadlines

    Certifying Support Materials

    Promote the importance of certification to your students with these encouraging message materials, available at no cost to you! To request copies, please contact us at

    • Posters: Posters, sized 24” x 18”, highlight each certification specialty.
    • Student Brochure: Quick reference tri-fold for students beginning their application.

    Medical Assistant Student Challenge Bowl

    Show your school pride and let your medical assistant students shine by demonstrating their knowledge at the Medical Assistant Student Challenge Bowl. This one-day educational competition is open to all medical assistant students who are enrolled in institutions offering a medical assistant program at the time of the competition. The tournament provides opportunities for professional camaraderie, sportsmanship, and networking with peers from various states. The medical assisting students compete by answering administrative, clinical and general questions about medical assisting.

    The 2020 Student Medical Assisting Challenge Bowl will be held Tuesday, July 14 at the Hyatt Regency in Albuquerque, New Mexico during the AMT Annual Meeting.

    Submit your team information .

    Competition details and rules can be found here. Deadline for team sign up is May 1, 2020. Questions? Email


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