AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF MEDICAL ASSISTANTS (AAMA) EXAMINATION

BACKGROUND:

The American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) examination covers a wide variety of subjects that include medical terminology, human anatomy and physiology, legal concepts, human relations, pharmacology, exam room procedures, administrative and clerical duties, and coding to name a few.  This 300 question, multiple-choice exam is required for recertification of medical assistants and is highly recommended for graduates of a CAAHEP accredited program.  CAAHEP stands for Commission on the Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs.  There are three (3) sections to the test, each containing 100 questions.  Students may take up to four (4) hours to complete the test.  For additional AAMA exam information students may call the director of the medical assistants program at (501) 968-0328 or access the website at www.aama-ntl.org. Beginning in January 2009, the exam will be computer-based only.

COST:

Students and/or recent CAAHEP graduates:  $ 125.00

Recertification (AAMA members):                  $ 125.00

Recertification (AAMA non-members):           $250.00

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