To become a CMA in Arizona use the info, procedures, forms and contacts on this page. The BLS’ census information displays 16,890 medical assistants working in Arizona with an above average salary of $32,260. Boasting an approximated twenty three percent increase by 2024, the medical assistant profession is growing rapidly.
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Medical Assistant Certification in Arizona
In Arizona, the AZ Medical Board defines the functions of medical assistants but they do not require national certification or a state license, however most employers do demand national certification. The American Medical Association (AMA) acknowledges two certifications for medical assistants, the Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) and the RMA – Registered Medical Assistant. Obtaining either certificate will considerably increase your work possibilities and earnings.
The American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) is the agency that offers the certification granting CMA status. To earn a RMA certificate, you must follow the certificate steps offered by AMT – American Medical Technologists. The table below lists the requirements needed for both the RMA and CMA credentials.
|Meet 1 of the eligibility requirements. (CMA requires graduating a CAAHEP or ABHES accredited program, RMA also offers eligibility from military education, work experience and instructing.)||View Eligibility Details||View Eligibility Details|
|Submit required supporting documentation for exam application process.||Documents||Documents|
|Apply for exam and pay application fee.||Application, $125||Application, $120|
|Schedule your exam date.||Schedule||Schedule|
|Complete your exam. (Upon completion, the CMA exam will show whether you pass/failed immediately and RMA exams taken online will provide your actual score immediately.)||Yes||Yes|
|Wait 8-10 weeks (CMA candidates will receive official test scores at this time and RMA candidates will receive their certification.)||Yes||Yes|
|Passing CMA applicants then wait another 10 weeks after receiving scores to receive their certification and card.||Yes||No|
|You have the ability to retest if you fail for both the CMA and RMA||Retest info||Retest info|
|Continuing Education, membership fees, and recertification are required for both the CMA and RMA||Recertify info||Recertify info|
Arizona Chapter Contact Info
Medical Assistants – Arizona
Mary F. Dockall, CMA (AAMA)
Why Be a CMA in Arizona?
Arizona is a beautiful state to live in and for medical assistants salaries are above average and there are a number of accredited MA programs to choose from.