To become a medical assistant in Delaware, use all of the info, forms, and links on this page. The BLS’ latest study shows 1,840 medical assistants employed in Delaware earning just over $30,000 annually on average. While expected growth in this industry is 23% through 2024.
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Medical Assistant Certification in Delaware
Delaware state law provides some regulations on duties provided by medical assistants. Although the state doesn’t require national certification for medical assistants in Delaware, most employers prefer or require that MAs are nationally certified.
The AMA – American Medical Association accepts two certifications for medical assistants, the CMA – Certified Medical Assistant and the Registered Medical Assistant (RMA). Having one of these certifications will considerably increase your occupation possibilities and earnings.
The American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) is the agency that provides the certificate providing CMA credentials. To obtain a RMA certification, you need to follow the certification process offered by AMT – American Medical Technologists. The table just below displays the requirements needed for both the RMA and CMA certificates.
|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|
State of Delaware Licensure and Discipline
This agency regulates medical assistant functions, learn more on their website.
Why Be a CMA in Delaware?
To learn more about becoming a medical assistant in Delaware, following the links below on CMA schools and salaries: