This page has everything you need to become a medical assistant in Indiana. The Bureau of Labor Statistic’s most recent record shows 12,180 medical assistants with employment in Indiana and the medical assisting occupation is predicted to grow at a high rate of 23 percent through 2024.
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Medical Assistant Certification in Indiana
the Indiana Department of Workforce Development provides some regulations over medical assistants in IN. However, Indiana doesn’t require medical assistants to obtain certification for employment.
That said, many employers do require certification so many medical assistants in Indiana are certified. The AMA – American Medical Association recognizes two certificates for medical assistants, the CMA or Certified Medical Assistant and the Registered Medical Assistant (RMA). Obtaining either certificate will greatly increase your job opportunities and compensation.
The AAMA (American Association of Medical Assistants) is the organization that provides the certification giving official credentials of CMA. To obtain a RMA certification, you must complete the certificate steps provided by American Medical Technologists (AMT). Below are the requirements for both the CMA and RMA 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|
INSMA Board Contact Info
The Indiana Society of Medical Assistants offers networking opportunities as well as helpful info and resources on their chapter website.
Clara Poirot, CMA (AAMA), CN-BC
Why Be a CMA in Indiana?
While deciding to become a medical assistant in Indiana it is helpful to learn about education and career opportunities. The links below will provide helpful information for prospective MAs in Indiana: