On the map below click your state to learn about medical assistant salaries and employment rates, state laws for working medical assistants, view it’s medical assistant certification and registration requirements, download applications, find Medical Assisting Board contact info, and more.
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Medical Assistant Certification Requirements
Each state has it’s own requirements and regulations for medical assistants. Although many states do not require medical assistant certifications, most employers do. So, to be competitive in the marketplace it is a good idea to get either your CMA or RMA title( certified medical assistant or registered medical assistant).
Working as a CMA or RMA in your state typically requires that you complete an accredited Medical Assisting program first and then passing a certification exam from one of 2 administering organizations. Typically states do not offer licenses for medical assistants, but they will certify or register medical assistants and employers prefer that you have this registration or certification. Each state has a board of medicine that oversees registered certified medical assistants and will offer specific requirements for working in that state.
We have compiled all of these requirements by state as well as any necessary application forms and medicine board contact information to make it simple for you to get started and complete the registration or certification process for medical assistants, regardless of the state you are working in.