Beginning in 2017 the Arizona Medical Board began reviewing the existing rules regarding training requirement for Medical Assistants (MA). During this review process, the National Healthcareer Association (NHA) was provided an opportunity to speak with the Board’s staff about the value of accredited certification and the various training pathways to entry into the Medical Assistant profession.
As the field of medical assisting evolves and demand for these positions grow, National Healthcareer Association (NHA) has released the new medical assistant (CCMA) certification exam reflecting changes in the industry. After much rigor, and with the input of many practicing industry experts, this exam tests the most current and relevant competencies necessary to ensure proficiency as newly NHA certified medical assistants enter the workforce. To learn more about the value of certification, the examination development process, and the processes for assessing the validity of the exam and the reliability of scores, download the whitepaper here.