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      Now Available: CCMA 3.0 Certification Exam & Study Materials

      Posted by National Healthcareer Association on May 2023

      NHA will release a new version of the Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) study materials and certification exam. See below for more details.

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      National Healthcareer Association (NHA) Granted Additional ACE College Credit Recommendations

      CCMA, CPT, CET, and CPCT exams now qualify for college credit hours

      The American Council on Education’s College Credit Recommendation Service (ACE) has evaluated and recommended college credit for two additional National Healthcareer Association (NHA) certification exams. The two new nationally accredited certification exams are for becoming a Certified EKG Technician (CET) and a Certified Patient Care Technician (CPCT/A). Those exams, along with NHA’s Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) and Certified Phlebotomy Technician (CPT) exams, are now approved for college credit for those pursuing higher education after certification.

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      Arizona Medical Board Revised Medical Assistant Rules

      Posted by Jessica Langley on March 2019

      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.

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      New Medical Assistant (CCMA) Exam Launch

      Posted by Stacy Jones on July 2017

      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.


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