BECOME A
CLINICAL MEDICAL ASSISTANT
Certified Clinical Medical Assistant Specialist (CCMAS)

Overview

Clinical Medical Assistant work in various healthcare facilities namely the Hospitals, Clinics, Multi-provider Clinics, Urgent Care Centers, and many more areas in healthcare. The duties of Clinical Medical Assistant may vary with specialty, and size of the practice. Clinical Medical assistants mainly perform clinical tasks in medical offices, clinics, hospitals of healthcare providers such as the physician and/or nurses and other healthcare professionals. Clinical Medical Assistants may also be an intermediary between the patient and the physician.

The duties of Clinical Medical Assistant vary from facility to facility; however, the general duties include clinical tasks such as Applying standard precautions and infection control, performing sterilization, Performing Vital Signs (Temperature, Pulse Rate, Respiratory Rate, and Blood Pressure), obtaining patients height and weight, performing other techniques and procedures like transfer techniques, patient positioning and preparing examination room to be ready for the physician to examine the patient, performing blood draws via venipuncture and/or dermal puncture, collecting specimens, processing specimens, performing lab tests, performing electrocardiograms of various types, administering medication, responding to emergencies and performing patient screenings and other duties as assigned by the facility.

Clinical Medical Assistant have direct interaction with the patients and therefore must understand the concept of infection control, standard precautions, communication, basic medical terminologies, legal issues, patient privacy. They must also be able to explain the procedure to the patient. In addition to explaining the procedure the Clinical Medical Assistant must also prepare the patient for the procedure.

 

Requirements

Candidates registering for the exam must qualify in (at-least 1) of the GROUPS (A or B or C) as shown below. Training and experience may be completed within united states of america or outside united states of america. 

GROUP A

EDUCATION

Training or

Equivalent

(Nationally or Internationally)

GROUP b

experience

Have work experience

or

Equivalent

GROUP C

MILITARY

Must submit proof of education or experience.

Duties

General:

Performing Vital Signs

Measuring and Record Height & Weight

Preparing Examination Room

Collecting and Processing Specimens

Equipment Sterilization and Disinfection

Performing EKG  

Performing Blood Draws  

Clinical Duties

Exam Test Plan

The exam content topic includes the following:

  1. Anatomy and Physiology

  2. Medical Terminology

  3. Legal Issues

  4. Infection Control

  5. Clinical Skills of Medical Assistant

 
 
 

Renewal

AECA believes in continuing education more frequently so that the candidate can have a constant touch with knowledge, Candidate’s are required to attend the continuing education units / credits every year to renew their certification.

Certification is required to be renewed annually.

On submitting a renewal application the candidate will receive an email with links to CEUs that must be completed and submitted online. 

Fee Schedule for Renewal

Renewal Fee: $50

Renewal: 

Certification that are expired must apply for reinstatement.

If you wish to apply to reinstate your expired certification you may proceed by submitting a reinstatement application. 

 

Fee Schedule for Reinstatement

Expired Less than 1 Year: $99  

Expired More than 1 Year but Less than 2 Years: $199

Reinstatement