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When it comes to medical care, parents always want the best for their children. In order to expand the pediatric knowledge of medical assistants, and increase their employability in the areas of pediatric, the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA) has launched the Assessment-Based Certificate in Pediatrics (ABC-P) program as an extension of The Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) qualification.
The Certified Medical Assistant credential, often shortened to CMA, is a qualification offered through the Certifying Board (CB) of the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA).
The CB and its CMA (AAMA) Certification Program are the only medical assisting certifying body and certification program (respectively) that hold accreditation under both International Standard ISO/IEC 17024 and the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA). The National Board of Medical Examiners constructs and administers the CMA (AAMA) Certification Exam.
While not all states require a medical assistant to be certified, you do not have to be certified to practice as a medical assistant in Nevada, for instance, getting certified can be helpful in both finding a job and progressing in your career.
Potential employers place greater value on those with the CMA, as is evidenced by the fact that, every day, the AAMA responds to more than 100 employer requests for CMA (AAMA) certification verification for both current and potential employees.
Here at Northwest, we are proud of the fact that our students have an 88% national exam pass rate.
The ABC-P is designed to expand and advance the health care professionals’ knowledge and understanding of important aspects of, and medical assistants’ role within, pediatric care, As such it will contain the following four courses and a final exam:
For those who already have the CMA, they will be able to take the ABC-P for a total of 16 continuing education units (CEUs) toward recertifying their credentials.
Here at Northwest Career College, we have a student-focused attitude that prioritizes giving our graduates the training and skillset they’ll need to excel as medical assistants. Our established and seasoned instructors work with you, teaching you every aspect of Medical Assisting. We help you build your skills, abilities, and confidence, and we are proud of our 88% national exam pass rate.
If you’d like to learn more about what our medical assistant course can offer you, call one of our enrollment specialists at (702) 403-1592 today. We provide flexible learning, with online and on-campus morning, afternoon, and night classes to accommodate your Las Vegas work and family schedule. Once you’ve graduated, our dedicated and experienced Career Services team will work with you to help you find the best employment opportunities in Las Vegas. Call us now on (702) 403-1592 to start your journey!
Amanda Beardsley, C.M.A.
Medical Assisting Program Chair