Earning your CCMA through National Performance Specialists means you'll become nationally certified, which ensures employers you're continually updating your industry knowledge in the medical assistant field. Without this, a potential employer can't verify your medical assisting skills, decreasing your chances of being hired.
All NPS initial & renewal certification exams are live remote proctored by our partner PSI. To learn more about live remote proctoring click here.
About our Certified Clinical Medical Assistant process
Become a Certified Clinical Medical Assistant in 4 easy steps:
1Register with National Performance Specialists
Our online CCMA certification process is simple and affordable, allowing you to complete the certification process at your own pace. All of our certification materials are completely app-ready so they can be accessed from any smartphone, tablet or desktop computer. Our competency-based medical assistant study guide is available online with the ability to easily search keywords and phrases for your convenience.
The first step you need to take to achieve your CCMA certification is to register, which you can do here.
2Using our e-learning platform
Once enrolled, we will assign you an academic advisor. We will send you your advisor’s direct contact information via email, and your CCMA certification materials will be provided in your account.
With our one-of-a-kind e-learning platform featuring intelligent automation, you will easily navigate your way through the certification process. Though our advisors are here if you need them, we offer such an incredibly easy user experience, you’ll most likely not even need them.
3Taking the exam
When you register to sit for your CCMA certification exam you will be given an NPS account that includes free study materials and unlimited practice exams. The certification exam is remotely proctored and you will be able to schedule your CCMA exam from your NPS account. Once your CCMA exam is scheduled, you will need to follow the instructions of the live proctor to begin your exam session. Upon completion of your exam, your results will be provided to you within 24 hours.
4Receiving your certification
We will provide you with a digital copy of your Certified Clinical Medical Assistant certification in your account instantly once your exam results become available. The digital copy of your certification is available to be printed and verified immediately upon issuance.
All certified members will be verified by employers in the National Registry immediately upon passing the CCMA certification exam, making it easier than ever to provide proof of certification to an employer.
How much does the CCMA certification cost?
The cost for your initial two-year CCMA certification period is $200.00 including the fee for live proctoring. Your competency-based study guide and unlimited access to practice exams are provided to all NPS members free, as well as your medically-driven resume revision. On average, these services would cost you over $250. But with NPS, we're offering all of them for free.
*The free NPS exam preparation materials are not required to be used to sit for any certification exam, and their use does not guarantee a passing score on a national exam.
When you register for online testing you are able to complete the certification process online, at your own pace.
Immediate proof of certification
Upon receiving a passing certification exam score, your national certification is instantly submitted to the national registry. A digital copy of your certification is provided and stored in your NPS account for access at any time. You may download or print your certification for your and your employer's records. Your certification can easily be verified in the NPS Verification Portal.
Proud members of the Institute for Credentialing Excellence
NPS remains a proud member of the Institute for Credentialing Excellence (I.C.E.). You may view our membership using our Credly Badge that is issued by I.C.E.
We care about Our Members
NPS is the only certification agency that will provide you with all the tools you with a completely free study guide and unlimited practice exams at no additional cost. We understand everyone's circumstances are different and we strive to meet everyone's needs, no matter their financial background.
Setting high standards in the medical assistant community
We expect NPS-certified members to present themselves professionally. National Performance Specialists is a subdivision of the National Association for Psychometric Competency Testing (NAPCT). We reserve the right to revoke certifications at any time if an NPS-certified member does not conduct themselves as a moral and professional member of the allied health community. NPS certified members are rigorously tested and held to the upmost standards.
Medical Assistant study guide
Included free to all NPS members
Live remote proctored certification exam
Schedule your exam and test with a live remote proctor, online, from the convenience of your home.
National medical assistant practice exam
Unlimited practice exams included at no charge
Professional medically-driven resume
Professional resume available using our free and easy to use resume builder
Digital national medical assistant certification
Provided immediately once your exam results become available
Once your new credential has been issued you may verify your certification using the NPS verification portal.
Partners & Recognitions
National Performance Specialists is also partnered with the American Red Cross to provide job placement assistance to NPS Members and to assist the American Red Cross in recruiting quality candidates across the United States.