ccma Certifications

Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA)

Certified Clinical Medical Assistants (CCMAs) are a vital part of clinical patient care. Because CCMAs are trained to perform so many different tasks, they are in great demand in the workforce.

Now Available: New CCMA Test Plan for 2017

Due the to ever-changing trends of the medical assisting profession, NHA, with the help of numerous subject matter experts, has conducted a nationwide Job Analysis to ensure we are accurately testing the most current and relevant competencies necessary to ensure proficiency in the medical assisting profession. As a result of this extensive Job Analysis, a new test plan is now available for your review in both summary format and a detailed format.

We anticipate the release of a new CCMA exam based on this test plan in early 2017. Please check this page regularly for updates and additional information on updated certification preparation materials.


For questions regarding which test plan to use, please reference the guidance below:*

*Dates listed are subject to change. Please check this page regularly for updates on exam release timing.

Job postings for Medical Assistants grew 15 percent in 2014 after growing over 10 percent per year in 2012 and 2013. - from research conducted by Gray Associates

Whether you want to work in a doctor’s office or a large hospital system, becoming a CCMA with NHA shows that you are knowledgeable and ready to be a valued member of a healthcare team.

As a CCMA, you may perform some or all of the following tasks:

  • Assist the physician during exams
  • Interview and educate patients
  • Measure and record vital signs
  • Administer injections

*Certification preparation resources are offered in partnership with ATI Allied Health. The purchase of ATI Allied Health certification exam preparation materials is not required to sit for any NCCA-accredited certification exams. All NHA exams are NCCA-accredited.

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