ccma Certifications

Medical Assistant Certification (CCMA)

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.

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

ATTENTION: The pilot scoring period for the CCMA exam will conclude on September 8, 2017

If you will be sitting for your medical assistant exam between 7/19 - 9/7, your results will be available on Friday, September 8, 2017. 

The medical assistant pilot scoring period will officially come to a close on Friday, September 8, 2017. This process is critical to ensure the exam tests to the right level of competency, and that content quality meets or exceeds NHA and accreditation standards. The integrity of our exam is a top priority at NHA. We have a responsibility to the profession to uphold a standard of excellence as the healthcare landscape continues to evolve. For more information regarding pilot scoring, visit the "About Development of NHA Exams" section of the Candidate Handbook on

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

*The purchase of NHA exam preparation materials is not required to sit for any NCCA-accredited certification exam and use does not guarantee a passing score on an exam. All NHA exams are NCCA-accredited.

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