AMT Registered Medical Assistant RMA Exam FAQ

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    I was registered as RMA several years ago and have just took 160 hours refresher at Everest. I would like to take the exam to be re-registered. How do I go about this? I graduated with High honors and recent classes 96.26% Can I take exam have GED.

    The Registered Medical Assistant exam is administered by the American Medical Technologists (AMT). For questions like that in regard to the taking of the exam, best to speak with them. We do not administer the exam - we help students study for the RMA exam.

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    I have been a medical-assistant since 1994 after graduating from Professional Careers Institute in Indianapolis, IN. I took my certification test in January of 1995 and passed. I held certification through January of 2000. Since that time, my employers have never required me to re-certify. My current employer is requiring that I re-certify by April 25th. I am registered to test for the C-M-A exam through the AAMA but not until June 1st. Would it be possible to take your exam before April 25th? If so, would you please let me know how and where I can take it? My employer said that R.M.A. was also acceptable.

    The Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) Certification is administered by the American Medical Technologists (AMP). According to their website, certification is desirable for many employers but not mandatory. To schedule the RMA exam, I suggest you contact AMP directly.

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    Is there a time frame, once a student graduates from an accredited school to sit for the exam and if so how long?

    I do not believe there is a time frame after graduation. Certification for RMA's is required by many employers, but is not mandatory. The actual exam is administered by the American Medical Technologist (AMP). Probably best to speak with them directly.

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    How often does an individual need to renew their certification once they have obtained it? Is it annually, biannual?

    The RMA is administered by the American Medical Technologists (AMP). According to their website, there are are no requirements for re-certification.

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    My school is ACCA (accrediting commission of career school) and just wanted to know if i can take the C.M.A. or the R.M.A. exam

    The Registered Medical Assistant exam is administered by the American Medical Technologists (AMP). According to their website, the schools must be recognized by the U.S. Department of Education: Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) and the Accreditation Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES). There are currently about 700 Medical Assisting programs accredited by these two organizations.

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    Have worked over 5 years as a medical assistant. Do I still have to take the medical assistant class in order to take the test for R.M.A?

    As I understand, the RMA certification is not a mandatory certification. The government does not require that you be certified, BUT most employers DO require the certification.

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    i graduated in 2000 as medical asistant and worked since then , im interested in start lvn program but i need to be registered , can you please advise me what do i need to do to be register

    more informaiton on LPN/LVN here - LPN Career

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    I'm doing CMA from ATI and will be graduate this Dec, Could you please tell me, after completing my internship, graduation, could I get a job on my Certification and internship or I have to do a RMA certification. Thanks!

    The CMA and the RMA are very similar certifications with much of the course content overlapping. I believe the RMA has a bit more course content on billing and insurance than the CMA.

    Also note that the RMA is not a mandatory certification - employers like to see it, but there is no State or federal law requiring it.

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    Hi, I was wondering what is the fee to take the exam? Thanks

    The Application fee for the RMA Exam is $90.

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    i will take the rma exam next week,and my fourth time to reschedule for this exam because i felt like I studied, but when i took the practice test i didn't get a good score i don't no why , that mean am not going to pass this exam or what.

    Failing the RMA practice Test is not a problem because it is only a practice test. - the practice test, especially the first one, is to show you what you need to work on and where your strengths and weaknesses are. The problem is you only have a week to go so you are going to be busy!

    Go back over the practice test and see what questions you got wrong - that is the most valuable thing you can do. Then study that area and try again. Good Luck!

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    I want to know do I have to be in school to take the rma exam

    No - I believe you can take it any time. Talk to AMT for confirmation though.

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    Do I have to complete my extern/internship before I am able to take the RMA?

    No. You can take the RMA any time. Talk to AMT for confirmation.

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    What is the passing score for the RMA?

    The RMA has about 210 questions though it varies from year to year. The scores are converted to a scale of 100, and the passing score is 70.

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    How long is the RMA good for?

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    I had finished my hours then moved to another state but i'm having problems finding a testing sight... how do i find find the closest testing sight?

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    I have worked over 5 years as a medical assistant with no schooling. Would I still be able to take the test and qualify for a RMA certificate?

    Contact AMT for that kind of question and details http://www.americanmedtech.org/

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    can i find out my results its been almost 8 weeks

    It depends where you took it - contact AMT http://www.americanmedtech.org/

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    can you take the test without going to school?

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    I would like to take practice test can you tell me where i can get copy?

    You can get online RMA practice tests here - we will have a PDF version of the RMA soon.

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    does anyone know what diagrams are on the test?

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    how often dose an RMA have to renew their certification

    There is no requirement for renwal on the RMA

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    Can you sit for the RMA with an accredited High School Diploma

    Yes - High School Diploma or GED, or CHSPE in California.

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    Graduated in 2005 and never worked in the field as a RMA. kept up with the cdu's until 2007 or 2008. was told that I can reapply by doing the MA modules is that true. And if so can this be done online?

    I haven't seen RMA online - we do offer practice questions here

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    My name is **** ********* i just bought the web site im having problems downloading the web site

    If you are having difficulty download any of our Study Guides please Contact Us for assistance

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    I just graduated college and majored in biology. I now have a bachelors degree, however, I would like to become a medical assistant. Would i have to go to school all over again or can I just buy a text book and study from that in order to get certified? Lastly if you cannot answer this question can you point me in a direction in which someone who can?

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    I have just taken and passed my amt rma test. Am I registered just for the state or federally as well?

    The RMA is not a mandatory certification at the State or Federal level. Most employers prefer/require it though.

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    if i failed my first attempt on the RMA, is there a time limit i have too wait to take it again?

    There is a 90 day waiting period to retake the exam. You can retake the test 3 times after the first failure. For the first time that you retake the exam, you do not have to file a new application. After that you must file a new application.

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    rma and cma practise test

    RMA Practice Tests are HERE and CMA are HERE

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    I need to know what is good to study for passing the AMT for medical assisting

    Try our practice tests HERE Lots of other material is available on Amazon.

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    I graduated for Medical Assistant but never did take my exam. If i want to pick back up what i didn't finish were do i start or what to i have to do?

    If you are feeling very confident that you know the material, you could challenge the RMA exam. That is a bit of a risky option though! Probably best to take a refresher course, which if you have already done it, should be easy and fast.

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    What is the grade for 76 on rma test

    The passing score for the RMA is 70, so 76 means you have passed. Note that this is a 'scaled' score from 0 - 100. So a score of 76 doesn't mean that you got 76 questions correct and 24 questions wrong.

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    Doies a R.M.A make more than a C.M.A, and are there more job oppurtunities for RMA than CMA.

    Generally they are grouped together as "medical assistants" The US Occupations Outlook handbook lists the average salary as $29,000 with some variation depending on where you work - e.eg. hospital, outpatient care center, medical office, etc. with hospitals paying the most.

    Employment is expected to grow faster than average, and medical assistants are one of the fastest growing occupations.

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    I just took my RMA exam today and I didn't pass I was supposed to make a 70 or high I was 4 points away from passing with a 66. My question is if you fail it the first will there be a fee to retake it again?

    There is a 90 day waiting period to retake the exam. You can retake the test 3 times after the first failure.

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    what study materials will guarantee a definite passing grade? I have taken the aama and failed I hope this test will be easier in some way so I can pass and keep my job.

    Nothing can guarantee a passing grade - the only thing is knowing your stuff!

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    where can I find books to borrow to study for this test?

    You can try the library or try some of our RMA Practice Questions HERE

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    i failed my RMA exam and am wanting to retake it. how do i go about retaking it?

    You can retake the RMA 3 times. The first time you do not have to re-register. For the 2nd and 3rd try, you have to show evidence of skill upgrading.

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    I am currently in a school that prepares one for taking the RMA after graduation. Can I also, on my own, take the CMA, to make sure I have whatever endorsement my future employer prefers? Or do you have to be at a school that specifically prepares one for the CMA exam?

    The RMA and CMA are quite different although they cover a lot of the same material. See our RMA page here and CMA Page

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    I just fail the RMA test can I retake it before the 90 days in another school or location?

    No - you do have to wait 90 days

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    Can you take your RMA a third time do I have to take any refresher class

    No - to take the exam a 3rd time you need to show "documentation of additional training or retraining"

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    I have a RMA working in a moderate complexity laboratory. Is she allowed to perform non-waived testing if properly trained?

    This would vary company by company

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    what should i really focus on when taking the RMA exam????

    First you want to find out what is on the test - see RMA test contents and figure out your strengths and weaknesses and go from there - focussing the most time on your weakest areas.

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