Medical Assistant Certification in Louisiana – LA
Medical assistants in Louisiana are not licensed and are not required to meet continuing education/licensure requirements. After completing formal training from a Louisiana medical assistant school, you will want to keep up with the latest information in healthcare and what’s current in the medical assistant field; this will only enhance an individual’s career and the medical assistant profession as a whole. Resources such as the AAMA offer self-study courses, an online e-Learning Center and conferences. Although there is currently no local AAMA chapter in Louisiana, those interested in starting a state society are invited to contact the AAMA Membership Department at the Executive Office.
(The Health Standards Section, the regulatory agency for Louisiana’s Department of Health and Hospitals, regulates certified nurse assistants (CNAs) and doctors of social work (DSWs) in Louisiana; however neither that regulatory agency nor the Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners licenses medical assistants.)
Through campus based and online programs, aspiring Medical Assistants in New Orleans, Baton Rouge and Shreveport, Louisiana may be able to prepare themselves for the possibility of employment in some of the largest hospitals and healthcare facilities in the state including Our Lady of the Lake Regional Medical Center, CHRISTUS Schumpert Saint Mary Place, and Ochsner Medical Center.
Medical Assistant Certification is awarded by the following professional organizations:
The Certified Medical Assistant credential (CMA)
American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA)
20 North Wacker Dr., Suite 1575
Chicago, IL 60606
Registered Medical Assistant credential (RMA)
American Medical Technologists (AMT)
10700 West Higgins Rd., Suite 150
Rosemont, IL 60018