Medical Assistant Certification in Nebraska – NE
Once you’ve graduated from a Nebraska medical assistant school and completed the requirements to earn a degree (usually a one-year program for a certificate and two-years for an associate’s degree), candidates apply to sit for the CMA (Certified Medical Assistant) Certification Examination given by the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA). The application form, documentation, and payment must be submitted a minimum of four months in advance of taking the exam.
Candidates can arrange to take the examination once their application has been accepted. Exams are given on a regular basis at testing centers located in Kearney, Scottsbluff, Columbus, Omaha, and Lincoln. Go to www.prometric.com to find specific information regarding test sites, times, and other details. Candidates can select the testing facility most convenient for them. The allotted time for taking the exam is three hours, with 15 minutes allowed for practice. Candidates will answer all questions on a computer. Unofficial results will be ready upon completion of the exam. Official results will arrive about 10-12 weeks later.
Certification of credentials will be sent to candidates after passing the test. If candidates do not pass the exam, they can resubmit an application and appropriate test fee as soon as desired.
Through campus based and online programs, aspiring Medical Assistants in Omaha, Lincoln, Bellevue and Grand Island, Nebraska may be able to prepare themselves for the possibility of employment in some of the largest hospitals and healthcare facilities in the state including the Bryan LGH Medical Center, Lincoln Surgical Hospital, Alegent Healthcare and Blue Cross of Nebraska.