Medical Assistant Certification in Wisconsin – WI
Students may not sit for the certification examination until they have graduated from an accredited Wisconsin medical assistant school or no more than 30 days prior to graduation. Students must also have completed what is called a practicum, which is essentially an internship performed under the guidance of a professional working in a healthcare facility. To sit for the certification examination, a student must fall within the following three categories:
- A recent or completing graduate of a CAAHEP-certified program. Those who apply to take the examination within the first year of graduation are considered as a recent graduate.
- Candidates who have graduated from certified medical assistant schools in Wisconsin more than twelve months after the postmarked date on the application. (All applications must be mailed; faxes and e-mail applications are not accepted.)
- Some candidates also take the examination to become recertified as a CMA. Candidates who pass are notified “unofficially” immediately upon completion of the examination. The actual certificate, as well as a wallet card and a CMA (AAMA) pin arrive in the mail, usually within three months. Congratulations!