Medical Assistant Certification in Wyoming – WY
To summarize the steps to becoming a Certified Medical Assistant (CMA) in Wyoming:
- Complete and graduate from a Wyoming medical assistant school that is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP), either a two-year program or a shorter program.
- In addition to the classroom experience in a Wyoming medical assistant school, a practicum, or an internship, must also be completed to give the student hands-on day to day experience as a medical assistant.
- Apply for and permission to take the certification examination from the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA). There are study aids available from the AAMA to help you prepare for the testing.
- The examination itself takes approximately three hours and 15 minutes, and students will learn after testing if they have passed or failed.
- Those students passing the examination are now a Certified Medical Assistant (CMA).
The CMA credential is considered the “gold standard” for the medical assistant field and those who have earned the CMA credential can and should be justifiably proud of their accomplishments and look forward to a rewarding career.
Through campus based and online programs, aspiring Medical Assistants in Cheyenne, Casper, Laramie, Gillette and Rock Springs, Wyoming 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 Campbell County Memorial Hospital, Cheyenne Regional Medical Center, Saint John's Medical Center and Wyoming Medical Center.