Requirements for Clinical Medical Assistant Continuing Education Activity & Certification Workshop
You must meet one of the following requirements listed below to participate in this certification & continuing education workshop::
- Patient Care Technicians/PCA’s/PCT/NT
- Medical Assistants
- Medical Assistants or Patient Care Technicians that have been working in the field for 1 year
- Medical Assistants or Patient Care Technicians that have graduated for a medical assistant program or Patient Care Technician Program,
- Medical Assistants or Patient Care Technicians that were trained on the job training
- Veteran`s (military medical experience)
- Medical Graduates
- International Medical Graduates (IMG) (do not need to be licensed in US) that have successfully completed a medical program who desire to be retrained.
- Certificate of completion, Transcript
- Actual fieldwork, on the job training One-year of verifiable work experience (down load the work verification form on the forms page to be completed by your employer) Or a letter from your employer on company letter head signed by your supervisor.
This Clinical Medical Assistant continuing education certification program for healthcare professionals can be completed in 1 or 2 days participants will receive 10 or 16 hours of ceu credit. Preparatory reading will be provided at no cost from an outside vendor and must be completed before you arrive to the live interactive class. Certification Exam Will be taken on site the last 2 hours of the class
This Certification Program Consists of about 24- 32 Hours in total (16 hours of preparatory home study and 10-16 hours classroom/clinical)
This continuing education & certification program is great for :
- Lapsed certification
- Continuing education hours
- For individuals with 1-year experience working in the medical field that would like to become nationally certified.
- Healthcare facilities and nursing groups to upgrade and keep current in nursing practice.
- Unemployed/underemployed healthcare professionals with prior healthcare background by way of schooling or experience.
- For any licensed or certified healthcare professionals who are motivated to learn and enrich their lives.
- Students that have trouble passing their certification exam due to test anxiety.
- Medical Assistants & Patient Care Technicians that want to get certified in Phlebotomy & EKG in as little as 1 day!
- Students graduating from an allied health training program that need certification
- Healthcare Professionals that were trained on the job, but were never certified.
- Healthcare Professionals that have not practiced in a while, and need a review or refresher
- International Medical Graduates (IMG), Foreign Medical Graduates (FMG), and US Medical Graduates Must be a medical school graduate that successfully completed the program (do not need to be licensed in US)
- Veteran`s ( military medical experience)
Goals & Purpose of the Clinical Medical Assistant Certification Program:
The Clinical Medical Assistant certification program is designed to help those with prior experience in the field to enhance their skills from previous training and gears up students to be eligible to take the National examination. In the program you will learn from renowned instructors who are both academically and professionally qualified. They have years of relevant, hands-on experience to share with students, creating real-world scenarios during your class
Medical assistants work side by side with doctors, nurses and others on the health care team, treating patients from newborns to senior citizens. They multi-task throughout the day, blending a varied skillset of administrative and technical skills with communication and interpersonal skills.
As a medical assistant, you have direct patient care. Clinical duties may include taking medical histories and recording vital signs, explaining treatment procedures to patients, preparing patients for examination and assisting the physician during the examination.
Medical Assistants usually pursue employment in an array of environments such as doctors’ offices; urgent care clinics, assisted living facilities, chiropractors’ offices and more. Additionally, medical assisting is great experience for those interested in growing within the health care field.
This certification program can be completed in 1 or 2 days, which will consist of theory providing the competencies required by the Board for Certified Healthcare Professionals. The program will also include lab (hands on training) and 3 successful venipuncture’s and EKG’s are required. The certification examination must be taken and each adult learner must receive a passing score of 70% before receiving certificate from NCCMEA, NHCWA or NPCTA Certification Board.
Upon completing the Certified Medical Assistant certification program, students will have demonstrated:
1. The critical skills necessary to properly perform the various clinical duties using standard precautions (a set of guidelines set forth by OSHA). These skills include recording vital signs and conducting an array of diagnostic tests such as ECGs, as well as performing venipuncture, giving injections, urinalysis, as well as assisting with patient procedures.
2. The critical skills necessary to properly handle front office procedures including patient scheduling, clerical skills, and processing insurance claim forms.
3. Expanded focus regarding current medical issues such as laws, ethics, insurances, scope of practice, and electronic health records.
4. The important role and responsibilities of an administrative/clinical medical assistant including professionalism and critical thinking in all aspects of providing patient care and education.
The following areas will be covered in the Clinical Medical Assistant Certification Program:
Preparatory reading provided must be completed before students arrive for the live training section of the certification program.
- Specimen collection
- Venipuncture procedures
- Capillary sticks
- Live blood draws
- Phlebotomy Equipment including test tubes & order of draw
- Specimen transport and handling
- Laboratory personnel and responsibilities
- Analytical errors/complications/terminology
- EKG Technician
- EKG equipment
- Cardiac cycle
- Normal and abnormal EKGs
- Performing EKGs
- Lead placement
- Holter Monitoring
Clinical Medical Assistant Skills
- Clinical Medical Assistant
- Roles and Responsibilities of a medical assistant
- General Knowledge of anatomy and physiology
- Vital signs
- Patient interaction communication
- Roles and Responsibilities of a Clinical Medical Assistant
- Live Capillary sticks
- Live blood draws
Upon registration, you will receive a link from an outside vendor to download the free preparatory reading handout, which includes practice test in PDF format. You may either print this handout and bring the hardcopy with you, or open the PDF using a reader on your mobile device or tablet – we recommend Adobe reader; it works great for editing and note taking! Preparatory reading must be completed before students arrive for the live training section of the certification program.
Regulations for the certification program for both NHCWA CEUs and NPCTA call for self-evaluations to be completed by participants to demonstrate that they had viewed the entirety of each preparatory reading. Healthcare Training has chosen to require participants to complete “quizzes” to comply with these rules. If a participant receives less than a 70 percent on a quiz, he or she will be asked to retake the quiz. Each quiz may be viewed three times, making it possible for the participant to review either the entire or sections of the quiz in order to better prepare for the national exam.
The Hands on clinical/classroom session
Our program are tailored to adult learning styles and promotes retention of key concepts through Classroom instruction, which will consist of theory providing the competencies required by the certification board for Certified Healthcare Professionals. The program will also include mandatory lab (hands on) training, classroom lecture, group discussions and activities. In addition we will also cover anatomy, physiology of blood, equipment, lab processing, special specimen procurement, OSHA, CLIA regulations, centrifuging, microscope use, capillary punctures etc. You will practice EKG’s and drawing blood on a training aid and then practice drawing blood and EKG ‘s on each other. All attendees will be required to perform live venipuncture’s on each other under the direction of the instructor and/or licensed phlebotomist preceptor.
Live “sticks” will be done in the class. These sticks include venipunctures and capillary sticks. These sticks will not be done during an externship, but will be done on fellow students and yourself, in a very supervised setting. If you are not comfortable having someone draw your blood, please do not enroll for this class.
8:00 – 10:00
Live blood draws
Phlebotomy Equipment including test tubes & order of draw
Specimen transport and handling
Laboratory personnel and responsibilities
10:00 am – 10:15 am Break
10:15 am – 12:00 pm EKG Skills
Normal and abnormal EKGs
1:00 pm – 3:45 pm Clinical Medical Assistant Skills
Clinical Medical Assistant
Roles and Responsibilities of a medical assistant
General Knowledge of anatomy and physiology
Patient interaction communication
3:45 pm – 4:00 pm Break
4:00 p.m. – 6:00 pm Roles and Responsibilities of a Clinical Medical Assistant
Live Capillary sticks
Live blood draws
Tuition – Fee: The tuition fee includes clinical lab classroom training, theory review for exam, handouts, study materials, disposable lab coat, and clinical training supplies.
Clinical Medical Assistant $699 includes CMA/CPT & EKG certification exams (not including the the $150 registration fee)
Please read and review the requirements before you register for this workshop
*Healthcare Workers Bridge Program
No written exam is required!!
Your work experience may qualify you for our healthcare workers certification bridge program, which allows you to obtain certification from your work experience alone. Candidates who meet the requirements listed on the Healthcare Workers Bridge page will receive a waiver on the written exam. Please view the Healthcare Workers Bridge Program Page for details.
Clinical Medical Assistant $699
Non-refundable registration fee: $150
Certification Exam Fee: included
Supplies & study material included
Total Cost: $699
Class Length: 2 days