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The AAMA offers continuing education (CE) to all medical assistants:

CMAs (AAMA)®  |  Earn recertification points to recertify by continuing education.

View the Recertification Policies to ensure you are eligible.

Medical Assistants  |  Earn CEUs (continuing education units) to show employers you are staying current in the field.

AAMA Members  |  Enjoy discounts on AAMA CEUs that can add up to the price of membership and more. Join today!

Where to Get CEUs

AAMA CEUs  |  You may earn all of your CEUs from the AAMA. If you do, you will be eligible to recertify online or by phone.

    Non-AAMA CEUs  |  You may also choose to earn at least 30 AAMA CEUs and the rest of the recertification points from other sources.

    If any of your CEUs are from non-AAMA sources, you may recertify online or by mail-in application.


    The AAMA offers many ways to earn CEUs:

    • e-Learning Center  |  Take electronic tests based on articles you read online.

      Enjoy these e-LC benefits:
      • Secure online payment
      • Immediate score results sent to your email address
      • Automatic updates to your AAMA CEU Transcript
    • CMA Today CE articles  |  CE articles and tests appear in each issue of the magazine, which is published six times a year. They are also available on the e-Learning Center.

      CMA Today is a benefit of AAMA membership: Join today!

      Nonmembers may subscribe to CMA Today.

    • AAMA Self-Study Courses  |  These publications offer topics that range from microbiology to workplace bullying. Each course includes a test.

    • AAMA Annual Conference  |  Each year the conference provides continuing education programs and events that also give you a chance to network with colleagues.

      Check out the registration brochure, available every year in March.

    • State Societies and Local Chapters  |  Many state and chapter affiliates of the AAMA may host CE workshops, as well:
    • CPR  |  Two-year CPR cards issued within the applicant’s recertification period will be counted as four clinical AAMA recertifica­tion points. Up to three two-year CPR cards may be submitted for a total of 12 CEUs. 

    • Featured AAMA-Approved CE Programs  |  The AAMA has approved several programs that are worth AAMA CEUs and are noted on the AAMA Approved CE Programs webpage. All are accessible online and for free. 

    As an AAMA member, you will not be charged extra for registering your CEUs. The AAMA will enter the number and category of AAMA CEUs into your transcript, and you will be able to access your AAMA CEU Transcripts anytime online.

    Non-AAMA Recertification Points

    You may earn up to 30 non-AAMA recertification points by attending programs and events that are not approved by the AAMA.

    You must determine if the programs meet the standards for approvable continuing education. The AAMA provides three documents that serve as useful guidelines:

    1. The Content Outline for the CMA (AAMA)® Certification Exam is a comprehensive list of everything a CMA (AAMA) has to know for the exam, organized by topic category.
    2. The Occupational Analysis of the CMA (AAMA) is based on an AAMA survey of the tasks performed on a daily basis by CMAs (AAMA).
    3. The Advanced Educational Topics for Medical Assisting defines advanced medical assisting skills and areas of knowledge.

    In addition, medical assistants may earn recertification points for authoring textbooks, textbook chapters, and articles pertaining to medical assisting. Recertification points are also granted for work serving as an item writer to the CMA (AAMA) Certification Exam.


    See the “Authorship and Item Writing Recertification Points” flyer for details.

    The AAMA will not update your transcript when you attend non-AAMA approved programs and events. Save any related documentation, such as a syllabus, to include when you submit the Recertification by Continuing Education Application by mail or when you apply online.