Course Summary
Credit Type:
NHA’s certification exams are administered at PSI and NHA-approved test sites around the country, including postsecondary institutions, high schools, career colleges, and military bases. Online live remote proctoring is also available through PSI and Prom
2 hours, 10 minutes
Dates Offered:
Credit Recommendation & Competencies
Level Credits (SH) Subject
Vocational-Certificate 3 medical office administrative assistant
The cut score for this exam is 390.


NHA’s Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) certification may be earned by eligible candidates who pass the CMAA exam, which is designed to assess evaluate the knowledge and skills associated with the performance of tasks required for entry-level practice as a medical administrative assistant. The exam is comprised of 4-option multiple choice questions (110 items, 20 pretest), with a time limit of 2 hours and 10 minutes. The exam is administered by trained proctors either at PSI test sites or NHA-authorized test sites at schools, military bases, and other approved locations. To be eligible for the exam, candidates must either complete a training program or have relevant work experience. NHA does not provide qualifying training.

Skills Measured:

The skills measured in this exam include scheduling; patient intake; office logistics; compliance; patient education; general office policies and procedures; and basic medical terminology.
Instruction & Assessment
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