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"Certification Exams"

Nationally Certified credentials will enter you into a growing group of distinguished healthcare professionals. These healthcare professionals come from all types of healthcare industries such as: government agencies,
healthcare related businesses, hospitals, clinics, long and short-term care facilities and educational communities from around the world.

 

The American Medical Certification Exams are as follows:

Clinical Medical Assistant Certification (CMAC)
(Combo Exam includes 3 certification: CMAC, PTC and ETC)
$169

Clinical Medical Assistants have a variety of job responsibilities inclusive of medical and administrative tasks depending on State Law. Some common tasks of a CMAC include; taking a patient’s history, preparing an examination room, assisting physicians during examinations, preparing and transporting specimens, preparing a patient for an EKG and filing and front desk responsibilities. Since a clinical medical assistant works with the public, appearance and respect for confidentiality is important. Clinical Medical Assistants may advance to other positions through experience or additional training.

  • Drawing blood
  • Taking vitals
  • Recording patient visits
  • Charting a patient’s history
  • Scheduling appointments
  • Performing an EKG
  • Recognizing the need for continuing education and staying current in health care mandates

The test is comprised of 200 questions:
26% phlebotomy questions, 23% EKG questions, 6% of the questions are anatomy and physiology, 6.5% in law and ethic and infection control and 15.5% is geared toward patient care skills


Prerequisite Education and Training:
60 hours in Phlebotomy
60 hours in EKG
60 in Patient Care
15 hours (each) in A&P, Office Skills, Infection Control and Law and Ethics



Clinical Medical Administrative Assistant Certification (CMAAC)
(Combo Exam includes 4 Certification: CMAC, PTC, ETC and MAAC)
$199

The Clinical Medical and Administrative Assistant Certification exam was designed for those professionals who have the clinical skills necessary as a clinical medical assistant, but also have the skills of an administrative assistant. This busy professional can go from the front office answering the phone to assisting the doctor by taking vitals and drawing blood for prescribed tests. A CM&AAC may perform some or all of the following duties. However, they are not limited to just these responsibilities:

  • Drawing blood
  • Taking vitals
  • Recording patient visits
  • Charting a patient’s history
  • Scheduling appointments
  • Performing an EKG
  • Update and file patients' medical records
  • Fill out insurance forms
  • Arrange for hospital admissions and laboratory services
  • Perform tasks less specific to medical settings: such as answering telephones, greeting patients, handling correspondence, scheduling appointments, and handling billing and bookkeeping
  • Recognizing the need for continuing education and staying current in health care mandates

The test is comprised of 250 questions:
27% phlebotomy questions, 23% EKG questions, 22% of the questions are anatomy and physiology, 8%
each in law and ethic and infection control and 11.5% is geared toward patient care skills.

Prerequisite Minimum Education and Training: (240 Total Hours)

60 hours in Phlebotomy
60 hours in EKG
60 in Patient Care
15 hours in A&P
15 Hours in Office Skills
15 Hours in Infection Control
15 Hours in Laws and Ethics



Phlebotomy Technician Certification (PTC)
$109

Phlebotomy plays a key role in laboratory testing and patient care. It is widely accepted that the quality of a laboratory test is only as good as the specimen that was collected. Due to the need to be cost effective, Phlebotomy has now become a specialized area of clinical laboratory practice. Although a hospital is a common place where a phlebotomy technician may work, clinics, acute care facilities as well as doctor’s offices are also ideal places for a phlebotomist to work. According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11, the expected growth for phlebotomy technicians is anticipated to be about 14% from 2008-2018.

Phlebotomy technician’s responsibilities may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Performing venipunctures
  • Performing capillary draws
  • Transporting specimens to the laboratory
  • Professionally interact with patients
  • Treating patients with empathy and compassion
  • Respecting a patients’ rights
  • Recognizing the need for continuing education and staying current in health care mandates

The test is comprised of 100 questions in Phlebotomy:
40%, Anatomy and Physiology 25%, Law and Ethics 15%, Patient Care 10%, Infection Control 10%

Prerequisite education and training:
40 hours minimum in phlebotomy training including special populations,
performing phlebotomy, lab tests and special handling



EKG Technician Certification (ETC)
$109

EKG technicians assist physicians in the diagnosis and treatment of various cardiovascular problems. Areas of practice for cardiovascular technologists include invasive cardiology, vascular cardiology and echocardiography. An EKG technician is someone who works in the area of echocardiography. According to the Occupational Outlook Handbook, 2010-11, the expected growth for EKG technicians is anticipated to be about 24% from 2008-2018. EKG technicians have the education to provide electrocardiograms (EKGs), ultrasounds, and sonograms of a patient’s heart. An EKG is a medical test that records the heart’s electrical impulses. Although a hospital is a common place where an EKG technician may work, clinics, acute care facilities as well as doctor’s offices are also ideal places for an EKG technician to work. EKG technician’s responsibilities may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Prepare patients for an EKG
  • Interact with patients
  • Perform the EKG
  • Apply electrodes and leads
  • Perform Holter Monitoring and Stress Testing
  • Recognizing the need for continuing education and staying current in health care mandates

The test is comprised of 100 questions in EKG:
40%, Anatomy and Physiology 25%, Law and Ethics 15%, Patient Care 10%, Infection Control 10%

Prerequisite education and training:
60 hour minimum of training in EKG including preparing patients, applying
leads and Holter Monitors, and performing the EKG



Phlebotomy/EKG Technician Certification
$139

PTC/ETC The purpose of this combination exam is to offer individuals the opportunity to be dually certified in these two areas. It increases their marketability as well as opportunities afforded to them.

The test is comprised of 100 questions in EKG and Phlebotomy:
40%, Anatomy and Physiology 25%, Law and Ethics 15%, Patient Care 10%, Infection Control 10%

Prerequisite Education and Training:

  • 40 hours minimum of training in EKG including preparing patients,
    applying leads and Holter Monitors, and performing the EKG
  • 60 hours minimum of training in phlebotomy training including special
    populations, performing phlebotomy, lab tests and special handling



Patient Care Technician Certification
$169

Description and purpose of test: Patient Care Technician can give basic nursing care under the supervision of a licensed nurse. Some other titles could be: certified nursing assistant, health care technician, licensed nursing assistant, or nurse’s aide. All of these fall under the supervision of the nursing team. The nursing team involves RNs, LPNs/ LVNS, and assisting personnel.

Assistive personnel give basic nursing care while being supervised by an RN. The tasks performed by assistive personnel can vary from state to state. They also can vary depending on the type of agency you work for – for example assistive staff in an emergency room unit will have different responsibilities than those who are working with a surgical nursing unit. A patient care assistant may responsibilities may include but are not limited to the following:

•Recognizes unusual vital signs and reports them to the nurse
•Checks on patients
•Follows a patient’s plan of care
•Assists the nurse as directed

RNs can delegate tasks to LPNs/LVNs and assistive personnel. LPNs and LVNs can also delegate tasks depending on the state. When a task is delegated, there are considerations to be made such as: patient’s needs, is it the right task, and have the right directions been communicated to the person assigned to the task.

The test is comprised of 200 questions. The breakdown is as follows: 25% phlebotomy, 25% EKG, and 10% each in medical terminology, patient care, infection control and medical law and ethics.

Prerequisite education and training:
Graduate from approved program that was at least 120 hours patient care assistant training.



Dental Support Technician Certification (DST)
$109

A Dental Support Technician Certification (DST) Medical Assistants may advance to other positions through experience or additional training.

  • Taking vitals
  • Recording patient visits
  • Charting a patient’s history
  • Scheduling appointments
  • Recognizing the need for continuing education and staying current in health care mandates

The test is comprised of 100 questions in Mental Health:
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Prerequisite education and training:
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60 hours in Patient Care
15 hours (each) in A&P, Office Skills, Infection Control and Law and Ethics



Mental Health Technician Certification (MHTC)
$109

A Mental Health Technician Certification (MHTC) also known as a psychiatric aide, participates in both the planning and implementing of individual patient treatment plans. A MHTC may perform some or all of the following duties. However, they are not limited to just these responsibilities:

  • Care for mentally impaired or emotionally disturbed people
  • Hygiene of patients
  • Patients pulse, temperature and respiration
  • Issue medications from dispensary and maintain records
  • Lead prescribed individual or group therapy sessions as part of therapeutic procedures
  • Assist patients with daily living activities
  • Recognizing the need for continuing education and staying current in health care mandates

The test is comprised of 100 questions in Mental Health:
50%, Anatomy and Physiology 15%, Law and Ethics 15%, Patient Care 10%, Infection Control10%

Prerequisite education and training:
Graduate from approved program that was at least 100 hours in Mental Health Technician training. Course should include, working with patients with specific diagnosis,



Medical Administrative Assistant Certification (MAAC)
$109

The medical administrative assistant duties have evolved in recent years. The MAA is required to be efficient in front office skills as well as knowledgeable in billing, coding, administrative tasks and general patient care. They will also need basic knowledge of medical terminology, patient care skills and general office skills.

A medical administrative assistant/billing and coding specialist responsibilities may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Answering phones
  • Processing bills
  • Communicating with patients General office duties

The test is comprised of 100 questions. The breakdown is as follows:
30% medical administrative, 30% billing and coding, 10% each in medical terminology, patient care, infection control and medical law and ethics.

Prerequisite education and training:
Graduate from approved program that was at least 60 hours in medical administrative and billing and coding specialist training.


Billing Coding Specialist Certification (BCSC)
$109

The billing coding specialists’ duties have evolved in recent years. The billing coding specialists, also known as medical coders, or health information technologists, are responsible for maintaining and accurately reporting and categorizing patient information. They manage health information and ensure its’ quality through a series of checks and balances. They will also need basic knowledge of medical terminology, patient care skills and general office skills.

A billing coding specialist responsibilities may include, but are not limited to the following:

  • Answering phones
  • Processing patient information
  • Accurately entering patient financial information to ensure timely payments
  • Billing and coding for insurance purposes
  • Communicating with patients
  • General office duties

The test is comprised of 100 questions. The breakdown is as follows:
50% billing and coding, 10% each in medical terminology, patient care, infection control and medical law and ethics.

Prerequisite education and training:
Graduate from approved program that was at least 60 hours billing and coding specialist training.


Electronic Health Record Certification (EHRC)
$109

Electronic Health Record Specialist has entry level knowledge in the use of software to input patient information, manage patient records electronically, and manage all aspects of the office through the use of the electronic health record software.

The test is comprised of 50 questions. The breakdown is as follows:
30% medical administrative, 30% electronic health records, 10% each in medical terminology, patient care, infection control and medical law and ethics.

Prerequisite education and training:
Graduate from approved program that was at least 60 hours in medical
administrative or billing and coding specialist training with exposure to
electronic health records.

• 30 Hours Medical Administrative Assistant
• 30 Hours Billing and Coding Specialist


Medical Administrative Assistant w/Billing and Coding Specialist Certification (MAA/BCSC)
$109

The purpose of the exam is to offer individuals certification in medical administrative assistant with a concentration in billing and coding.

Medical Administrative Assistants are trained in administrative skills and basic billing and coding. They also perform additional office skills such as: answering the phone, preparing bills, filing and scheduling for patients.

The test is comprised of 100 questions. The breakdown is as follows:
30% medical administrative, 30% billing and coding, 10% each in medical terminology, patient care infection control and medical law and ethics.

Prerequisite education and training:
Graduate from approved program that was at least 100 hours in medical administrative and billing and coding specialist training.

  • 60 Hours Medical Administrative Assistant
  • 40 Hours Billing and Coding Specialist

Medical Administrative Assistant w/Electronic Health Record
Certification (MAA/EHRC)
$139

36Medical administrative assistants perform a variety of administrative and clerical duties necessary to run an organization efficiently. They serve as information and communication managers for an office; plan and schedule meetings and appointments; organize and maintain paper and electronic
files; manage projects; conduct research; and disseminate information by using the telephone, mail services, Web sites, and e-mail. Electronic Health Record Specialist has entry level knowledge in the use of software to input patient information, manage patient records electronically, and manage all aspects of the office through the use of the electronic health record software.

The test is comprised of 100 questions. The breakdown is as follows: 30% medical administrative, 30% electronic health records, 10% each in medical terminology, patient care, infection control and medical law and ethics.

Prerequisite education and training:
Graduate from approved program that was at least 100 hours in medical
administrative and billing and coding specialist training.

  • 60 Hours Medical Administrative Assistant
  • 40 Hours Billing and Electronic Health Records

Medical Administrative Assistant / Billing and Coding Specialist / Electronic Health Record Certification (MAA/BCSC/EHRC)
$169

36 Medical Administrative Assistant/Billing and Coding Specialist/Electronic Health Record Certification

The purpose of this test is to offer candidates the opportunity to become certified in three areas. As the industry becomes more efficient, this exam will allow students the chance to test their knowledge in entry-level billing and coding, administrative front-office skills and basic electronic record keeping.

Medical administrative assistants perform a variety of administrative and clerical duties necessary to run an organization efficiently. They serve as information and communication managers for an office; plan and schedule meetings and appointments; organize and maintain paper and electronic files; manage projects; conduct research; and disseminate information by using the telephone, mail services, Web sites, and e-mail.

Typically, Billing and Coding courses introduce and reinforce the concept of electronic record keeping. Although students are given a general overview of electronic record keeping software, they are given the knowledge of how to operate and function as a electronic health record specialist.

Electronic Health Record Specialist has entry level knowledge in the use of software to input patient information, manage patient records electronically, and manage all aspects of the office through the use of the electronic health record software.

The test is comprised of 150 questions. The breakdown is as follows:
30% medical administrative, 30% electronic health records, 40% entry-level
billing and coding, 10% each in medical terminology, patient care, infection
control and medical law and ethics.

Prerequisite education and training:
Graduate from approved program that was at least 100 hours in medical
administrative and billing and coding specialist training.

  • 60 Hours Medical Administrative Assistant with exposure to Electronic
    Record Keeping.
  • 40 Hours Billing and Coding Specialist with Electronic Record Keeping.

Professional Healthcare Instructor Certification (PHIC)
$195

36This exam was designed for the experienced allied healthcare instructor. The study guide along with the exam will certify that the individual is knowledgeable about teaching adult learners and addressing individual learning styles.

The test is comprised of 25 questions:
The test is comprised of 50 questions. The breakdown is as follows: learning styles 10%, applying Blooms Taxonomy 10%, dealing with adult learners 15%, lesson plan preparation 10% and general education questions 5%.

Prerequisite education and training:
Individuals interested in taking the exam must provide proof of experience (1 year) and certification in the area they are teaching.

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Trichology Practitioner Certification (TPC)
$249

36The Trichology Practitioner Certification will equip our students with a certification of their ability to educate their respective clients and community at-large about the causes of hair loss as it relates to sickness and disease, improper diet, hormonal imbalance and genetic predispositions. After graduation, potential employment opportunities for our students may include but will not be limited to: Dermatologist Assistant, Trichology Clinical Research and Development, Trichologist Counselor Assistant in Oncology for Cancer Patients and teaching opportunities.

The test is comprised of 100 questions:
17% of the questions are anatomy and physiology, 12% of the questions are OSHA/ infection control, 14% each in law and ethic, 14% are pharmacology, 27% medical terminology and 30% is medical office/patient care skills.


Prerequisite education and training:
60 in Patient Care
15 hours (each) in A&P, Office Skills, Infection Control and Law and Ethics

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Cancellation Policy / Refund Policy
  • If any exam is cancelled, close or filled, exam fees will be refunded.

  • No exam fee will be refunded for any other reason on or after the scheduled exam date.

  • If a student wishes to cancel an exam date, a written notice must be submitted 5 business days in advance of the original exam date in order to receive a refund, minus $15.00 per exam administration fee.
 
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