• Nationally Accredited Clinical Medical Assistant Certification (CCMA)

    Upon successful completion of the course, students will take the National HealthCareer Association (NHA) certification exam to obtain a nationally accredited certification as a Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA).

  • Flexible On-demand Virtual Learning

    Instructional content delivered virtually via module-based learning and accessible anywhere 24/7 through our mobile and tablet-friendly student portal. Flexible self-paced curriculum with no due dates or set schedules on assignments.

  • Affordable and Convenient

    All-inclusive course content with no additional costs required for learning material, textbooks, clinical simulation laboratory, or certification exam. unlimited 12-month access to all instructional and laboratory content.

Pricing Options

Course
What's Included
Price
CCMA Course
✓ All-inclusive online access to course material

✓ Instructor office hours & personalized support

✓ 12-month access to all learning material & NHA study portal

✓ The clinical laboratory simulation platform

✓ BLS training via American Heart Association (AHA)

✓ Access to pre-health community

✓ National certification exam

$2,000

2 Payments of $1000
CCMA Course Including Venipuncture/Injection Practice Kit sent to your home


✓ All features listed above


✓ The practice kit (sent directly to your home) includes authentic medical equipment, a dummy arm, needles, syringes, lancets, requisition order, vials, patient prep supplies, etc.

✓ Practice 30+ step-by-step practical procedures.

✓ Practice performing venipuncture & injections hands-on as you work through virtual clinic simulations

$2,400

2 Payments of $1,200

CCMA Course Including Customized Mentorship with Our Physician or PA-C Advisor

✓ All features listed in the CCMA course option

✓ 3 one-on-one sessions with our PA or MD advisor

✓ Customized  mentorship/advising  plan created based on your goals and needs

✓ Access to pre-health resources curated by Physician and PA mentor

✓ Letter of evaluation (LOE) from Physician or PA advisor 



$2,400

2 Payments of $1,200

CCMA Course Including Injection Practice Kit and Physician/PA-C Mentorship

✓ All features listed in options above


$2,700

2 Payments of $1,350




First payment due at sign up. Second payment due at 4 weeks.

Why Us

PA, medical, pharmacy and nursing schools value applicants’ GPA and test scores and seek prospective students with passion and commitment to medicine displayed through a diverse set of healthcare experiences.

  • This unique and innovative program is the only clinical medical assistant certification course designed to prepare health science students for PA, medical, pharmacy, or nursing school.

  • We sought to help students gain their healthcare experiences by creating a course that provides students with comprehensive clinical education and skills to be applied in various clinical settings to treat a wide range of patients with diverse illnesses and conditions.

  • A CCMA certification can help boost your PA, medical, or nursing school application as it highlights your clinical competency in diagnostic & treatment procedures, direct patient care skills, and complex medical decision-making capabilities, to name a few!

Student Reviews

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Highly Recommend to Pre-Health Students!

Megan Masters

I loved the CCMA training / certification course! I learned a lot of valuable clinical information that I have already applied in my new medical assisting jo...

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I loved the CCMA training / certification course! I learned a lot of valuable clinical information that I have already applied in my new medical assisting job! The patient simulations were extremely helpful and really prepared me for real-life. I loved the ability to discuss topics and apply the information with other pre-health students in the course. This course has propelled me in a direction that otherwise would have been impossible, very thankful!

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So happy with the course!!

Enesa Hasani

I am so happy I've found this course, not only is it affordable, but also allows me to keep my full time job. It is interactive and the instructor is awesome...

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I am so happy I've found this course, not only is it affordable, but also allows me to keep my full time job. It is interactive and the instructor is awesome. ACT staff is always there to help with any questions you have. Thank you!!

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Outstanding!!

Arielle Mcneal

This course provided excellent clinical training through their interactive and engaging teaching methods. I gained so many valuable clinical skills and knowl...

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This course provided excellent clinical training through their interactive and engaging teaching methods. I gained so many valuable clinical skills and knowledge that my undergraduate curriculum does not cover. This clinical training course has motivated even more to pursue medical school. I recently was hired as a medical assistant in an internal medicine clinic, and feel so comfortable working with my patients and the clinical team. Thank you Advanced eClinical Training!!!

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Great Course!

Gina Vennetti

I learned so so much in the 8 week CCMA course through ACT. It was a great program to get my training and super prepared me for the CCMA exam through the NH...

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I learned so so much in the 8 week CCMA course through ACT. It was a great program to get my training and super prepared me for the CCMA exam through the NHA. I did land a job very quickly with my NHA certification!

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Excellent Course

miranda mohammad

I think this is the exact thing that I was looking for in a Medical Assistant course! I love the fact that it's fully online! If you're looking to gain patie...

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I think this is the exact thing that I was looking for in a Medical Assistant course! I love the fact that it's fully online! If you're looking to gain patient care hours for PA school, this course is the way to go :) In addition, the director of this course will also help you find a job after completion of this course!

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Highly Recommend!

Sarah Cillick

This course was exactly what I needed. I was able to complete it on my own time while also balancing school, work, and extracurriculars. I would recommend th...

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This course was exactly what I needed. I was able to complete it on my own time while also balancing school, work, and extracurriculars. I would recommend this to any pre-health student with a busy school / work schedule like me!

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Highly Recommend!

Averie Stokes-Thomas

Would recommend to colleagues who want to become MA's!

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Curriculum Overview

Our comprehensive curriculum provides students with essential skills necessary to enter diverse medicine fields as Certified Clinical Medical Assistants (CCMA), all while gaining healthcare experience/ patient care hours vital for their respective programs.

  • The course consists of 15 modules broken down into respective lessons.

  • Covers anatomy and physiology, principles of human diseases, pharmacology, healthcare fundamentals, diagnostic methods, clinical procedures, BLS training, and more!

  • Modules contain detailed lectures and notes, animated video lectures, interactive activities, real-world clinical cases, classmate interaction, laboratory simulations, constant feedback, and support from instructors.

Kara Buell, MSN, RN

Senior Course Instructor

Kara Buell, MSN, RN, received a Bachelor of Science from Kent State University and a Master of Science in Nursing with a Nursing Education concentration from Benedictine University. She has worked in various healthcare environments, including the hospital, hospice, home-care, long-term care, and managed care settings. After obtaining her MSN, she has handled complex roles focused on patient education, staff development, and program implementations that have been utilized within the healthcare environment, community-based organizations, and academic settings. Kara is passionate about supporting the development, engagement, and leadership of those entering and currently working in the healthcare environment. She is committed to helping pre-health students reach their full potential and positively influence a diverse array of patients and healthcare environments.
Kara Buell, MSN, RN, received a Bachelor of Science from Kent State University and a Master of Science in Nursing with a Nursing Education concentration from Benedictine University. She has worked in various healthcare environments, including the hospital, hospice, home-care, long-term care, and managed care settings.


Module 1
Introduction to Clinical Medicine

Lesson: Human Anatomy & Physiology
Lesson: Pathophysiology & Disease Processes
Lesson: Medical Terminology
Lesson: Medical Law & Ethics
Module 2
Patient Privacy & Safety

Lesson: HIPPA laws
Lesson: Medical Documentation
Lesson: Patient Education & Resources
Lesson: Interpersonal Communication
Lesson: Managing Referrals & Prescriptions

Module 3
Infection Control

Lesson: Infection Control Terminology 
Lesson: OSHA Regulations
Lesson: Hand Hygiene & PPE
Lesson: Blood Borne Pathogens & Universal Precautions
Lesson: Standard & Transmission-based Precautions
Lesson: Needle-stick Safety & Prevention
Lesson: Biomedical Waste Disposal

Module 4
Introduction to Clinical Pharmacology
Medication Management

Lesson: Drug Classes
Lesson: Pharmacokinetics & Pharmacodynamics 
Lesson: Understanding Prescriptions
Lesson: 5 Rights of Medication Administration
Lesson: Medication Administration Routes
Lesson: Medication Errors & Abbreviations
Lesson: Clinical Pharmacology
-Antihypertensive Drug Therapy
-Antibiotics
-Medications for Heart Failure
-Anti-diabetic Drug Therapy
-Cholesterol Medication
-Drug Therapy for Pain

Module 5
Healthcare Systems & Settings
Patient-Centered Communication

Lesson: Healthcare Settings
Lesson: Effective Patient Communication
Lesson: Conducting Patient Interviews
Lesson: Developing a Medical History
Lesson: Medication Reconciliation

Module 6
Introduction to Clinical Medical Assisting
Examinations & Diagnostic Procedures

Lesson: Duties of a Clinical Medical Assistant
Lesson: Pulmonary Examinations & Procedures
Lesson: Obstetrics & Gynecology (OBGYN)
Lesson: Urology Examinations & Procedures
Lesson: Evaluation & Care of Pediatric Patients
Lesson: Evaluation & Care of Geriatric Patients
Lesson: Orthopedics, Rehabilitation, Physical Therapy

Module 7
Assessing Vital Signs

Lesson: Importance of Vital Signs
Lesson: Equipment & Patient Preparation
Lesson: Body Temperature
Lesson: Pulse / Heart Rate
Lesson: Respiration
Lesson: Blood Pressure
Lesson: Oxygen Saturation
Lesson: Assessing Pain

Module 8
Clinical Testing & Laboratory Procedures

Lesson: Laboratory Departments
Lesson: Quality Control Protocols
Lesson: Point of Care Testing (POCT)
Lesson: Specimen Collection: Sputum, Urine, Stool
Lesson: Urinalysis & Pregnancy Testing  
Lesson: Vision Acuity & Ear Lavage

Module 9
Venipuncture & Blood Handling 
Administering Injections

Lesson: Basics of Blood
Lesson: Blood Specimen Collection & Processing
Lesson: Venipuncture / Phlebotomy
Lesson: Introduction to Injections
Lesson: Intramuscular Injections
Lesson: Subcutaneous Injections

Module 10
Surgical Asepsis
Assisting with Surgical Procedures

Lesson: Modes of Sterilization
Lesson: Setting up Sterile Procedures
Lesson: Assisting with Minor Surgical Procedures
Lesson: Post-Procedure Care

Module 11
Patient Care in Hospital Settings



Lesson: Patient Hygiene
Lesson: Ambulation / Transferring 
Lesson: Patient Positioning 
Lesson: Skin Assessment
Lesson: Airway Management
Lesson: Oxygen Therapy
Lesson: Ostomy Care
Lesson: Post-Procedure Care
Module 12
Administering  EKG &
Cardiovascular Diagnostic Testing 

Lesson: EKG & Cardiovascular Testing
Lesson: Safety, Compliance, Coordinated Patient Care
Lesson: EKG Acquisition
Lesson: Conducting EKG Testing
Lesson: EKG Analysis & Interpretation
Module 13
American Heart Association (AHA) BLS Training 

Lesson: Adult BLS
Lesson: AED for Adults & Children 8 Years of Age & Older
Lesson: Child BLS
Lesson: Infant BLS
Lesson: AED for Infants & Children Less than 8 Years of Age
Lesson: Special Considerations
Lesson: Relief of Choking

Module 14 & 15
Course Review
CCMA Certification Exam

Lesson: Clinical Medical Assistant Review
Lesson: Patient Care Technician Review
Lesson: EKG Technician Review
Lesson: Practice Exam Questions


Clinical Medical Assistant Certification (CCMA) Exam

Upon successful completion of all course modules, students will sit for The National Healthcareer Association's (NHA) NCCA-accredited CCMA certification exam. Students will have a choice of taking the exam online with a proctor or at a PSI testing center.

  • The CCMA exam is 150 questions with 3 hours allotted.

  • ACT covers the cost of the CCMA exam (first attempt).

  • ACT has a 100% exam pass rate (on first attempt).

FAQ

  • How long is the online course?

    There are 15 total modules and you are assigned 2 modules per week. This allows you to complete the course in 8 weeks. However, this course is self-paced and you have unlimited 12-month access to complete all modules and take the national certifying exam. The number of hours per module ranges from 6-10 hours of instructional content, discussion posts, interactive assignments, and laboratory/ clinical simulations.

  • Can I complete the course sooner than 8 weeks?

    Per continuing education (CE) standards and guidelines, the earliest you can finish the course is in 8 weeks. This allows students to fully understand the material, practice clinical skills via virtual simulation, gain feedback, and obtain assistance/ tutoring if they need it.

  • Can I sit for a Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) national certification exam?

    Yes! We are an approved clinical training program of The National HealthCareer Association (NHA). Upon completion of our course, you will sit for NHA’s clinical medical assistant certification exam to obtain a nationally accredited certification as a Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA).

  • What is National Healthcareer Association (NHA)?

    National Healthcareer Association (NHA) is one of the nation’s largest allied health certification providers. The National Healthcareer Association is a national professional certification agency for healthcare workers in the United States. Granting credentials in more than 8 allied health specialties, it is an organizational member of the National Organization for Competency Assurance. Individuals who pass the certification exam will be recognized as Nationally Certified Allied Healthcare professionals. To learn more, please visit: https://www.nhanow.com/about-nha

  • What credentials are issued by NHA?

    The Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) credential is issued by the National Healthcareer Association (NHA). NHA certifications are accredited and approved by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA). National Healthcareer Association (NHA) certifications are standardized, widely-accepted symbols of achievement for health science students who seek to gain a direct patient care role in a specialized part of healthcare. With this certification, you will earn credentials to use with your name, a certification ID card, and a certificate.

  • Do I need to purchase additional books or laboratory material for this course?

    There is no out-of-pocket cost for any exam material, lab material, or learning content. The course is all-inclusive therefore the price covers all instructional content and material. ACT also covers the cost of the certification exam.

  • Where can I take the CCMA national exam?

    You may take the national certification exam at any PSI testing site near you or online (proctored) through PSI.

  • Is this course strictly meant for pre-health students?

    Yes. In order to enroll in our program, you must be an undergraduate, graduate, or post-baccalaureate student with plans/interests to apply to or begin PA, medical, or nursing. Our mission is to provide students who are pursuing an advanced healthcare profession with an opportunity to obtain a clinical certification that will enable them to gain healthcare experience/ direct patient care hours necessary for their respective programs. Therefore, we created the most affordable and convenient CCMA training program in America strictly for health science / pre-health students.

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