• 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.

  • Flexible On-demand Virtual Learning

    Instructional content delivered virtually via module-based learning, 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.

  • Expert Instructor Support

    Expert instructors deliver engaging and interactive lessons that foster optimal student interaction. Continuous feedback and support is provided to each student ensuring optimal learner engagement and success in the program.

  • Immersive Interactive Curriculum

    Immersive and engaging clinic simulations, real-life patient case studies and discussions, built-in self-checks, 3D animated demonstrations, interactive flashcards, progress tracking tools.

  • 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).

Pricing Options

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

✓ Instructor office hours and personalized support

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

✓ Clinic/ patient laboratory simulation platform

✓ BLS training via American Heart Association (AHA)

✓ 6 official practice exams

✓ National CCMA certification exam


✓ ACT's Advanced Clinical Training Certificate

✓ Access to our pre-health community

$3,100

2 Payments of $1,550
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 and injections hands-on as you work through virtual clinic simulations

$3,300

2 Payments of $1,650

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


Venipuncture / Injection Kit Included Free of Charge 


✓ All features listed in the CCMA course option

✓ 12-month unlimited access to mentorship portal with a wealth of pre-health resources, webinars, volunteer/research opportunities (and more) curated by our PA-C / MD advisors

✓ Three one-on-one mentorship sessions with your PA or MD advisor via Zoom or Google Meets
 

✓ Customized mentorship plan & advising roadmap

✓ Review of personal statement draft with detailed guidance

✓ Letter of reference from your MD or    PA-C advisor

✓ Free injection practice kit sent to your home
$4,500

2 Payments of $2,250


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

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

5 star rating

Highly Recommend for Pre-PA & Pre-med Students!!

Dezirae Partin

I enrolled in the CCMA course in January 2021 and finished the program by the end of May, I sat for the certification exam the first week of June (passed on ...

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I enrolled in the CCMA course in January 2021 and finished the program by the end of May, I sat for the certification exam the first week of June (passed on the first attempt) and just completed my first week at my full-time CCMA position. So grateful for this program for allowing me to start gaining patient care hours for PA school directly from my college. Don't miss out on this opportunity!!

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5 star rating

I loved the CCMA training/certification course!

Megan Masters

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 ...

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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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5 star rating

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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5 star rating

Excellent clinical training in a virtual simulated setting.

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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5 star rating

Affordable, easy, and fun!!

Gina Vennetti

I learned so so much in the 8-week CCMA course through ACT. The price is unbeatable and the best investment I could make to gain the clinical training I need...

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I learned so so much in the 8-week CCMA course through ACT. The price is unbeatable and the best investment I could make to gain the clinical training I need before medical school. I was super prepared for the CCMA exam and passed with a score well above the national average on my first attempt. I was able to land a job very quickly with my certification!

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5 star rating

If you're looking to gain patient care hours for PA scho...

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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5 star rating

This course was exactly what I needed!

Sarah Cillick

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 bus...

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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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5 star rating

Outstanding learning experience!!

Ambra Mara

I am very happy with how much I've learned in this course. I was able to find an MA position immediately! Would recommend this course to anyone looking for a...

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I am very happy with how much I've learned in this course. I was able to find an MA position immediately! Would recommend this course to anyone looking for a quick way to gain patient care experience.

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5 star rating

This course was incredibly helpful and fulfilling.

Cheyenne Gonzales

The material was easy to access and understand. The instructor always provided great feedback.

The material was easy to access and understand. The instructor always provided great feedback.

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Confident and Prepared to enter the medical field!

Avery Lucas

With this course, I know that I am well prepared to enter into the medical field! I feel much more confident and educated.

With this course, I know that I am well prepared to enter into the medical field! I feel much more confident and educated.

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5 star rating

5 stars!

Ashley Jochum

Great course!!

Great course!!

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5 star rating

Great structure & instructor support

Angela Tran

I really enjoyed this course and how it was set up! It allowed me to really get it done as long as I put in the time and effort. I also feel a lot more knowl...

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I really enjoyed this course and how it was set up! It allowed me to really get it done as long as I put in the time and effort. I also feel a lot more knowledgeable in this field and am excited to become a medical assistant!

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CCMA Course for Pre-Health Students Review

Ryan Hourihan

Overall, the information and resources available during this course were detailed and extremely thorough. I learned a lot and found most of the material very...

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Overall, the information and resources available during this course were detailed and extremely thorough. I learned a lot and found most of the material very interesting. I enjoyed the discussion posts, knowledge checks, and the ability to easily go back and review information on the portal. I appreciate the help and would recommend this course to anyone looking to gain their certification through an online resource!

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5 star rating

Amazing Course for those Interested in Healthcare

Rachel Lee

I was a little bit hesitant at first to do a health-related course online since I learn best in person. I was very comfortable throughout this course and was...

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I was a little bit hesitant at first to do a health-related course online since I learn best in person. I was very comfortable throughout this course and was able to make sure to fully learn topics before going ahead. I really liked the self-pace portion of this course because I could focus on areas where I felt like I was not as strong and strengthen those areas. The instruction and feedback really helped to solidify my understanding of all of the topics and it was nice to be able to interact with other students going through the program. I would definitely recommend this course to anyone who is interested in become a Clinical Medical Assistant or has further interest to go into the medical field!

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5 star rating

Exceptional Course for Pre-health Students!

Colleen Tamashiro

This program was so perfect for people who need to do it at their own pace and time. The flexibility allowed me to fully engage and understand each concept a...

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This program was so perfect for people who need to do it at their own pace and time. The flexibility allowed me to fully engage and understand each concept and be able to grasp the full nature of being a MA. Highly recommend!

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5 star rating

5 Stars! Amazing!

Paige Ehrenhart

I really enjoyed this course, and I felt that the instruction and simulations were very helpful in my learning. I am happy with my experience and would defi...

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I really enjoyed this course, and I felt that the instruction and simulations were very helpful in my learning. I am happy with my experience and would definitely do it again!

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5 star rating

excellent course for those interested in healthcare

Akshara Kothapally

very easy to follow online course that provides the opportunity to take CCMA exam to pursue career as a medical assistant

very easy to follow online course that provides the opportunity to take CCMA exam to pursue career as a medical assistant

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5 star rating

Great ONLINE Experience

Olivia Tutko

I felt like this course has really prepared me well. The materials provided were really helpful and taught me a lot. It was nice this course was all online, ...

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I felt like this course has really prepared me well. The materials provided were really helpful and taught me a lot. It was nice this course was all online, which I knew going into it. I do think the simulations have helped me a lot and I feel confident to perform patient care skills in real practice!

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5 star rating

Excellent clinical training

Lauren Granger

Highly recommended for pre-pa / pre-med students who need clinical experience!

Highly recommended for pre-pa / pre-med students who need clinical experience!

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5 star rating

Amazing course!

Elizabeth Montero Valdes

I was always hesitant to go for my medical assistant because college was already expensive enough and working full-time + volunteering + other stuff didn’t l...

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I was always hesitant to go for my medical assistant because college was already expensive enough and working full-time + volunteering + other stuff didn’t leave me much free time to fully commit to an MA program. However, as soon as I heard about this opportunity I jumped right in! Not only is it considerably more affordable than other courses, but you can also complete it at your own pace from the comfort of your home! I never felt like I wasn’t receiving the proper support nor like I was going through it alone. The teachers respond to you w/in a day usually and the amount of resources available is just amazing! They make sure you really understand all the concepts given. Honestly, I had the best experience and hope they can keep growing because more pre-health students need to hear about Advanced eClinical Training!

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5 star rating

Amazing decision!!

Karla Medrano

Really enjoyed the course and I was able to work on it around my own schedule! I feel prepared to gain patient care experience as a MA and continue my path t...

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Really enjoyed the course and I was able to work on it around my own schedule! I feel prepared to gain patient care experience as a MA and continue my path to become a PA!

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5 star rating

A Thorough Curriculum

Mallory Applegarth

Overall, I feel that this course was excellent in teaching the knowledge and various skills a medical assistant will need in the field. It is nice to have a ...

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Overall, I feel that this course was excellent in teaching the knowledge and various skills a medical assistant will need in the field. It is nice to have a teacher you can email and set up video meetings with. The best part is their SIMTICS lab simulations which give you a real-life experience from an online lab simulation.

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5 star rating

Super helpful and accessible!

Brooke Scardina

During the pandemic, I was super eager to obtain some sort of certification so i could eventually work. This class is amazing! Not only is it self-paced, whi...

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During the pandemic, I was super eager to obtain some sort of certification so i could eventually work. This class is amazing! Not only is it self-paced, which I needed with a busy and hectic schedule, but the content is very thorough. The instructors were very prompt and helpful upon being asked questions. This is a great investment and you cannot beat the accessibility of obtaining a certification from your own home.

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5 star rating

Great Course & Opportunity!

Fatima Shakir

This course is great for anyone wanting to pursue a degree in the medical field and needs to get those patient care hours without having to start a whole dif...

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This course is great for anyone wanting to pursue a degree in the medical field and needs to get those patient care hours without having to start a whole different career to the one they intend to go to. It was was very thorough and lots of lab simulations to help you practice and understand concepts within the course. Ultimately the instructors were very helpful and feedback was thorough as well. This is a self paced course in which a national exam is taken at the end to gain a healthcare certificate, this is great for people who have a lot going on at the same time but need to gain something to stand out in their applications

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5 star rating

Great course to gain certification for PCE

Mattie Efird

This course was great; I had all the information I needed to pass the NHA exam on the first try.

This course was great; I had all the information I needed to pass the NHA exam on the first try.

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5 star rating

Great online course for pre-health students

Catherine Villaverde

Super flexible so current college students can take their courses and finish this at their own pace. Love how this course has allowed me the ability to earn ...

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Super flexible so current college students can take their courses and finish this at their own pace. Love how this course has allowed me the ability to earn clinical hours for PA school.

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5 star rating

Such an amazing course

Lauren OBrien

This was the perfect online course, had such useful materials and felt that the information makes you well equipped.

This was the perfect online course, had such useful materials and felt that the information makes you well equipped.

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5 star rating

Take this Course!

Katherine Mora

I enjoyed that I could take the course at my own pace. It allowed me to take my time on certain subjects I felt I needed more time to learn. I feel ready to ...

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I enjoyed that I could take the course at my own pace. It allowed me to take my time on certain subjects I felt I needed more time to learn. I feel ready to become a medical assistant in a clinical setting.

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5 star rating

Highly Recommend to All!

Gabriella Gomez

This course was great for convenience. I loved the course and the resources provided. This course made me excited to be in the health care field!

This course was great for convenience. I loved the course and the resources provided. This course made me excited to be in the health care field!

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5 star rating

Phenomenal Experience!

Elizabeth Cook

This course confirmed my decision to be a Certified Medical Assistant as a way to gain PCE for PA school! Highly Reccomend!

This course confirmed my decision to be a Certified Medical Assistant as a way to gain PCE for PA school! Highly Reccomend!

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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 individual 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.

Senior Course Instructor

Kara Buell, RN, MSN

Our expert instructor provides continuous support and detailed feedback throughout the course. She promotes student interaction and fosters an engaging community of growth and learning.
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.

  • What is the structure of the CCMA exam?

    The CCMA exam is 150 questions and you have 3 hours to complete. It will test your knowledge on a variety of topics including, but not limited to anatomy and physiology, the pathophysiology of human disease, pharmacology, clinical patient care, and diagnostic procedures.

  • 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. 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.

E: Info@advclinical.org

P: (904) 607-5090

Students from MA & WA State are excluded from enrollment at this time.