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2019 Board Certification Program Enhancements

MGMA is excited to announce new enhancements to the ACMPE board certification and Fellowship program due to take effect on Jan. 1, 2019.

Please preview the changes to the board certification program below. To view enhancements to the Fellowship program, click here.

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ACMPE board certification enhancements

To be the leaders of healthcare, we want to support all who aim to achieve the Certified Medial Practice Executive (CMPE) credential.

Therefore, MGMA will be introducing two board certification pathways in 2019 to allow candidates who may not yet meet the educational and experience requirements to enter our program. In addition, new continuing education hour requirements and deadlines will apply in 2019. 
 

Pathway One

Step
1
APPLY*
  • Have two years of healthcare experience
  • Hold a Bachelor's degree or 120 hours of college credit
  • Be a current MGMA member
  • Pay an application fee
Step
2
BECOME BOARD CERTIFIED**
  • Register and pass the multiple-choice exam
  • Register and pass the scenario-based exam
  • Earn 50 continuing education (CE) credit hours
    • 30 From MGMA National, state or local
      (Of the 30, 12 must be LIVE learning from MGMA National, state or local )
    • 20 from qualified sources that pertain to the medical practice management field or MGMA
Step
3
MAINTAIN YOUR CMPE CREDENTIAL
  • Submit 50 CE hours every three years
  • Remain an MGMA member

Pathway Two

Step
1
APPLY*
  • Be a current MGMA member
  • Pay an application fee
Step
2
BECOME BOARD ELIGIBLE NEW! Add ACMPE
board eligible to
your resume!
  • Register and pass the multiple-choice exam
Step
3
BECOME BOARD CERTIFIED**
  • Earn a Bachelor's degree or 120 hours of college credit
  • Obtain two years of healthcare experience
Step
4
  • Register and pass the scenario-based exam
  • Earn 50 continuing education (CE) credit hours
    • 30 From MGMA National, state or local
      (Of the 30, 12 must be LIVE learning from MGMA National, state or local )
    • 20 from qualified sources that pertain to the medical practice management field or MGMA
Step
5
MAINTAIN YOUR CMPE CREDENTIAL
  • Submit 50 CE hours every three years
  • Remain an MGMA member

 




* You will have THREE years from your application date to become certified
** Pending board approval
 



ACMPE board certification enhancement highlights


ACMPE board eligible classification

The ACMPE board eligible classification allows candidates to enter the board certification program through pathway two even though they may not yet meet the requirements of the Bachelor’s degree or the two years of healthcare experience. To achieve board eligibility, candidates must show understanding and knowledge of the principles of medical practice administration by passing the multiple-choice exam. Board certification will be achieved when candidates pass the scenario-based exam, complete the required continuing education credit hours and attain their Bachelor’s degree and two years of healthcare experience.



Continuing education requirements

To ensure the highest quality of education for our candidates and board certified members, we will require that the 50 hours of continuing education now include 30 hours from MGMA state, local, and national learning, including at least 12 live hours. The remaining 20 hours may come from either MGMA or qualified outside sources. This will also apply to the 50 hours of continuing education required every three years to remain certified or Fellow of ACMPE.



Certification deadline

Candidates who enter the board certification program in 2019 will now have to complete their exams and 50 hours of continuing education within three years
of their application date.



Program nominee requirements under the new enhancements

If current nominees do NOT hold a bachelor’s degree or have 120 college credit hours by Dec. 31, 2018 they will need to:
 

  • Complete and pass both examinations by the Dec. 1-15 exam cycle.

  • Log all 50 hours of continuing education (CE) hours under the current CE requirements, starting 30 days prior to their acceptance date. If their exams are passed, they will receive a 6 months extension to complete their 50 hours by June 31, 2019 under the 2019 continuing education requirements.
     

If current nominees have a bachelor’s degree, 120 college credits or are currently in the process of completing their degree, they will remain as a nominee and will need to begin working toward the following starting on Jan. 1, 2019:
 

  • Earn their CMPE credential within three years. If accepted before Jan. 1, 2019, they will have until Dec. 31, 2021 to complete the program.

  • Log 50 hours of CE credit under the new 2019 CE requirements.


If you have any questions about the new enhancements, please contact us.

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