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2022 ACMPE Updates

For over 65 years, the certifying body of MGMA, the American College of Medical Practice Executives (ACMPE) has upheld the ACMPE credentials as the gold standard in medical practice management. Through our creation of the MGMA-ACMPE Body of Knowledge, Certified Medical Practice Executives (CMPE), Fellows of the American College of Medical Practice Executives (FACMPE) and ACMPE Certificate Programs, we have solidified the must have knowledge and skills within the medical practice management profession and how to exemplify it in the industry.

As part of a multi-year strategy to enhance our programs, market awareness and value of the ACMPE credentials we are excited to announce some updates to Board Certification and Fellowship, specifically added pathways to achieve the credentials.

ACMPE Board Certification Updates

Pathway One
I have 2+ years experience in healthcare

Pathway Two
I am new to healthcare/pursuing a degree

NEW Pathway Three
I have 6+ years of experience in healthcare

Interested? Apply Now

ACMPE Fellowship Updates

NEW Objective of Completing Fellowship:
Demonstrate leadership, innovation, and professional engagement in the healthcare industry and the advancement of the medical group management profession.
NEW Core Competencies Proven or Shown by Completing Fellowship:

  1. Demonstrate expert knowledge and implementation of the principles of medical practice management included in the MGMA-ACMPE Body of Knowledge.
  2. Demonstrate leadership, innovation, and strategic planning skills to achieve desired business outcomes.
  3. Demonstrate professional engagement and service for the next generation of healthcare leaders.
  4. Demonstrate a commitment to continuing education and professional development

NEW Target Audience:
Healthcare professionals and medical practice executives aiming to demonstrate expert knowledge of the principles of medical group management and leadership.
Step 1. Apply*

  • To apply, you must be a current MGMA member
  • Bachelor's degree and five years healthcare experience OR master's degree or higher and three years healthcare experience
  • Hold the Certified Medical Practice Executive (CMPE) in good standing
*Application and requirements must be completed within two years from purchase before needing to reapply. NEW! Requirements can be completed up to SIX years prior to application purchase date. 

Step 2. NEW Become a Fellow - Select your Pathway

Step 3. Maintain your Credential
  • Complete 6 volunteer hours, 3 hours must be healthcare related, including but not limited to, volunteering for industry-related organizations such as MGMA-ACMPE
  • Uphold your CMPE in good standing through submitting 50 CE hours every 3 years
  • Remain an MGMA member


Frequently Asked Questions

Q: You have an active Board Certification Application and have been accepted. What does this mean?

Q: You are an active Certified Medical Practice Executive (CMPE). What does this mean?

Q: You are an active Certified Medical Practice Executive (CMPE) with an active application for Fellowship. What does this mean?

Q: You are an active Fellow of ACMPE. What does this mean?

Q: How were these changes decided upon?

Q: Why create an additional eligibility pathway for Board Certification?

Q: Why change the process to becoming a Fellow through ACMPE?

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