2019 ACMPE board certification program enhancements

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

To be the leaders of healthcare, we want to support all who aim to achieve the Certified Medial Practice Executive (CMPE) credential. Therefore, we 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 a one-time 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-hours from MGMA resources
      (12-hours required from MGMA national/ State face-to-face events)
    • 20 additional hours from qualified sources
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 a one-time 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
  • Register and pass the scenario-based exam
  • Earn 50 continuing education (CE) credit hours
    • 30-hours from MGMA resources
      (12-hours required from MGMA national/state face-to-face events)
    • 20 additional hours from qualified sources
Step
4
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

Program 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 and national learning, including at least 12 face-to-face 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.

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.

Please remember these changes will not go into effect until Jan. 1, 2019. Until then, we still encourage all interested applicats to apply for board certification under our current program requirements.

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