Board Certification through ACMPE

Showcase your expertise by becoming a Certified Medical Practice Executive.

The American College of Medical Practice Executives (ACMPE), the certification and fellowship authority of MGMA, has been certifying medical practice executives for more than 60 years.

The only board certification of its kind, ACMPE’s Certified Medical Practice Executive (CMPE) credential is recognized as the standard in medical practice management — a benchmark that can single you out and put you in full view of top physicians and executives throughout the industry.

Ready to raise your profile? Apply for certification today or discover more about the path to your CMPE credential below.

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Looking to put your colleagues on the path to certification? If you have a group of 5 or more interested in ACMPE board certification, we offer group pricing. Contact us at for more information.

The ACMPE Board Certification Pathway — ends Dec. 31, 2018

New board certification program enhancements start Jan. 1, 2019!  Learn more about the new pathway to your CMPE

CMPE Pathway

Expanding Item - View More Step One: Qualify & Apply

To apply for board certification and work toward obtaining the CMPE credential, you must:

  • Be a current MGMA member.
  • Pay a one-time $250 application feeA link to both an online and downloadable PDF application will be emailed to you upon payment.
  • Submit your completed application form, along with documentation of two years of healthcare management experience, including at least six months in a supervisory role. NOTE: Starting January 1, 2019, applicants will need a bachelor’s degree or 120 college credit hours to apply.

Once you have fulfilled the qualifications and MGMA has verified your professional experience, you will be notified of your acceptance.

Expanding Item - View More Step Two: Assess & Build Knowledge

After program acceptance, you will need to fulfill three requirements to earn your CMPE credential. These requirements can be completed in the order that works for you:

For more information about the exams, applicable fees and upcoming exam registration dates, visit our ACMPE examination page.

Expanding Item - View More Step Three: Maintain Your Credential

The Certification Commission and the MGMA Board vote monthly to confer and award the CMPE designation to individuals who have completed the nominee requirements. After the vote is final, staff will send official notification of your advancement. Once certified, you will need to:

  • Submit 50 CE hours every three years
  • Remain an MGMA member
  • Consider ACMPE Fellowship (Optional) - Once you’re board certified, you’ll be eligible to join an influential group of exceptional practice leaders through ACMPE Fellowship, the highest level of distinction you can earn in medical practice management.  

Take the next step in your career. Start your board certification journey today.

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What our members say:

"The pursuit of certification deepened my understanding of complex practice management issues, resulting in career advancement, increased income and greater impact on the daily operations of my group."

Rodney Haynes, MBA, CMPE
CEO at Pocahontas Medical Clinic,
Pocahontas, Ark.