Do I have to be certified to have my students sit for the CCBMA
No. It is not a requirement that you be certified.
Proof of competency for injections and/or venipuncture is required
for clinical certification. Do
the 10 "sticks" for IM, SubQ and ID have to be "real sticks" or
can they be done on a mannequin
The Medical Board of California has determined that the training
for injections and
phlebotomy may be performed on mannequins, but should include live sticks.
How can my school be a test site for the CCBMA?A.
Please contact the CCBMA office for details on this.
Can I find out my student's scores?A.
No, this is confidential. Upon request, CCBMA will provide a report
listing your students' pass/fail
status. You will need to provide a list of the students' names
that you would like the results
for. The reason for this is that your students may have registered
for the exam as employed
and not listed your school. This report does not include student
Can I reproduce the applications and Study Outline for my students?A.
Yes. Just please be sure that the copy is the most recent and that
it has the correct application
How can I keep up-to-date on changes in medical assisting?A.
The California Medical Assistants Association (CMAA) is very active
in tracking legislation affecting
California Medical Assistants. This information is passed along to
members in the bi-monthly
publication "The California Medical Assistant". CMAA membership
dues are tax deductible. Membership
applications are available on
CMAA's web site (www.cmaa-ca.org)
or you can call CMAA Headquarters toll-free (888)
How do I contact the CCBMA?
CA 95667 Toll
Free: (866) 622-2262 (530) 622-1850
FAX: (530) 622-8254 E-mail:
Please note that effective immediately, letters of completion will no longer be accepted in lieu of a Certificate of Completion.
In order to avoid any future confusion and ensure that CCBMA is in compliance with Professional and Health Codes set forth by the Medical Board of California, all applicants must meet the Eligibility Requirements as outlined on page 2 of the Application for California Certified Medical Assistant Examination.
There will be no exceptions to this policy.