|The CCMA is an important member of the medical team who assists the physician with procedures such as taking vital signs, preparing patients for medical procedures, and performing phlebotomy (blood drawing) and electrocardiography (EKG). In order to take the national certification exam for Clinical Medical Assistant, you must successfully pass all five courses in this program. You may take the courses in any order, or you may take them individually.
For those who have evidence of previous training, you may take competency exams for Medical Terminology, EKG Technician or Phlebotomy courses to receive exemption from that part of the CCMA Program. A grade of 80% or greater is required to be exempt, and Phlebotomy also requires a practical skills competency exam in blood drawing. There is a fee of $99 per competency exam. Evidence of current American Heart Association certification in Basic Cardiac Life Support and First Aid will exempt you from the AHA CPR for Healthcare Providers with First Aid course. For more information call (718) 482-5768.