Medical assistants accredited by the American Association of Medical Assistants are eligible for Continuing Education Units (CEU). These credits are essential for maintaining certification and keeping professionals up-to-date with industry trends. The AAMA provides guidelines that members must follow regarding CEU quota fulfillment. CEUs have become quite pricey owing to the increasing requirements that is why AAMA offers them for free.
Free AAMA CEU Credits
You are eligible for online or mobile re-certification if you get all your CEUs from AAMA. Here are some ways AAMA offers CEUs.
• E-learning center: medical assistants can earn free AAMA CEU credits by reading online articles and taking electronic-based tests. Your scores are immediately sent to your email address, and your AAMA CEU transcript updates automatically.
• Self-study courses: AAMA members can earn free CEU credits by taking self-study courses. The courses include tests on topics like microbiology, workplace bullying, etc.
• Annual conferences: Annual AAMA conferences offer continuing education programs and events that give members an opportunity to network.
• CPR: An applicant will be issued a two-year CPR card within at the time of re-certification. These cards count as four re-certification points, and applicants can submit a maximum of three cards to earn 12 free CEU credits.
Features AAMA-approved CE programs
Several CE programs approved by the AAMA are worth free continuing education credits. These online programs are available at the AAMA website with free access.
Apart from these, medical assistants who author textbooks, textbook chapters, and medical assistance articles will also earn re-certification points. You are also eligible for re-certification points if you write items for the CMA certification exam.
If the AAMA registers you, you can earn enough credits through these programs. These methods are cost-effective and easy to follow through. In addition, AAMA members will not pay any extra fees for registering the CEUs. The association will record the number and category of the CEUs to the applicant’s transcript. These AAMA CEU transcripts are accessible online at any time.