Medical Assistant Continuing Education (CEU)
Continuing education credits are obtained and recorded in form of Continuing Education Units (CEU), or CE
points. This is an accepted means for professionals to stay current in their field, maintain their certification
status, attain the highest possible level of qualifications among their peers, and of course,
Are you one of them?
Are you a certified medical assistant with continuing education
requirements to maintain your credential but stressing over (not!) getting enough CEUs...
Governing Certification Bodies
Governing certification bodies in the USA, which includes the AAMA, AMT and NHA, firmly believe that
continuing education for healthcare professionals and technicians is an absolute necessity. Therefore, they
require participation in continuing education programs to maintain their credentials and recertification if
the credential has lapsed. Once the credential expired, the professional has to sit for the certification exam all
Goals of Professional Continuing Education (CEU)
- Keep professionals current on new developments and trends
- Provide the necessary assurance of competency
- Demonstrate an ongoing commitment to the field
- Strengthen professional, as well as
- Open doors to
better job opportunities, income potential, and promotion.
Certified medical assistants MUST maintain their certification status as "current" in order to continue using
the credential. This can become crucial in connection with employment, or job seeking efforts, because employers
can contact the certification sponsor at any time to inquire about an individual's certification status. They may
also request proof directly from the individual, such as a current certification ID.