Certification

What is Certification?
Certification is recognition of an acquired level of knowledge that involves many aspects of podiatric medicine. We invite you to fill out and mail our certification application. The ASPMA exam is accredited and the only assistant certification recognized by the APMA.

Who is Eligible?
Any podiatric medical assistant who is employed in a podiatry office that is in good standings with the APMA.

 How Will You Benefit?
ASPMA certification sets the standard for excellence in the profession of podiatric medical assisting. When you become a PMAC (Podiatric Medical Assistant, Certified), you will:
  • Increase your prestige and status among your peers.
  • Gain satisfaction in the proof of your expertise.
  • Enjoy additional competence in your work.
  • Upgrade the professionalism of podiatry in your office.
  • Enhance your credibility in caring for patients in your doctor’s practice.

How Do You Become Certified?
First, become a member of ASPMA. Then register at least 30 days in advance for any scheduled exam by submitting the required registration form and fee to the Qualifying and Examining chairperson. To pass the exam and become a certified podiatric medical assistant you must obtain an overall score of at least 70% and not lower than 60% in any one category. The exam contains seven categories which are.

Two ways to take the exam.
1. Online certification, you have 30 days to complete ALL 7 SECTIONS of the exam from the start date of the first exam.
2. Written form with a review course at several conference locations. Check our calendar for dates, don’t see your state conference listed ask your state to invite us to give a review course and exam.

WE OFFER FOUR EXAM OPTIONS: 

  1. Administrative (currently getting updated) 
  2. Clinical
  3. Radiology
  4. Clinical with Radiology (Dual Certification) must fax in form for dual registration. 

Administrative (390 questions) (Currently getting updated)
1.) General Background
2.) Anatomy/Biomechanics
3.) Terminology
4.) Emergency Med & CPR
5.) Medical Jurisprudence
6.) Office policy and procedure
7.) Billing and Coding

Clinical (339 questions)
1.)General Background
2.)Anatomy/Biomechanics
3)Terminology
4.)Emergency Med & CPR
5.)Clinical Testing & Procedures
6.)Surgical Assisting

If you have questions about Admin or Clinical Certification please contact Kim ~Quailifying and Examing Chair at ASPMAexam@gmail.com or 1-402-630-9985.

Radiology (135 questions)

Our new study guide and examination includes the following areas:
1.) Fundamentals of Healthcare and Podiatry
2.) A Brief History of the X-Ray
3.) Radiation Physics and Creating an Image
4.) Ionizing Radiation and Biological Effects
5.) Radiation Exposure
6.) X-Ray Equipment
7.) Radiation Safety and Protection
8.) Film Radiography
9.) Digital Imaging (including both Computed and Direct Radiography Systems)
10.) Quality Control and the Diagnostic Medical Physicist
11.) Anatomic Planes and Motion (including Directional Terminology)
12.) Positioning Techniques and Radiograph Views
13.) Advanced Imaging (including MRI, CT, Three, and Four-Phase Bone Scans, Ultrasound Imaging, and obtaining Insurance Prior Authorization)
14.) A Review of Radiology Terms
15.) Understanding Medical Terminology
16.) Anatomy and Physiology

The radiology is available online and at conferences. This exam is set for 2 hours time limit. Once you start it you have to finish it. You have to have a passing grade of 80% to pass the exam. You will have 30 days to retake the exam for free if you fail it. 

If  regarding Radiology please contact Tara ~Radiology Chair at tara.antoinette@gmail.com or 1-732-309-4159

MAKE ALL CHECKS PAYABLE TO: ASPMA Qualifying and Examining

NEW HAMPSHIRE assistants click the link for more information.

PENNSYLVANIA CERTIFICATION: Click the link for more information.

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