Certification

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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?
A Podiatric medical assistant 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 six or seven categories depending on the exam, which are.

WE OFFER Three EXAM OPTIONS:  Prices subject to change! Past form prices WILL NOT be accepted or honored. The current prices are listed below! All exam registrations come with a study guide.

All CERTIFICATION’S EXAMS AND MATERIALS ARE NON-REFUNDABLE AND NON-TRANSFERABLE.

  1. Administrative (currently getting updated) 
  2. Clinical $400
  3. Radiology $400

Two ways to take the exam. Administrative.
1. Online certification, you have 30 days to complete ALL 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.

You must have an average of 70 percent for all seven sections to pass the entire exam. You are only allowed two sections with a retake at $50.00 each; more than two failed sections result in retaking the ENTIRE test. 

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

Two ways to take the exam. Clinical 
1. Online certification, you have 30 days to complete ALL 6 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.

You must have an average of 70 percent for all six sections to pass the entire exam. You are only allowed two sections with a retake at $50.00 each; more than two failed sections result in retaking the ENTIRE test. 

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.

Two ways to take the exam. Radiology exam 
1. Online certification,
2. Written form with a review course at several conference locations.

This exam is set for a 90-minute 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 (from the day you took the exam) to do the ONE   FRE retake of the exam if you fail it. This is the only exam that a retake is included. (only ONE retake)

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.

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 1 hour, 30 minutes 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. 

Radiology questions, 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.

GETTING CERTIFIED IN INDIANA???

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