How to Track Down a Lost Medical Assistant Certificate

Replace a lost medical assistant certificate

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Contact the medical assistant training program which you completed, if the certificate you lost was from a formal training program. Program support staff will verify your identity and completion of the program and will be able to send you a replacement certificate. The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs has a directory of all of the accredited medical assistant training programs. Find the contact information for your program by searching the CAAHEP directory online.

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Call or e-mail the membership staff at the American Association of Medical Assistants to request a replacement certificate for the AAMA national certifying examination. The AAMA also offers members a downloadable order form for replacement certificates. Replacement certificates are available for a $20 replacement fee.

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Contact the membership staff at American Medical Technologists, the professional organization that certifies medical technologists--another type of medical assistant--if you lost the certificate from the AMT national examination. Although AMT charges a fee for verification of your certification to state authorities, its membership resources page does not indicate a fee for replacement certificates. Ask staff for help in getting a duplicate certificate.

According to the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, over 480,000 medical assistants currently work in the U.S., performing administrative and clinical tasks to help physician offices run smoothly. Although not mandatory, some medical assistants choose to certify through a formal training program or a professional association. If you have lost your medical assistant certificate from any of these certifying organizations, it is moderately easy to track down another copy.