Online: Medical Assistant CCMA Certification

Location: Online course begins upon enrollment. Student has 24/7 access, to study at their own pace Instructor: Online Instructors will be either Nancy Kimmel MSN-FNP-BC, 3rd year Medical Student or Dawn Weaver BSN, Trauma Nurse

Online: Medical Assistant CCMA Certification


The Medical Assistant  Course is 1200 hours

Students have up to 6 months/study at your own pace

Begin the course upon registration. Access your course

24/7 immediately.  Assistant provided for clinicals sites.


National Exams are covered in the coure tuition: NCCT, AMCA, NHA, and AMT


Online: Medical Assistant CCMA Certification


Online CCMA Medical Assistant Course Overview

Medical assistants play a vital role in patient care and diagnosis. Their specialized skill set is in high demand in doctor’s offices, hospitals, outpatient centers and many other medical facilities. If you are interested in getting into healthcare without spending years in school, the medical assistant course may be the perfect fit for you.  Obtaining your CCMA (Certified Clinical Medical Assistant) will open many doors in the health care field.

During the 100% online course curriculum students will learn many important skills necessary to work as medical assistants, such as taking vital signs, assisting with minor surgeries, and performing injections and electrocardiograms. They will also become knowledgeable in patient management, administrative tasks, and HIPPA and OSHA regulations, as well as effective bedside manner and professional conduct.  

Upon course completion, students will need to pass the certification exam to receive their Medical Assistant Certification. Our online classes offer national accrediting exams which allow students to work anywhere in the U.S. and Canada.

Student Experience

The online Medical Assistant Course is designed to work with your schedule. Courses are self-paced and accessible 24/7. The modules are also mobile-friendly. The curriculum can be completed in as little as 6 weeks, but you will have as long as 6 months to complete the course from the time of enrollment. 

Upon registration, students will be given the option to create an account with their own password. This will allow the student immediate access to their program.  Students who do not choose this option will have their account created for them. Students may contact the school’s front office should they need access immediately. Staff is available Monday through Friday from 9 am to 5 pm EST.

Students will be assigned an instructor who will send them a welcome email that includes information about the student account as well as the registered program. Your assigned instructor can help you with any questions you may have while taking the course.


Students must be at least 18 year old or older to enroll in the course. A high school diploma or equivalent GED is not required but strongly encouraged. No prior work experience is required.

Curriculum (Modules & Exams)

The Medical Assistant Course includes 996 hours of course instruction and the required 204 hours of clinical internship experience with course topics including:

  • Taking vital signs
  • SOAP Note charting
  • Infection control
  • HIPPA and OSHA regulations
  • Assisting with minor surgical procedures
  • Performing injections such as intramuscular, intradermal and subcutaneous
  • Performing electrocardiograms
  • Performing phlebotomies
  • Drug and pregnancy testing
  • Medical supply management
  • Verbal therapeutic communication
  • Creating a safe effective environment
  • Administrative tasks including organization, scheduling

Students will need to pass a Medical Assistant Certification Exam after completing the course in order to receive their certification. Phlebotomy Career Training offers one complimentary voucher to any of the certification exams offered through AMCA, NCCT, and NHA. To be able to use the voucher, students must schedule their exam at least 6 weeks prior to the expiration of their course. 

Internship Requirements

Students must complete an internship that includes 204 clinical hours of observation and training for their Medical Assistant clinical core requirements to graduate our program. Each Medical Assistant skill requirement must be supervised and signed off on a clinical competency form that will be provided to the student. Students are responsible for finding internships at their location. Urgent care centers, doctor’s offices, hospitals, and other clinics are popular internship locations. We recommend students to begin their internship by the end of their second module.

Students who have prior experience may be able to waive the internship requirement.

You can submit proof of your experience to waive your externship requirements. Submitting a detailed letter from your previous or current employer and/or a detailed notarized resume will help waive the clinical requirements of the program.

You can send these documents to [email protected] for review by an administrator. After they review the documents, they will be able to determine what requirements can be waived from the program that you choose.

What’s Included 

The course includes the following:

  • Clinical Medical Assistant Certificate
  • Complimentary Attempt 6-month voucher for the National Clinical Medical Assistant Certification Exam through the AMCA, NHA, or the NCCT.
  • Access to additional resources and materials
  • Access to instructors via phone and email.
  • Available tutoring sessions via Zoom at an affordable price from experienced medical professionals, LPNs, RNs and Doctors.

We Pay For Your National Accredited Exam

We will pay for the costs of your national accredited exam for all students who complete our program within a six-month timeframe. Taking the national exam ensures that students will have the highest level of certification and that their certification will be accepted wherever they go, whether in their state or another state. We have partnered with some of the best and most recognized nationally accredited organizations known for their national exam recognition throughout the United States. This is only valid during the first 6 months of a student’s program.

Once the students have passed their final and completed their clinicals, Phlebotomy Career Training will require students to inquire as to which national exam they would like to take. 

This course is accredited by the AMCA, NCCT and NHA and the student can choose which of the 3 national exams they wish to take. The national exam for Medical Assistant is included in the course tuition.

About Phlebotomy Career Training

Phlebotomy Career Training (PCT) has been educating students and professionals throughout the U.S. with online and in-person programs for over 14 years. PCT is an accredited organization that offers nationally-recognized certification programs.

PCT understands the adult student’s need for a quality education, hands-on learning atmosphere and fast-track career path. Students can expect professional educators and quality instruction throughout their course. 95% of our graduates have found employment opportunities in their field!

Our Instructors

Each student will be assigned a designated instructor upon enrollment. Our qualified instructors consist of Family Nurse Practitioners, MSN-FNP-BC, and BSN. Your instructor will personally reach out to you within 24 hours, and will be available to answer any questions throughout the program.

Employment Opportunities

Medical assistants enjoy a growing career field with great prospects. If you are looking for a career path with ample employment opportunities, competitive pay, benefits, and job satisfaction, becoming a medical assistant may be a great fit for you. 95% of our students were able to find employment upon graduation.

All of our students can request access to Phlebotomy Career Training’s exclusive “Job Portal” where they can locate employment opportunities through our many partners. 


Do the online courses require an in-person test?

There are multiple national certification exams that PCT graduates may take; some online and others are in-person depending on your location.

How does the internship/externship work?

As part of the Medical Assistant Certification Program, students are required to complete an internship that will allow them to practice the skills that they learn in their courses. You may see this internship referred to as an externship or clinical in various materials; these all refer to the same requirement. Students are responsible for securing an internship. Your instructor can provide you with a letter to help you secure an internship.

Is Phlebotomy Career Training accredited?

Yes, PCT is accredited through the The National Center for Competency Testing. In addition, the following organizations also certify PCT’s courses:

  • National Healthcareer Association (NHA)
  • American Medical Certification Association (AMCA)
  • National Association for Phlebotomy Technician Professionals (NAPTP)
  • National I.V. Association (NIVA)
  • National Telemetry Association (NTA)
  • American Medical Technologists (AMT)

Is the Medical Assistant Certification a good stepping stone into other medical careers?

The Medical Assistant Certification is a great way to get into healthcare without any prior experience in the field. And there are many advancement opportunities for medical assistants once they get their foot in the door. The Medical Assistant course is also a great learning opportunity for those that are looking to apply to medical school or nursing programs.

Is the Medical Assistant Certification valid nationwide?

Yes, Medical Assistant Certification from Phlebotomy Career Training is valid in the United States and Canada.

Students should always check with their state department for their licensing or certification requirements. Some states may require additional training or examination before becoming qualified to work in that state.

Students are responsible for obtaining 204 clinical hours at a local urgent care or physicians office to meet their requirements for graduation. No prior experience is necessary.  However, for those students with prior experience in the medical assistant field or medical field in general, they may submit documentation in the form of a signed and notarized resume, letter from employer or diploma, certification or other to the Administrator to have evaluated.  If the evaluation concludes that the student has meet the core requirements for graduation, then the 204 clinical hours can be waived.

6 months unlimited access, national exam, instructor support

  • Online Course Access
  • Zoom sessions with student, personalized one on one with demonstration
  • Unlimited Phone support
  • NCCT, NHA or AMCA National Medical Assistant Exam
  • Certification for Medical Assistant
  • Online access 24/7 for 6 months

About Your Instructor
Online Instructors will be either Nancy Kimmel MSN-FNP-BC, 3rd year Medical Student or Dawn Weaver BSN, Trauma Nurse

.Ms. Dawn Weaver holds a RN, BSN and is a licensed Michigan professional Nurse.  Dawn’s specialty is in trauma nursing.

Nancy Kimmel RN, MSN-FNP, 3rd year medical Student. Ms. Kimmel specialty is cardiology.

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