RMA Exam Practice Test 2024 [UPDATED]: The RMA (Registered Medical Assistant) test is conducted by the American Medical Technologists (AMT). You can try our free RAM Practice Test review questions and answers to become a Certified RMA.
Like the CMA exam, this test is intended to evaluate the entry-level competencies of medical assistants. It assesses the skills and knowledge needed to perform the medical assistant’s job duties, as designated by subject matter experts
RMA Exam Practice Test 2024
The RMA test consists of 200 multiple-choice questions with four answer choices for each item. Candidates have three hours to complete the test. As in the CMA exam, you are expected to select the best answer for each item. You will be required to recall facts, understand medical illustrations, solve problems, and interpret information from case studies. The RMA exam can be taken on paper or on a computer.
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|RMA (Registered Medical Assistant)
|American Medical Technologists (AMT)
|CBT (Computer Based Test)
|Minimum Pass Mark
|70 scale score
If you take the test by computer, your score will appear immediately. If you take the pencil-and-paper test, your results will arrive by mail six to eight weeks after you take the exam. A score of 70 or above is required for passing the test.
A scaled scoring system is used and a score of 70 does not relate to the number of items scored correctly or the percentage of correct answers on the test. Students who fail the examination will be given detailed information about the areas in which weak test performance was noted. In this way, students can focus their study in preparing to test again. Students who have to retake the exam must complete the entire examination.
RMA Exam Content
Similar to the CMA exam, the RMA exam covers three areas of content that include general medical assisting knowledge (about 43 percent of the test items), administrative knowledge (about 23 percent of the test items), and clinical aspects of medical assisting (about 35 percent of the test items).
The RMA candidate handbook contains an outline for the content areas covered in the exam. These content areas are more general than those of the CMA exam, but the exam itself covers essentially the same material with less emphasis on administrative competencies. See the AMT website for more information (amt1.com). Following are the content areas covered by the RMA exam
|Anatomy and Physiology
|Administrative Medical Assisting
|Clinical Medical Assisting
|Clinical Patient Interaction
Test Eligibility and Registration
To take the RMA exam, you must be at least 18 years old and a high school graduate from an accredited school or approved equivalent. You must also meet one of the following medical assistant education requirements:
Be a graduate of an accredited medical assisting program as determined by CAAHEP or ABHES. Be a graduate of a medical assisting program in a college or postsecondary school that is accredited by a regional accrediting commission or by a group that is approved by the U.S. Department of Education. Complete a formal medical services training program of the U.S. Armed Forces.
In lieu of these educational requirements, applicants are eligible to take the exam if they have five years of experience in medical assisting. No more than two of these years may have been as an instructor in a medical assisting program.
The RMA examination is offered in two formats. One is administered on a computer-based testing system under contract with Pearson VUE test centers. These VUE test centers are located at several hundred sites throughout the United States and the U.S. territories. A list of centers can be found at pearsonvue.com/amt. In addition, the AMT offers pencil-and-paper testing at the VUE test centers. The computer-based and paper exams have the same form and content. To apply for the RMA exam, you must apply to the AMT registrar and receive an approval letter authorizing your eligibility to take the exam. A $90 fee is required with the application. Applications are available on the AMT website (amt1.com). You also may contact AMT by phone, fax, or mail:
American Medical Technologists
10700 West Higgins Road
Park Ridge, IL 60018
Phone: 1-847-823-5169 or 1-800-275-1268