Showcase your expertise by becoming a Certified Medical Practice Executive.
The American College of Medical Practice Executives (ACMPE), the certification and fellowship authority of MGMA, has been certifying medical practice executives for more than 60 years. The only board certification of its kind, ACMPE’s Certified Medical Practice Executive (CMPE) credential is recognized as the standard in medical practice management — a benchmark that can single you out and put you in full view of top physicians and executives throughout the industry.
Some benefits of board certification:
- Demonstrates your broad knowledge of medical practice management
- Enhances your professional status by earning a nationally recognized professional designation
- Provides a distinct advantage over other candidates when seeking employment and promotions
- Assists you in demanding more salary, on average, than non-certified professionals
- Expands your network of medical practice executives who have chosen to excel in the profession
- The board certification exam assesses your:
- Knowledge and understanding of the broad scope of medical practice management principles and issues
- Problem-solving and decision-making skills
- Ability to communicate in writing
- Oral communication skills
ACMPE board certified professionals enjoy:
- Professional respect from physicians, peers and colleagues
- Increased earning and career potential
- Leading many of the nation’s best-performing medical practices
Fellows are members of ACMPE who have chosen to advance beyond board certification. Fellowship (FACMPE) is the highest level of distinction in the medical management field.
The Body of Knowledge
The Body of Knowledge for Medical Practice Management is the most comprehensive, authoritative resource for those who seek to assess and develop their skills and knowledge in this profession. Every profession possesses a body of knowledge representing the entirety of information about that profession. It’s one way that professionals establish their claim to an expertise that deserves recognition. The Body of Knowledge for Medical Practice Management represents just such an achievement. It defines and legitimizes the unique knowledge and skill set for the medical practice management profession. It helps set the standards that preserve the profession’s integrity and promote its growth.
To apply for board certification and work toward obtaining the CMPE credential, you must:
- Be a current MGMA member.
- Pay a one-time $250 application fee. A link to both an online and downloadable PDF application will be emailed to you upon payment.
- Submit your completed application form, along with documentation of two years of healthcare management experience, including at least six months in a supervisory role. NOTE: Starting January 1, 2019, applicants will need a bachelor’s degree or 120 college credit hours to apply.
Once you have fulfilled the qualifications and MGMA has verified your professional experience, you will be notified of your acceptance.
After program acceptance, you will need to fulfill three requirements to earn your CMPE credential. These requirements can be completed in the order that works for you:
- Pass a multiple choice exam - This 175-item, multiple-choice exam assesses your on-the-job knowledge of the broad scope of group practice management principles and practices as described in the six domains of the Body of Knowledge for Medical Practice Management.
- Pass a scenario-based exam - This exam assesses in-depth knowledge of medical practice management principles, problem-solving and decision-making skills a candidate would need to handle and resolve real-world medical practice issues.
- Earn 50 hours of continuing education (CE) - You can start earning CE 30 days prior to your nominee acceptance date through a variety of qualifying activities. CE credit can also be earned during your exam preparation and after passing the exams.
For more information about the exams, applicable fees and upcoming exam registration dates, visit our ACMPE examination page.