Certified Medical Administrative Assistant

UIW School of Professional Studies is offering an exciting opportunity for those interested in beginning a new career as a Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA). The Certified Medical Administrative Assistant training course will prepare you to successfully pass the National Healthcareer Association exam and directly enter the field of healthcare. The program includes a well-blended mix of classroom, audio-visual presentation and a shadow experience (if eligible/available).

Medical Administrative Assistants have an expansive range of opportunities for employment. The skills learned through the NHA CMAA certification are essential to hospitals, physician offices, surgery centers, nursing homes, dental offices, home healthcare agencies, mental health facilities and even insurance companies and consulting firms.

We realize work, life and family obligations can sometimes prevent you from attending educational opportunities. With that in mind, we have tailored the program to fit the busy schedules required by family life and work.

As a CMAA, you may perform some or all of the following tasks:

  • Answer office telephones
  • Greet patients and facilitate the check-in process
  • Maintain medical records (updating, filing, etc.)
  • Completing and filling out insurance forms
  • Handling office correspondence (e.g. mail and email)
  • Scheduling patient appointments
  • Coordinating hospital admissions and laboratory services
  • Assisting with billing and bookkeeping

The CMAA program offers students both theoretical and practical training through hands-on experience. This program prepares you to take the Certified Medical Administrative Assistant examination through NHA.

Shadow Experience

In addition to 78 hours in the classroom and homework study time, students are eligible (if available) to complete a shadow experience which serves as working experience and a reference for future employment.

Registration and Cost

To maintain a low teacher-student ratio seating is LIMITED. We will be accepting 20 applicants into this program.

Upcoming Class Dates

Sept. 11, 2021 to Dec. 11, 2021

Classes meet on Saturday's from 8 a.m. - 2 p.m. for thirteen (13) weeks.

No class on Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021


The total cost for this course is $4,100. 

The cost includes all live instruction, and all materials to include the CEHRS (certified electronic health records specialist) exam and a shadow experience to eligible students. Our courses offer financial assistance with Texas Workforce Solutions, with Sallie Mae loans, payment plans, and MyCAA.

The course includes all live instruction, and all materials to include the CMAA exam and a shadow experience to eligible students (if available).