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Medical Administrative Assistant Certification Training

Medical technology advancement has led to many healthcare practices increasingly relying on medical assistants to support office functions. Launch your new career in the healthcare industry and gain the skills necessary to provide administrative support in a medical setting. Prepare for the NHA’s Medical Administrative Assistant exam and be ready to enter the rapidly growing field of medical assisting in just three months.

A person working as a medical administrative assistant, managing paperwork, scheduling, and ensuring smooth operations. Join our program for comprehensive training.

A Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) holds the key responsibility of ensuring the medical office environment runs smoothly and efficiently. They are skilled multi-taskers and help provide a positive, welcoming environment. CMAAs act as intermediaries between patients and medical providers—explaining doctors’ recommendations and instructions and answering questions. 

The UWF Certified Medical Administrative Assistant training course will prepare you for the National Healthcareer Association exam and open up an expansive range of opportunities for employment in physician offices, hospitals, surgery centers, assisted living facilities, dental offices, home healthcare agencies, mental health facilities and even insurance companies and consulting firms. 

As a CMAA, you will perform a variety of tasks requiring strong communication skills and the ability to work well as a member of a team. In this program, you will gain proficiency in office administration, clinical duties and the communication skills necessary for entry-level employment as a CMAA, including:

  • Greeting patients and facilitating the check-in process
  • Answering calls and scheduling appointments
  • Maintaining electronic medical records
  • Completing insurance forms
  • Managing office correspondence 
  • Coordinating hospital admissions and laboratory services
  • Assisting with billing and bookkeeping

This 13-week program consists of 78 hours in the classroom and homework study time. 

Certified Medical Administrative Assistant

Dates: July 23 – October 10, 2024
Schedule: Tue. & Thurs., 6-9pm
Skip Dates: September 7, 2024

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

Tuition includes all live instruction and all materials including the CMAA exam.

For registration information call 817.681.4050 or email

Location: Live Virtual Instruction
Tuition: $4,100
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  • A high school diploma or General Education Diploma (GED).
  • No felony or misdemeanor related to the sale of drugs. 
  • Commitment to the rigorous 13-week course schedule.

  • Gain skills quickly in a rapidly growing, in-demand career field. 
  • Interact with patients daily and make a difference in the lives of others. 
  • Potential for career growth—after becoming certified and gaining experience, CMAAs can continue towards a nursing degree or choose to work toward becoming an office manager in a medical setting.
  • Train at an accredited University with experienced instructors.
  • No degree application required.

Military Spouse Career Advancement (MyCAA) offers up to $4,000 to military spouses interested in pursuing continuing education, degree programs, licenses, or credentials leading to careers in high growth, high demand, and portable career fields. Upon creating a MyCAA account the Department of Defense will provide notification of eligibility.

For more information on Military benefits or additional funding opportunities, contact the UWF & Military Veterans Resource Center (MVRC) at 850.474.2550 or

Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act (WIOA)
The Workforce Innovation & Opportunity Act is a federal grant that covers training expenses for eligible individuals. To check for eligibility and apply for the WIOA grant, contact CareerSource Escarosa.

The WIOA application process takes several weeks, so please do not delay in getting started. Once WIOA grant approval is awarded, contact our Student Support Center for a Letter of Acceptance.

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Medical Assistants - Employment and Education

A rapidly increasing number of physician offices, hospitals and other healthcare facilities will continuously need support workers, particularly administrative medical assistants. Employment of medical assistants is projected to increase by 16 percent by 2031—this is much faster than the average for all occupations.

Job Stats
  • Job Outlook: 16% (Much faster than average) 
  • Number of Jobs, 2021: 743,500
  • Median Pay: $37,190 per year

Source: May 2023

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National Healthcareer Association (NHA) is one of the nation’s largest allied health certification providers. Since 1989, the NHA has helped thousands of schools across the nation produce better professionals. Individuals who pass their certification exam will be recognized as Nationally Certified Healthcare professionals.