CMA vs. RMA
What is CMA?
CMA stands for Certified Medical Assistant. It is the Medical Assistant certificate which enables you to get a job with Doctor or a Physician as a Medical Assistant. CMA is awarded by the AAMA (American Association of Medical Assistants). The certification of CMA is needed to get renewed after every five years. In many of the states, for getting the CMA, first you have to be a CNA (Certified Nursing Assistant)
What is RMA?
RMA stands for Registered Medical Assistant. It is also a Medical Assistant certificate for getting a job under a doctor or a physician as his assistant. RMA is awarded by the AMT (American Medical Technologists) which itself has an accreditation with the NCCA (National Commission for Certifying Agencies). Topics for exams of CMA and RMA are different from each other to some extent.