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Membership & Benefits

DID YOU KNOW?   When you join the American Association of Medical Assistants (AAMA), you are automatically a member of your state and local chapters.  


There is no separate application or fee.  Applications for membership are available on the AAMA website at Student membership is offered at a reduced rate for students enrolled in a medical assisting program accredited by either the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs or the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools. This membership is limited to a one-time enrollment by selecting either a one-year or a two-year membership term.  Click on the following link to join or renew your membership!  


How to Contact the AAMA Customer Service Department

Address: Customer Service

American Association of Medical Assistants

20 North Wacker Drive, Ste. 1575

Chicago, IL 60606

AAMA Toll-Free: 800/228-2262 Extension 774

AAMA Website:

Membership Department E-Mail:







The AAMA works to protect your right to practice as a medical assistant. The AAMA provides answers to your legal questions regarding job-related issues.

The staff is available via e-mail, or a convenient toll-free number, 1-800-228-2262 (1-800-ACT-AAMA).




Belonging to the only association devoted exclusively to the career of medical assisting brings you the professional recognition you deserve.




Receive discounts on convention registration, workshop fees, and self-study courses




As a renewing member (active or associate), you automatically receive a $1,000 accidental death and dismemberment policy as well as qualify for discounts on other insurance, such as professional liability, life, accidental death and disability, disability income and cancer expense.


Networking Opportunities

Educational and social activities planned by the local chapter, the state societies, and the national association offer many opportunities to meet with other CMAs (AAMA) to share ideas and discuss common problems.


Information – Staying in the Loop

AAMA is recognized as the resource for information concerning all aspects of the profession of medical assisting and professional credentialing. A salary and benefits survey is conducted periodically to provide information to medical assistants and employers


Public Affairs

AAMA represents the medical assisting profession at hearings and national health meetings to ensure that medical assistants have a voice in the rapidly changing health care system. AAMA volunteer leaders and staff monitor state and federal legislation, regulations, and judicial and administrative decisions that could affect a medical assistant’s right to practice. They also advocate for the medical assisting profession and keep members informed of any possible changes in our right to practice. The AAMA’s legal counsel is available to members, legislators, and medical boards to answer scope of practice questions specific to their states. Members are encouraged to report any right-to-practice issues to the Executive Office.


Setting Standards

An occupational analysis is conducted periodically to keep current with the scope of practice for medical assisting. This helps define the profession and is the cornerstone for developing curricula in CAAHEP accredited medical assisting programs, as well as used to revise the Content Outline of the AAMA Certification Examination and the programs and products developed for continuing education.

The AAMA and the AAMA Endowment help ensure quality in the medical assisting profession through the work of their educational boards.


Strategic Plan

The AAMA Strategic Plan is updated on a schedule determined by the Board of Trustees. You may request a copy of the current Plan from the Executive Office or download it from the AAMA website.

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