Q. Does the AAMA accredit medical assisting programs?
A. No. There are two nationally recognized bodies that accredit medical assisting programs: (1) the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP); and (2) the Accrediting Bureau of Health Education Schools (ABHES).
The Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB) is a Committee on Accreditation (CoA) of CAAHEP. The MAERB presents to CAAHEP recommendations on the accreditation of medical assisting programs. CAAHEP acts on these recommendations and accredits programs.