Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) Practice Test

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RMA Exam Overview

There are 210 multiple-choice questions on the RMA exam. You will be given a total of 2 hours to complete this exam.

You can expect the following topics to be covered when taking the exam:

  1. Anatomy and Physiology (44 questions and 20.9% of the exam)
  • Body Systems
  • Medical Terminology
  1. Administrative Medical Assisting (56 questions and 26.7% of the exam)
  • Insurance
  • Medical Receptionist/Secretarial/Clerical
  • Medical Law and Ethics
  • Human Relations
  1. Clinical Procedural Tasks (39 questions and 18.6% of the exam)
  • Asepsis
  • Sterilization
  • Instruments
  • Lab Procedures
  • Minor Surgery
  1. Clinical Patient Interaction (71 questions and 33.8% of the exam)
  • Patient Education
  • Vital Signs and Measurements
  • Physical Examinations
  • Clinical Pharmacology
  • Therapeutic Modalities
  • Laboratory Procedures
  • Electrocardiography (ECG)
  • First Aid, CPR, and Emergency Response

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As you can see there are many topics covered on this exam. For a full comprehensive list of subjects, here is the official exam outline.

To get a grasp on these concepts, we recommend starting with our free RMA practice test above and seeing how you do.

Am I Eligible to Take the Registered Medical Assistant Exam?

There are four main ways that you can become eligible for the RMA exam. If you have questions about eligibility or the application process, you can learn more from this informational PDF.

The following are the four ways you become eligible to take the exam:

  • Graduate from an American Medical Technologists (AMT) accredited medical assisting program
  • Have at least 5 years of experience as a registered medical assistant
  • Graduate from a military medical service training program
  • Have at least 5 years of experience as an instructor of an accredited medical assisting program

Does the RMA Exam Cost Money?

The fee to take the RMA exam is $135. If you need to retake the exam, it will be $100 each time.

To avoid paying the $100+ fee more than once, use our free RMA practice test above to prepare for your exam.

How is the RMA Exam Scored?

The exam is a scaled score ranging from 1 to 100. To pass, test-takers must score a 70, or get 147 of the 210 questions correct.

Upon completing the exam, the test-taker will receive a pass or fail notification but that does not indicate certification.

As long as you meet all the application requirements, you should receive your certification by mail no more than three weeks after completing the exam.

To prepare for the exam, consider using our medical assistant prep package.

Registered Medical Assistant Exam FAQs

How many questions are on the exam?

There are 210 questions on the RMA exam.

What categories are tested on the RMA exam?

There are four categories on the RMA exam:

  1. Anatomy and Physiology
  2. Administrative Medical Assisting
  3. Clinical Procedural Tasks
  4. Clinical Patient Interactions

Is there a time limit for the RMA exam?

You are given 2 hours to complete the RMA exam.

What is passing score for the RMA exam?

A passing score on the RMA exam is 70 out of 100, which means you must answer 147 questions correctly.

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