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How Does a Transcriptionist Become Certified?

Having a certification in medical transcription does help in getting that right job. One can get its certification as a certified medical transcriptionist (CMT) from the Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity (AHDI).

Certified Transcriptionist

Certified Transcriptionist

Be_prepared to spend two years in the field working before being accepted in a certification program through the AHDI. The CMT certification examination consists of general comprehensive section of
Multiple-choice questions. The other half of the exam is made up of a performance section where transcribing dictation is done. Allow about four hours for the exam.

You can pay for the exam on the website of AHDI. You must bring a pictured identification like a driver’s license, passport or employee identification card. The exam is given throughout the year at specified sites. You can find these sites at AHDI website on the internet. Please arrive thirty minutes before exam for check in. If late, no one is permitted to enter for exam and you have to reschedule.

In order to reschedule your exam time and date, do it two days before your original exam time and date otherwise if it is done any other time they will not let you change your time or date and you will lose your refundable exam fee. You can do this on the website of the Regional Contact Center (RCC) twenty-four hours a day seven days a week.

As an applicant, you can only retake it every six months in a twelve-month period. Once you have your certification, you must recertify every three years in order to stay certified.

In conclusion, it takes time to get your certification. However, if you want the better paying job and advancement, it is well worth the time. There are different sites that you can go to that furnish self-assessment exams (including the AHDI site) and practice tests.

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