Write a paper summarizing the certification process to follow to become a CMT, as well as steps to remain certified. Additionally, explain how the potential new RMT option fits into the certification process.
Becoming a Certified Medical Transcriptionist, CMT, can be very helpful in advancing a career in medical transcription. Certification in the Medical Transcription is certified with AHDI (Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity). The highest certification with AHDI is CMT, Certified Medical Transcriptionist.
To become a CMT you are recommended to be a Registered Medical Transcriptionists, RMTs, with a minimum of 2 years’ experience in acute-care setting. If you do not have the Registered Medical Transcriptionist credential but have the knowledge and skills of Level 2 in AHDI’s Medical Transcriptionist Job Descriptions and outlined in the CMT Exam Blue Print, you are then qualified and can register to take the Credential Qualifying Exam (CQE).
You can find a CMT exam application online at the AHDI website (ahdionline.org). Once you fill out the application, you then pay a non-refundable $10 dollar exam application fee. You will receive an Authorization Letter within about two weeks. After receiving the Authorization Letter you have up to 90 days to take the test or you must reapply.
At the time of registration you must pay an exam fee, $195 for AHDI members or $275 for non AHDI members. If a retake exam is needed the fee is the same.
Once you successfully complete the AHDI credential process you are recognized as a CMT. The credential is valid for three years. After that, the CMT designation must be renewed. Certified medical transcriptionists are required to earn thirty continuing education credits every three years to renew certification. Meaning you must participate in education activities relevant with transcription. Twenty-four need to be in the core areas of Clinical Medicine, Medical Transcription Tools, Technology...