NHA Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA)

Summary Test Plan*

150 scored items, 30 pretest
Exam Time: 3 hours

*Based on the Results of a Job Analysis Study Completed in 2016


Domain Name: # of items (% of exam)
1. Foundational Knowledge and Basic Science 15 (10%)
  • Health care systems and settings
  • Medical Terminology
  • Basic Pharmacology
  • Nutrition
  • Psychology

2. Anatomy and Physiology 12 (8%)
  • Body structures and organ systems
  • Pathophysiology and disease processes
  • Microbiology

3. Clinical Patient Care 81 (54%)
  • General Patient Care
46 or 47 (31%)
  • Infection control
12 (8%)
  • Testing and Laboratory Procedures
7 or 8 (5%)
  • Phlebotomy
7 or 8 (5%)
  • EKG and Cardiovascular Testing
7 or 8 (5%)

4. Patient Care Coordination and Education 7 or 8 (5%)
5. Administrative Assisting 19 or 20 (13%)
6. Communication and Customer Service 7 or 8 (5%)
7. Medical Law and Ethics 7 or 8 (5%)