Benefits of Becoming a Board Certified Medical Affairs Specialist ™ (BCMAS™)

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Top 5 Reasons to become a Board Certified Medical Affairs Specialist ™

Stand Out. Build Your Brand

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Expand Your Career Options in Industry

Earn Trust with Key Stakeholders

Demonstrate Commitment to Excellence

Professional Standards for MSL/Medical Affairs Professionals Improve Trust among Patients & Healthcare Providers.

Click below to watch Dr. Janet Woodcock, Head, Center for Drug Evaluation & Research, FDA discuss the importance of professional standards.

The Official Board Certification for Medical Affairs/MSL Professionals

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  • The first & largest board certification program recognized by regulators & industry leaders.
  • BCMAS professionals come from over 200+ companies in over 50+ countries
  • Developed by over 30+ experts from industry, academia, and clinical medicine
  • Accredited by the International Association of Continuing Education & Training/American National Standards Institute (IACET/ANSI). Member of ICE.
  • In partnership with ScientiaCME is a joint provider of CME/CE for physicians and pharmacists.

The ACMA has developed the first ever universal standards of conduct for medical affairs and MSL professionals.


ACMA learners are in over 50 countries. We have partnerships with several global organizations including Interfarma in South America, the Indian Pharmaceutical Association (IPA), the Council for Continuing Pharmaceutical Education in Canada and many others.


Research in education demonstrates that learners do best when learning on their own terms. The BCMAS program is a self-paced, online program. It is designed for busy professionals. Study on your laptop, tablet or mobile device.