Become a Board Certified Medical Affairs Specialist

  • Expand Your Career Options
  • Increase Effectiveness
  • Distinguish Yourself
  • Achieve the Highest Standard of Excellence

International BCMAS Programs


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Four Reasons to Certify with ACMA

Recognized nationally and internationally as the industry standard.

A survey of over 1,000 key opinion leaders found over 90% preferred medical affairs professionals who had the (BCMAS) designation.

Studies have shown that individuals who are certified in their field have higher salaries and better promotion opportunities.

Expand your network and join +75,000 members of the ACMA organization.


“The ACMA has an important mission — BCMAS can help improve the quality of pharmaceutical industry professionals worldwide and therefore improve patient care.

Sotirios G. Stergiopoulos
Cheif Medical Officer, Ipsen


One of our BCMAS graduates

Brian Duncan
Vice President, Medical Affairs


“Before I was Board Certified in Medical Affairs, I almost never heard back from recruiters… [now] I receive call backs almost every day… definitely made a huge difference.

Srilatha Simhadri
Postdoctoral Fellow at Rutgers

BCMAS Benefits


The Board Certified Medical Affairs Specialist (BCMAS) Program is a self-paced, online program for medical affairs professionals [including Medical Science Liaisons (MSLs)]. The program offers the most comprehensive and in-depth training in medical affairs, providing a solid foundation for establishing core competencies.

Benefits of Board Certification

  1. Online, self-paced program
  2. Interactive, easy to use interface with live support
  3. Earn CME/CE Credits
  4. State of the art learning platform
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The Future of Medical Affairs

Who should apply?

  • Medical Affairs Professionals
  • Medical Science Liaisons
  • Medical Writers
  • Clinical Research Associates
  • Regulatory Affairs Professionals
  • Pharmacovigilance Specialists
  • Medical Information Specialists
  • Scientists
  • Physicians (MD, DO, MBBS)
  • Pharmacists


To be eligible for the BCMAS program you must meet ONE of the following criteria:

  1. Hold an MD/MBBS/DO, PharmD/BPharm, DNP, or PhD from an accredited institution*
  2. OR

  3. Have >2 years relevant industry experience (includes pharmaceutical, diagnostics, medical devices and/or medical education agency experience).

*Note: Each applicant will be considered based on their professional, clinical, and educational background.


The BCMAS program was developed by leaders from industry, healthcare, and academia.

Features include:

  • 20 comprehensive modules
  • Pre and post module assessment quizzes
  • Case Studies
  • Question Bank
  • Glossary of Terms

For a complete course curriculum, please download the BCMAS information packet

BCMAS Information Packet

Fees and Payment

Total Tuition-

$1,999.00 USD

Payment Options-

  1. Full payment
  2. Flexible Installment Payment Plan
Fee Breakdown

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