Exam Development

The Board Certified Medical Affairs Specialist Program was developed by industry experts, clinicians, researchers, and online learning specialists. It is designed to recognize excellence among those who wish to specialize as experts in medical affairs.

The exam has three sections:

  • Multiple choice questions
  • Case studies
  • True and False

What will I need for the exam:

  • Calculator
  • Pencil/Pen
  • Web camera

Exam Proctoring

The exam is administered online and is proctored by ProctorU.

Exam Scheduling

The exam can be scheduled at any time that is convenient for the learner’s schedule through ProctorU.


The BCMAS Certification Exam is a proctored, three-hour exam administered online with ProctorU.

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ACMA assessments are confidential, in addition to being protected by federal copyright and trade secret laws. Candidates who undertake assessments agree that they will not copy, reproduce, adapt, disclose or transmit assessments, in whole or in part, before or after taking an assessment, by any means now known or hereafter invented. They further agree that they will not reconstruct assessment content from memory, by dictation, or by any other means or otherwise discuss assessment content with others. Candidates further acknowledge that disclosure or any other use of ACMA assessment content constitutes professional misconduct and may expose them to criminal as well as civil liability, and may also result in ACMA's imposition of penalties against them, including but not limited to, invalidation of assessment results, exclusion from future assessments, suspension or revocation of Board Certification.

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