FAQ Board Certified Medical Affairs Specialist Program

Frequently asked questions

The examination is of intermediate difficulty. It is meant to assess your core competencies in the areas covered within the BCMAS program.
Once you enroll in the BCMAS program, you have up to 6 months to complete the program. Because the entire program is online, you can work at your own pace & comfort level to complete the program. If you require an extension, you will need to make a written appeal to our chief academic officer who will make the final decision. There may be a fee associated with extensions granted.
It will be a BCMAS professional designation. For example, John Doe, PharmD, BCMAS
The BCMAS exam can be taken up to 4 times before needing to file a new application. If a candidate fails the exam on the fourth try, there will be a waiting period of 1 year before retaking the exam up to four more times. The reexamination fee is $250
Results will be available within 10 days after the end of the calendar quarter*. For the candidate to receive his/her results within the quarter cycle, the candidate will need to schedule the exam anytime within the first 80 days of the quarter.

For example, if a candidate choses to sit for the board exam in January, confidential score reports will be available to the candidate (via email and on the program’s website) within 10 days after the end of the quarter (in this example no later than April 10th).

If the candidate choses to sit for the board exam on March 23rd, she/he will receive the results after the next quarter (no later than July 10th).
*A calendar quarter runs from January to March, April to June, July to September, and October to December
The candidate can take the exam anywhere, anytime. It is available on the program’s Learning Management System (LMS). The exam tab will be enabled once the candidate has completed all the module quizzes. In order to sit for the exam, the candidate will need to schedule a proctoring session via ProctorU (the online proctoring service provider) 72 hours before the desired date. All the instructions on how to schedule a proctoring session is be available on the examination page.
Yes, you are still eligible as long as you can provide evidence that your school is certified by the Educational Commission for Foreign Medical Graduates (ECFMG).
The exam is offered asynchronously. That is, the candidate may sit for the exam anytime, anywhere as long as the candidate has access to the BCMAS program’s Learning Management System (LMS).
In order to protect the integrity of the BCMAS program, no exam questions or the answer key will be released to any individual or organization.

For more questions please email us at info@medicalaffairsspecialist.org.