Renewal of Certification Board Certified Medical Affairs Specialist Program

PURPOSE OF RENEWAL

Becoming a board certified Medical Affairs specialist demonstrates professional accomplishment and growth, and validates competence, knowledge, dedication, and commitment to best practices and standards in the field of Medical Affairs. Competence includes both cognition and behaviors, and can be defined as the ongoing ability to integrate and apply the knowledge, skills, judgment, and values to excel in Medical Affairs.

After initial certification, the ACMA encourages individuals to continue activities essential to the maintenance of knowledge and continuing competence required for their level of practice and certification. With new technology, strategies, and research comes change. Renewal of certification assures that those holding the BCMAS credential have maintained knowledge and competence, and are up-to-date with the latest advances in the field.

The ACMA requires that all BCMAS professionals renew their certification every 5 years to maintain active status. Those who do not renew their certification, must cease using the BCMAS credential after the associated expiration date. The cost for recertification is $500.00.

There are two options for re-certification:

  1. Achieving a passing score on the re-certification examination, based on the content outline for the BCMAS program
    OR
  2. Earning 20 hours of continuing education credits provided by a professional development program approved by the ACMA