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ACMA Board Certification demonstrates that professionals have met rigorous standards through intensive study, self-assessment and evaluation. The BCMAS certification is the most comprehensive training program in the world. Achieving the BCMAS demonstrates the highest standards of knowledge, and excellence in the medical affairs profession. It also sets the stage for continual professional development through values centered on lifelong learning.

*In order to be certified, you must:

  • Hold an MD, PharmD, PhD, DO, MBBS, DNP, NP, PA, BPharm, PsyD, or other relevant degree from an accredited college, university or institution.
  • OR

  • Have completed at least a bachelor’s degree and have 2 years relevant professional experience (ie., pharmaceutical industry experience, clinical and/or research experience).
  • Successfully complete all modules in the training program.
  • Pass the certification exam.

Who should enroll?

  • Current medical affairs professionals (this includes: medical science liaisons, medical directors, VP Medical Affairs, Medical Information Specialists, Pharmacovigilance, HEOR professionals)
  • Current professionals working in promotional or non-promotional medical education agencies which support pharmaceutical companies.
  • Current professionals working within clinical research organizations (CROs).
  • Those professionals working within clinical development, research & development and are transitioning to a medical affairs role.
  • Physicians, pharmacists, and PhD professionals wishing to transition into the pharmaceutical industry.

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

BCMAS-Nationally & Internationally Recognized as the Industry Standard


Foreign Medical Graduates:

Foreign medical graduates may be eligible for the BCMAS program as long as they have graduated from an ECFMG accredited medical school.

Maintenance & Renewal of Certification

The BCMAS Certification must be renewed every 5 years.

There are 2 paths for maintaining & renewing certification:

  • Retaking the board exam and passing
  • OR
  • Completing 20 hours of continuing education approved by the ACMA.

The cost for recertification is $499. For more questions about recertification, please email us at info@medicalaffairsspecialist.org.