All WSMGMA conferences and webinars meet the requirements for continuing education credit hours from the American College of Medical Practice Executives (ACMPE). These CE hours are good towards certification requirements.


ACMPE - The American College of Medical Practice Executives
Established in 1956, the American College of Medical Practice Executives (ACMPE) is the standard-setting and certification body of the Medical Group Management Association. ACMPE offers board certification and Fellowship in medical practice management. ACMPE's mission is to continually improve the performance of medical group practice professionals and the organizations they represent. Their vision is to be the recognized leader in defining and supporting the profession of medical group management. Some benefits of board certification:

  • Demonstrates your broad knowledge of medical practice management
  • Enhances your professional status by earning a nationally recognized professional designation
  • Provides a distinct advantage over other candidates when seeking employment and promotions
  • Assists you in justifying more salary, on average, than noncertified professionals
  • Can be used as a part of a professional growth plan you can develop with your employer
  • Expands your network of medical practice executives who have chosen to excel in the profession

The board certification exam assesses your:

  • Knowledge and understanding of the broad scope of medical practice management principles and issues
  • Problem-solving and decision-making skills
  • Ability to communicate in writing
  • Oral communication skills

ACMPE board certified professionals enjoy:

  • Professional respect from physicians, peers and colleagues
  • Increased earning and career potential
  • Leading many of the nation's best-performing medical practices

Fellows are members of ACMPE who have chosen to advance beyond board certification and Fellowship (FACMPE) is the highest level of distinction in the medical management field.


Continuing Education Credit

  • All WSMGMA state conferences and webinars meet the requirements for continuing education credit hours from ACMPE. These CE hours are good towards certification requirements.


Washington State MGMA is here to support you on your journey to Certification
For questions about ACMPE, support by Washington State MGMA and how to get started on the path to certification, contact our ACMPE Forum Representative

Sheila Kirkegaard, CPA, CMPE

Trustee and WSMGMA ACMPE Forum Rep

Proliance Surgeons, Seattle

email Sheila

2021 is the year to become certified

For more details please see the detailed agenda at the MGMA website

Access on-demand ACMPE Board Certification Preparation Courses Here



*NEW* On Demand Testing

ACMPE exam registration is going on demand.

Beginning in March, ACMPE program participants can register and sit for their exams with as little as two days’ notice any time of the year.

ACMPE on demand testting FAQs Sheet

To become board certified, members must pass the multiple choice and scenario?based exam requirement. You must register for each exam individually.

Before registering for an exam, you must:

  1. Be an MGMA member
  2. Have been accepted into the ACMPE board certification program
  3. Completed the education and experience requirements*

* Those who have not yet completed their education and experience requirements may not register for the scenario based exam.


Interested in Certification?  Start by registering here.



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