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About ScopeNotes

Our goal at ScopeNotes is to provide the most diverse, engaging, and informative online certification exam preparation experience. We have four test options depending on your individual career plans that include: Certified Medical Assistant (CMA), Registered Medical Assistant (RMA), National Certified Medical Assistant (NCMA), and Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA). We pride ourselves on having more questions than any other test prep (2,600+ and growing) for you to practice as many times as you need. All of our questions are developed by a team of Subject Matter Experts in the medical industry, and are reviewed by an item writing expert to ensure our content matches the actual certification experience.

Our innovative learning management system helps you track your progress as you work through an unlimited number of practice exams, over 2,600 flashcards, review courses, as well as simulated timed exams. Each of the four exams content matches the categorical breakdown of the real exam, so you become acclimated to the structure. Our convenient shopping cart allows for the purchase of various packages to meet your study/prep needs. By committing to a test prep such as ScopeNotes, we guarantee that you will be better prepared to pass your exam. As a matter of fact, should you not pass, we will extend your subscription until you do. Simply contact us after your exam to discuss a plan for your success.

Author Bios

Linda Bailey

Linda Bailey is a Program Director of an Allied Healthcare program in Clearwater Florida. As an educator she has devoted 30 years to educating and changing students’ lives. She is a mother of two wonderful sons and a wife of 34 years to her husband.

Currently Ms. Bailey is attending Walden University and anticipates graduating in 2019 with her Doctoral Degree in Healthcare Administration. She currently holds two Masters degrees,  from Argosy University and Florida Metropolitan University, and is a CMA (Certified Medical Assistant) through the AAMA (American Association of Medical Assistance). She also obtained a Bachelors in Business and an Associate’s degree in Medical Assisting.

Joel Kennedy

Joel Kennedy is a RMA at a prominent Physician’s office in Tampa, Florida. Joel was born and raised in Florida and is also a Professional Powerlifter. Joel took home the Gold Medal in 2016 World Powerlifting in New Orleans. Recently in Russian he brought home the Bronze Metal. Joel has taught in several Medical Assisting Programs in the Tampa Bay area.

Joel’s education includes an Emergency Medical Technician program and the Fire Academy. He worked with Sunstar and also for Mease Countryside Hospital in the Emergency department. He is a Registered Medical Assistant through the NHA (National Healthcare Association).

When Joel was nine years of age, he was hit by a car and suffered a basal skull fracture. He had to learn to walk and talk again. Additionally, he had several surgeries and is blessed to have recovered very well. Nothing stops him and if you ask him his philosophy he would say like Gandhi,” Be the change you want to see in the world.”

Nanci Aruda

Nanci Aruda, B.S., L.M.T., N.C.B.T.M.B., C.P.T.

Florida License #MA-29991

Ms. Aruda has been a Licensed Massage Therapist and Nationally Board Certified Therapeutic Massage Bodyworker since 1995, specializing in Neuromuscular Therapy, Sports Massage, Myofascial Release, Trigger Point, Range of Motion, injury rehab, clinical based modalities and therapeutic exercise.

Since 2006, her career path led to Everest University’s Massage Therapy Program’s lead faculty member and clinical manager, ultimately becoming the Massage Therapy Program Director.

Approved continuing education provider under the Florida state Department of Health/Board of Massage Therapy, she also serves as a professional consultant and academic program evaluator for Massage Therapy programs’ curriculum accreditation processes nationwide.

Lena West

Lena West has a Bachelor of Science degree from Saint Leo University and is a Florida Licensed Massage Therapist.  She has been an educator for over 28 years in the areas of employee development and massage therapy.   Her passion and focus has always been on raising the level of knowledge and competence in every field of practice she has encountered as an educator.

Lena is an active member of the American Massage Therapy Association (AMTA) and Association Bodywork and Massage Professionals (ABMP), and serves as President of the Tampa Chapter of the Florida State Massage Therapy Association (FSMTA).

In respect to her dedication to education and the professional practice of massage therapy, she serves as evaluator/peer reviewer for several accreditation boards, including the Commission of Massage Therapy Accreditation (COMTA).  Further, she has been the Director of massage programs for two of the largest schools in the country, and has served on several advisory boards for massage therapy.

Words of Wisdom from the Authors

“To the future medical assistant, you’re heading towards a wonderful career that focuses on helping others in so many ways. It’s interesting, rewarding, and fun. But it can seem challenging to get from where you are now to a licensed professional, especially with so many hurdles and exams ahead of you. So my advice is that you study for your exam, take practice tests and review these questions. Don’t just review the notes you’ve collected over the past few months. We also have a tendency to study what we already know or what we are already good at, so it’s essential that you figure out what topics you’re struggling with and study them thoroughly. Stay focused and study like you want a life changing, rewarding career and nothing can stand in your way”.

“No matter which certification you choose to pursue, passing the exam is just the beginning of a medical assistant’s career. I understand test taking is nerve wracking, but I urge others to keep studying and pass that test. The medical field is rewarding. To be part of someone’s health and healing is what makes this career rewarding.”

“Whatever brought you to this work, believe in yourself,  just go for it and continue to gain knowledge.  Anything is possible if you believe and study hard.”

“For students that are looking into medical assisting as a new career, I would like to say it is more like a lifestyle change than just another job where you get to make new friends and people really appreciate you.”

“The reason why I love being a medical assistant is because I am able to help individuals. I have had successful experiences in medical facilities, private practice, child care, and now as an instructor.”

“There is nothing more empowering than education, it is the one thing no one can ever take away from you. Remember, always be that shiny penny…………the one thing no one wants to ever let go!”

Asked Questions

Will I be able to use my mobile phone or tablet with this site?

Yes. ScopeNotes is mobile responsive, enabling you to effectively use the practice quizzes and exam simulator on your mobile device. If you experience any audio/visual technical issues, we recommend using the latest version of Firefox or Google Chrome.

How do I apply for the CMA exam?

To determine qualification for the CMA (AAMA) certification or recertification you must meet one of the three categories listed at http://www.aama-ntl.org/cma-aama-exam/application-steps/eligibility . Please note fees and steps needed prior to application. To apply for the CMA, visit http://www.aama-ntl.org/cma-aama-exam/apply . Please note applicable fees, tips and instructions.

How do I apply for the RMA exam?

To confirm eligibility and requirements for the RMA (AMT) certification or recertification please visit https://americanmedtech.org/Certification/Get-Certified to view the list of acceptable prerequisites. Please note applicable fees, tips and instructions.

How do I apply for the CCMA exam?

To confirm eligibility and requirements for the CCMA (NHA) certification or recertification, please visit https://www.nhanow.com/certifications/clinical-medical-assistant . Included on this page are a series of steps to assist you in determining your eligibility, setting up your NHA account and applying for your exam. Students must set up an account with NHA in order to access the exam application. Please note applicable fees, tips and instructions.

How do I apply for the NCMA exam?

To confirm eligibility and requirements for the NCMA (NCCT) certification or recertification please visit https://www.ncctinc.com/certifications/MA.aspx . To determine the examination fees based on various route plans visit https://www.ncctinc.com/documents/ExamFees.pdf . For recertification please visit https://www.ncctinc.com/CE/ . Students must create an account with the National Center for Competency Testing (NCCT). To apply for the exam, visit https://www.ncctinc.com/Certifications/ApplyMA.aspx . Please note all applicable fees, tips and instructions. Contact NCCT 800-875-4404 for additional information if needed.

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