ACMPE Preparation: Essentials + Live Q&A

The ACMPE Preparation: Essentials + LIVE Q&A is designed to help healthcare professionals prepare for the ACMPE exams. This comprehensive course helps examinees identify content necessary to meet board certification standards, including financial management, regulatory compliance, organizational governance and departmental operations management and transformative healthcare delivery. To best prepare applicants for the examinations, topics are reviewed from the perspective of a variety of healthcare settings, including hospitals and ambulatory care settings.

  • Courses cover the domains of the Body of Knowledge, Financial Management, Operations Management, Human Resources, Organizational Governance, and Risk and Compliance
  • Maximum scheduling flexibility, this course is divided into several short segments, allowing you to complete one or more at a time.
  • Multimedia, videos, and animation
  • Interactive quizzes and real-life problem-solving scenarios
  • Identification of learning gaps and additional resources to close those gaps
  • The ability to take notes within the course platform and print for future reference

Registration includes five self-paced sessions, one quarterly question and answer session and one exam that allows you to claim continuing education credit. You must attend all sessions to claim ACMPE and CEU credit.

Sessions 1 through 5 are the Essentials Courses:

Session 6: Board Certification Preparation: Live Question-and-Answer Session
This session is held quarterly and hosted by Debbie Hudson and Tracy Bird. This session will be held 6:00 pm – 6:30 pm ET (5:00 pm CT, 4:00 pm MT, 3:00 pm PT). The dates Session 6 is offered are as follows:

  • Wednesday, December 14
  • Wednesday, February 8
  • Wednesday, May 10
  • Wednesday, August 16

LIVE Q&A is available on-demand after each live recording. To learn more about ACMPE Preparation: Essentials + Live Q&A, follow this link.

ACMPE Updates Reminder

2022 ACMPE Changes Reminder

  • The ACMPE Certification Commission has recently approved updates to Board Certification and Fellowship that are available to all.
  • We want to support everyone with information for a successful roll out. Please visit our ACMPE Board Certification and Fellowship pages which has detailed information on how to apply and the requirements. As well as the overview landing page, recapping the changes and FAQ’s.
  • Important Note: These ACMPE changes are separate and distinct from the ongoing work of the Task Force on MGMA State Affiliate Membership Models, which is still in the discussion phase of any recommendations for any change to national/state membership requirements, including state membership requirement for those in ACMPE. Any questions about the State Task Force discussions, should be directed to Martha Huckaby.

Exam Schedule Notice Reminder

  • June 1-30 –Testing is available. We will have new exam forms, which means this is the most up to date based on their day to day with the most refined wording of questions. The scores will not be immediately available, as they will become available by August 5th to review all item performance.
  • July 1-August 7 – No testing, however, purchasing will remain open. We will be reviewing the new exam form item performance.

Apply Now for 2022 ACMPE Scholarships!

MGMA is excited to announce they are now accepting applications for their 2022 scholarships and grants.

MGMA awards scholarships to students with a current MGMA membership who are pursuing a career in medical practice management. MGMA awards grants to individuals who currently hold an ACMPE board certification and would like to pursue Fellowship.

MGMA offers several different scholarships, most contain the following eligibility requirements:

  • Scholarship applicants must be enrolled in an undergraduate or graduate degree program relevant to medical practice management, including public health, business administration, healthcare administration and other non-clinical related areas for the 2022-2023 academic year within the United States.
  • Applicants must demonstrate a commitment to pursuing a career in medical practice management.

Grants available are applied to professional development and continuing education for individuals pursuing Fellowship.

ACMPE Fellowship can be a gamechanger for your career. Take the first step and earn a grant to begin this journey.

The deadline to apply is May 27, 2022. If you are not eligible to apply yourself, please feel free to forward this opportunity to individuals you think can benefit from pursuing ACMPE Board Certification or Fellowship.

Congratulations to NC’s Newest ACMPE Fellow

New FACMPE in North Carolina!

NCMGMA is excited to share a fellow healthcare administrator in North Carolina has received the FACMPE certification, the highest level of distinction in the field of medical practice management.

Jeffrey Smith
Piedmont HealthCare, Statesville, NC

MGMA Board Certification

Demonstrate a commitment to your profession, physicians and patients. For more than 60 years, the American College of Medical Practice Executives (ACMPE) has been elevating exceptional medical practice managers to the role of Certified Medical Practice Executive (CMPE) and Fellow (FACMPE).

In that time, we’ve helped more than 4,000 certified members showcase their professional expertise and provided a significant advantage to earning potential. In fact, our certified members report earning nearly $6,000 more than their non-certified counterparts.


Contact Michelle Wallace, ACMPE NC Forum Representative and NC Chair, at, or Nikki Klaus, MGMA Certification Manager, at

MGMA Announces New Body of Knowledge Framework

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Dear MGMA-ACMPE Community,

Surviving changes in our industry and building a sustainable medical practice that will succeed into the future has become especially challenging. This year, MGMA’s mission to serve members, customers, and the healthcare community as a trusted partner by delivering insights, solutions, and advocacy to achieve medical practice excellence has felt more critical than in any other year of our history. In response to our ever-changing industry and as the certifying body for standards of excellence in medical practice, the American College of Medical Practice Executive (ACMPE) identified the need to update the Body of Knowledge (BOK) for medical practice administration.

Based on certification standards from the National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA), we conducted an extensive survey analysis of our industry and gathered insights from subject matter experts representative of our membership’s entire demographic to identify and prioritize the critical tasks of our profession. This data was used to identify key subject areas, or domains, and create the corresponding tasks under each domain. This transpired to a new BOK framework covering the updated domains of Operations Management, Financial Management, Human Resources, Transformative Healthcare Delivery, Risk and Compliance, and Organizational Governance.

As the healthcare industry and medical practice evolves and changes, the American College of Medical Practice Executives (ACMPE) is committed to continually reviewing and updating our resources and examinations related to the Body of Knowledge to ensure that content remains current and relevant and our certification program continues to serve as the gold standard for medical practice expertise.

The ACMPE Board Certification examinations will begin reflecting the new BOK framework December of this year.

Please click the button below to review the new BOK framework, FAQs, and the differences between our new framework and the previous version.

If you’re interested in pursuing your certification or fellowship, reach out to the NCMGMA ACMPE Liaison – Michelle Wallace at or visit the ACMPE website.

Thank you for leading our industry,

ACMPE Certification Commission

Bill Hambsh, CPA, FACMPE
MGMA-ACMPE Board Chair

Click Here to Learn More

ACMPE Board Certification Preparation Course

ACMPE Board Certification Preparation Course:
October 24 – December 3, 2019

Are you studying for ACMPE Board Certification? MGMA offers a FREE webinar series which includes 2 live webinars, 6 self-study modules and an exam which allows you to claim continuing education. The course is offered quarterly. The next series runs October 24 – December 3 and then again January 22 – March 18. For more information or to sign up, click here.

The ACMPE Board Certification Preparation Course is designed to help healthcare professionals prepare for the ACMPE exam. This comprehensive course helps examinees identify content necessary to meet board certification standards, including financial management, regulatory compliance, organizational governance and departmental operations management. To best prepare applicants for the examinations, topics are reviewed from the perspective of a variety of healthcare settings, including hospitals and ambulatory care settings.

Session 1:

Board Certification Preparation Overview webinar that will be held on October 24, 2019, from 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM ET.

Sessions 2 through 7:

These are self-study modules that include:

  • Session 2: Operations Management Review
  • Session 3: Financial Management Review
  • Session 4: Human Resources Management Review
  • Session 5: Risk and Compliance Review
  • Session 6: Organizational Governance Review
  • Session 7: Patient-Centered Care Review

Session 8:

This Board Certification Preparation: Live Question-and-Answer session will be held on December 3, 2019, from 1:00 PM – 1:30 PM ET.

Next Exam Dates:

The exam will be held December 7-21, 2019 (register between October 21-November 4). Click here for more information.


If you have questions or are interested in pursuing, please contact Michelle Torak at or MGMA’s Nikki Klaus at