ACMPE Certification


Showcase your expertise by becoming a Certified Medical Practice Executive.

ACMPE - The American College of Medical Practice Executives was established in 1956 and is the standard-setting and certification body of the Medical Group Management Association. ACMPE offers board certification and Fellowship in medical practice management.

The only board certification of its kind, ACMPE’s Certified Medical Practice Executive (CMPE) credential is recognized as the standard in medical practice management — a benchmark that can single you out and put you in full view of top physicians and executives throughout the industry.

Adding "CMPE" to your title opens many doors along your healthcare journey -- including increased opportunities for advancement, significant advantages in earning potential, and additional leadership qualifications during a critical period in the healthcare industry. Doors were opened for this ACMPE certified professional. Watch her story here

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


MGMA has introducing two board certification pathways in 2019 to allow candidates who may not yet meet the educational and experience requirements to enter the program for attaining the Certified Medical Practice Executive (CMPE) credential:

Pathway One: 

  • Applicants must have two years of healthcare experience
  • Hold a bachelor’s degree or 120 hours of college credit
  • Be a current MGMA member
  • Pay the application fee


Pathway Two: 

  • Applicants must be a current MGMA member
  • Pay the application fee
  • Upon passing exams, applicants become “board eligible” * as they work toward earning a bachelor’s degree or 120 hours of college credit, as well as obtaining two years of healthcare experience.


The ACMPE board eligible classification allows candidates to enter the board certification program even though they may not yet meet the education or experience requirements. Passing the multiple-choice exam allows candidates to show understanding and knowledge of the principles of medical practice administration.

Both pathways require registering for and passing both the multiple-choice and scenario-based exams, as well as earning continuing education credit hours. All applicants after Jan. 1, 2019, will have three years from application date to complete their exams and earn the requisite continuing education hours to become certified.

Please visit the National MGMA Website for further information.


MT MGMA ACMPE Study Materials Lending Library

MT MGMA is committed to the professional development of its members through education and the attainment of ACMPE Certification and Fellowship.  Resources and tools are available on a lending basis to assist members in their preparation for the objective and essay exams, which are required as partial fulfillment in attaining ACMPE Certification. 

Currently available in the Lending Library are: 

  • Operations Management, Volume 1
  • Financial Management, Volume 2
  • Human Resource Management, Volume 3
  • Transformative Healthcare Delivery, Volume 4
  • Risk and Compliance Management, Volume 5
  • Organizational Governance, Volume 6
  • Mastering Patient Flow, DVD by Elizabeth Woodcock


Members wishing to request a resource must submit a "Request for Publication Order Form" to the MT MGMA Administrative Staff, at P.O. Box 1504, East Helena, MT 59635, or email the completed form to [email protected].

Lending period shall be for a maximum period of 45 days.