ACMPE Certification & Fellowship

Become Certified Today – North Carolina MGMA has the Resources to Help!

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 demanding more salary, on average, than noncertified professionals
  • 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. Click here for more information.

Continuing Education

  • All North Carolina MGMA state conferences and webinars meet the requirements for continuing education credit hours from ACMPE. These CE hours are good for certification requirements.
  • For instructions on how to claim your continuing education credit hours, click here

ACMPE Board Certification Preparation Course

  • The prep course is from November - March
  • Registration includes one live webinar, held on Dec. 1, 2020; seven self-study session modules; and one exam that allows you to claim continuing education credit. You must attend all sessions to claim ACMPE and CEU credit.

The ACMPE Board Certification Preparation Course 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.

Sessions 1 through 7 are self-study modules:

  • Session 1: Overview
  • Session 2: Operations Management Review
  • Session 3: Financial Management Review 
  • Session 4: Human Resources Management Review
  • Session 5: Transformative Healthcare Delivery
  • Session 6: Risk and Compliance Review
  • Session 7: Organizational Governance Review
  • Session 8: Board Certification Preparation:  Live Question-and-Answer Session held Dec. 1, 2020, at 1:00 – 1:30 pm ET

Certificate Programs

Please visit our ACMPE Certificates page for more information:

  • ACMPE Certificate in Telehealth – Available now, On-Demand
  • ACMPE Certificate in Payer Contracting – Available now, On-Demand


Click here for FAQs regarding Board Certification


Your North Carolina MGMA ACMPE Forum Representative

For questions about ACMPE and how to get started on the path to certification, contact:

 Michelle L. Wallace, FACMPE
ACMPE Forum Representative
[email protected]
(336) 714-3544'