The American College of Medical Scribe Specialists (ACMSS) is a non-profit 501(c)6 organization devoted to advancing the education, proficiency and professional standing of medical scribes, enabling both education-to-certification and employment-to-certification pathways. We are the only governing body charged with upholding the standards of excellence for certification, accreditation, training, and evaluation.

After gaining membership into the American College of Medical Scribe Specialists, and meeting minimum hours of employment, our members can obtain professional certification as a Certified Medical Scribe Specialist (CMSS). This distinction underscores individual commitment and certifies the mastery of the myriad of skills required to assist clinicians (i.e., Physicians, NP’s, PA’s) with real-time documentation and efficiency in the modern clinical environment. The Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Educational Programs (CAAHEP) is beginning programmatic accreditation with prospective universities and accrediting institutions. Applications are being directed to http://caahep.org/MSSRB.

American College of Medical Scribe Specialists is a membership association.


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