You Can Be a Certified Medical Practice Executive

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 assess 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.

Continuing Education

  • All Texas MGMA state conferences and webinars meet the requirements for continuing education credit hours from ACMPE. These CE hours are good towards certification requirements.

To become board certified, members must pass the multiple choice and scenario-based exam requirement. You must register for each exam individually.

Before registering for an exam, you must:

  1. Be an MGMA member
  2. Have been accepted into the ACMPE board certification program
  3. Completed the education and experience requirements*

* Those who have not yet completed their education and experience requirements may not register for the scenario-based exam.

Prep Course & Mock Exam

  • Prepares individuals to sit for the National MGMA-ACMPE board exam.
  • Given at the Texas MGMA Annual Meeting and Fall Conference.
  • Registration Fees
    • Member - $0
    • Non-Member - $50


ACMPE Board Certification Examinations Guide

Review the areas of the board certification examinations and distinguish the level of detail needed of the Body of Knowledge
through our listing of exam competencies.
This outlines each area of the exam by the scope of responsibility of medical practice executives.

Download the Guide


Arkansas MGMA ACMPE Forum Representative


Aaron Nichols, FACMPE
10810 Executive Center Dr., Ste. 100 
Little Rock, AR 72211