Registered Medical Assistant

Medical Assistants are trained to work in medical offices assisting with both administrative and clinical work.

Career Info


Graduates are prepared to take the Registered Medical Assistant (RMA) exam offered by the American Medical Technologists (AMT).

The RMA program consists of 6 classes plus a clinical externship. To take the Advanced Medical Assistant course that leads to the RMA certification, students must complete:

  • Medical Office Assistant (NCMOA) certification
  • Certified Clinical Medical Assistant (CCMA) Certification

About the Program

Full-time students will be able to complete classroom courses within a year. A 160-hour clinical externship is also required.

Required Healthcare Orientation - Free

Call 540/453-2215 to register. Orientation must be completed prior to the first day of class

Admission Requirements

  • 18 years of age
  • High school diploma or GED
  • Proven competency in computer office applications or successful completion of a basic computer course.
  • Proof of attendance at BRCC Healthcare Orientation Session

Required Documentation for Externship

Each student must provide, at his/her own expense, the following:

  • Current physical exam, including tuberculosis screening
  • Current résumé
  • Liability insurance
  • Clear background check and drug screen
  • Please print, complete, and bring to first class:  Healthcare Program Forms - PDF (requires Acrobat Reader)


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