Advance Your Medical Scribe & Administrative Career

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20 Weeks

Certificate Length



What Does A Medical Scribe and Administrative Professional Do?

A medical scribe is a physician collaborator who fulfills the primary clerical and non-medical functions of the busy physician or practitioner. The primary function of a medical scribe professional is the creation and maintenance of the patient’s medical record, which is created under the supervision of the attending physician. The scribe will document the patient’s story, the physician’s interaction with the patient, the procedures performed, the results of laboratory studies, and other pertinent information. Additional functions of a scribe may include ordering laboratory/radiology studies, assisting with the patient’s disposition, documenting consultations, and notifying the physician when important studies are completed.

The advantage of having medical office training helps when you’re expected to assist providers with administrative tasks such as handling phone calls, retrieving lab results, and other duties as needed to improve efficiency and productivity. You’ll likely also become an asset to your medical office team with your broad knowledge base and ability to assist in many departments.

Where In the AdventHealth Network Can You Work?

Healthcare Administration Professionals work in a variety of settings, including hospitals, urgent care centers, geriatric, maternity and pediatric offices as well as outpatient units. The daily role of an administration professional will include data processing, billing, and coding as well as frequent communication with patients and insurance companies.


High School Diploma or GED

Web browser with internet connection

Course registration & payment

Oral and written English proficiency is a requirement for course participation and certificate examination.

Training Materials Provided

Expert-led, video-based training

eBooks: Kinn’s Medical Administrative Assistant, Medical Clinic Workflow

Competency assessments

National Certification exam fee



The demand for Medical Scribes in the United States continues to grow, as more and more physicians and health care providers realize the benefits scribes bring to their practice. Traditionally, for every hour that physicians provide direct face time to patients – 2 more hours are spent on Electronic Health Records and other clerical work. A growing strategy to decrease this clerical burden is to use Medical Scribes trained to document patient encounters in real time.

Since the EHR is at the core of a Medical Scribe’s daily job functions, students will gain knowledge of medical clinic workflow systems by engaging and interacting with a Simulated Software Application. The book and software activities included in this certificate use a building block approach to learning the medical clinic workflow processes. This approach ensures students are prepared to synthesize and organize medical data into a coherent entry so that it complies with office protocols, federal regulations, and insurance requirements.

In addition to preparing for the AMSP certification exam, the role of a Scribe will include clerical and administrative functions, graduates are also prepared to sit for the Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) exam sponsored by the National Healthcareer Association (NHA). By obtaining certification as a CMAA, students demonstrate to employers that they can keep the medical office running efficiently and effectively.

Skills Learned

Students in the Medical Scribe & Administrative Professional certificate will complete a full scope of curriculum over 33 weeks in order to master the expertise needed to successfully launch their allied healthcare professional career. Some of the skills gained include:

  • Gain knowledge of medical terminology, disease processes, anatomy and physiology
  • Comply with relevant laws and ethics, the Omnibus Rule, HIPAA, and HITECH
  • Display strong attention to detail and accuracy with the use of electronic health records
  • Discuss patient scheduling and related tasks for provider scheduling, intake procedures, and preparation of records
  • Understand laboratory testing and pharmacology applicable to EHR
  • Explain how medical coding plays a role and impacts the clinic workflow and revenue cycle


Professionalism in Allied Health
Medical Office Procedures and Administration
Introduction to Human Anatomy and Medical Terminology
Medical Scribe Essentials



Medical Office Assistant


Medical Scribe


Medical Administrative and Medical Secretary


Upon completion of the certificate, students will be prepared to sit for one of several exams, including the Certified Medical Administrative Assistant Certification (CMAA) and Apprentice Medical Scribe Professional (AMSP) exams.  Earning these national certifications demonstrates to future employers that you have mastered the skills and knowledge necessary to work successfully as a Medication Care Coordinator.


This certification proves that you are qualified to begin a career in allied healthcare professional.


Certified Medical Administrative Certificate

The Certified Medical Administrative Assistant (CMAA) certificate helps you gain the skills to provide administrative support in a medical setting. Demonstrate your expertise in the field and become qualified for a number of administrative duties, as well as direct contact with patients in clinical settings.


Apprentice Medical Scribe Professional

The Apprentice Medical Scribe Professional (AMSP) credential is awarded to a candidate who successfully passes the Medical Scribe certification exam and possesses less than 200 hours of documented front-line, on-the-job medical scribe experience. 


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Pay in full using any major credit card, PayPal, or Venmo. Select “credit card” as your payment option.

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Pay for your training with an education loan through Meritize.

Reserve your seat by completing the course registration process using the provided option.



Program & Tuition Cost
$5,000 average
Up to $20,000
Exam Fees, Books & Materials
Up to $750
Job Ready In
3–6 months
24–48 months
Schedule Flexibility
On-demand 24/7
Set class schedule
Travel Requirements
None: 100% online
On-campus classrooms
Student Support
Personal Advisors: text, call and email access
Professors: scheduled office hours
Career Coaching
Professors: scheduled office hours
Exam-based + prerequisites and electives to meet credit
Content Delivery
3D animations, immersive environments, interactive activities, game-based learning
Professor lectures


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Students will complete the online certificate over 12 weeks, making them job-ready in three months. The certificate is flexible, allowing for assignments to be completed anytime, from anywhere, 24/7.

Ideal candidates for this online certificate are highly organized individuals who have excellent critical thinking skills, are able to effectively multitask and are both independent and flexible.

Someone in a Healthcare Administration Professional role can expect to spend a good deal of their day processing billing and insurance paperwork, along with data entry, medical record review and addressing patient questions.


Healthcare Administration Professionals can use their training and expertise as a stepping stone to other opportunities, including Health Care Manager, Healthcare and Medical Insurance Specialist and Physician Biller.

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