ACMPE and Certification: You are certifiable and Kansas MGMA can help!

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 justifying more salary, on average, than noncertified professionals
  • Can be used as a part of a professional growth plan you can develop with your employer
  • 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.


Continuing Education Credit

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


Kansas MGMA is here to support you on your journey to Certification
For questions about ACMPE, support by Kanas MGMA and how to get started on the path to certification, contact our ACMPE Forum Representative:
Medical Practice Advisors, LLC  President, Owner
Spring Hill, KS
email Tracy


We are excited to announce the new ACMPE Preparation: Essentials, now available + quarterly LIVE Q&A starting on December 14, 2022.

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. The course is free to national MGMA members.

  • Courses cover the domains of the Body of Knowledge, Financial Management, Operations Management, Human Resources, Organizational Governance, and Risk and Compliance
  • Maximum scheduling flexibility, this course is divided into several short segments, allowing you to
  • complete one or more at a time.
  • Multimedia, videos, and animation
  • Interactive quizzes and real-life problem-solving scenarios
  • Identification of learning gaps and additional resources to close those gaps
  • The ability to take notes within the course platform and print for future reference

Sessions 1 through 5 are the Essentials Courses.

  • Essentials of Financial Management
  • Essentials of Organizational Governance
  • Essentials of Risk and Compliance Management
  • Essentials of Human Resource Management
  • Essentials of Operations Management


Session 6: Board Certification Preparation: Live Questionand-Answer Session held Quarterly 6:00 – 6:30 pm ET (5:00 pm CT, 4:00 pm MT, 3:00 pm PT)
*Hosted by Debbie Hudson and Tracy Bird

  • Wednesday, December 14, 2022
  • Wednesday, February 8, 2023
  • Wednesday, May 10, 2023
  • Wednesday, August 16, 2023

LIVE Q&A is available on-demand after each live recording.

If you are looking for additional support on your Certification journey, you can join the ACMPE Facebook Group at

Resources, questions and answers are posted by mentors who are Fellows and happy to help you succeed!
Members are welcome from across the country. The only prerequisite is a Facebook account.

Interested in Certification?  Start by registering here.