RMA Medical Assistant Practice Tests

Studying with our free RMA Practice Tests (updated for 2020) is a great way to prepare for your upcoming American Medical Technologists (AMT) Registered Medical Assistant certification (RMA) exam. The RMA medical assistant exam certifies that a candidate has the knowledge, skills, and abilities to be a Medical Assistant. The RMA exam consists of 200-210 questions on various Medical Assistant job functions (e.g., general, administrative, and clinical).

Reviewing actual RMA questions and answers is the best way to study for your Medical Assistant certification exam.  Our free AMT-RMA sample tests provide you with an opportunity to assess how well you are prepared for the actual test, and then concentrate on the areas you need work on.

RMA Practice Tests from Test-Guide.com

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Test-Guide.com's RMA sample questions are an excellent way to study for your upcoming certification exam.  Our sample tests require no registration (or payment!).  The questions are categorized based on the RMA test outline (see below) and are immediately scored at the end of the quiz.  Once you are finished with the quiz, you will be presented with a score report which includes a complete rationale (explanation) for every question you got wrong.  We will be adding more sample test questions in the near future, so please come back often.  If you like these Registered Medical Assistant practice questions please make sure to like us on Facebook!

RMA Study Resources

In preparing for your RMA/AMT certification exam, you may find these resources helpful:

AMT/RMA Candidate handbook (pdf)

Quizlet.com RMA Flash Cards

Tests.com Medical Assistant Study Guide (pdf/scribd)

RMA Practice Test Benefits

Preparing for your RMA exam by taking practice tests has many benefits. Using sample questions to study for your test is the most effective study practice you can use.  The advantages of using RMA sample tests include:

  • Increasing Your Speed - The RMA exam has a three hour time limit.  Although most students who take the RMA feel that there is sufficient time, taking the practice tests with self-imposed timers help you budget your time effectively. You should budget approximately 1 minute for each question.
  • Becoming comforable with the Test Format - Every standardized test has its own unique format.  As you take practice RMA tests you will become comfortable with the format of the actual test.  Once the test day arrives you will have no surprises!
  • Concentrating Your Prep Time - As you take more and more sample quizzes you begin to get a feel for the topics that you know well and the areas that you are weak on.  Many students waste a lot of valuable study time by reviewing material that they are good at (often because it is easier or makes them feel better).  The most effective way to study is to concentrate on the areas that you need help on.

RMA Exam Overview

The RMA certification exam consists of 200-210 questions that count towards your score. All of the questions will be multiple choice questions with four answer options. 

Candidates are given a total of three hours to complete the test. The test topics are based on a national job analysis study that determined the key job components of a medical assistant. The detailed outline is below:

Content Category: General Medical Assisting Knowledge

Approximate Number of Questions: 82


  • Anatomy and Physiology
  • Medical terminology
  • Medical law
  • Medical ethics
  • Human relations
  • Patient education

Content Category: Administrative Medical Assisting

Approximate Number of Questions: 48


  • Insurance
  • Finance and bookkeeping
  • Medical receptionist/secretarial/clerical

Content Category: Clinical Medical Assisting

Approximate Number of Questions: 70


  • Asepsis
  • Sterilization
  • Instruments
  • Vital signs and mensurations
  • Physical examinations
  • Clinical pharmacology
  • Minor surgery
  • Therapeutic modalities
  • Laboratory procedures
  • Electrocardiography (ECG)
  • First aid and emergency response

RMA Test Administration

There are currently four routes of eligibility for the Registered Medical Assistant Exam:

Category 1 : Education - You are a graduate (or soon to be graduate) of an accredited medical assisting program that has a minimum of 720 hours of training, including 160 hours of clinical externship.

Category 2: Military - You are a graduate (or soon to be graduate) of a medical services training program of the United States Armed Forces. 

Category 3: Work Experience - You have been employed as a medical assistant for a minimum of 5 out of the last 7 years.

Category 4: Instructor - You are currently instructing in an accredited medical assisting program and have five years or more of full-time teaching experience in medical assisting (both clinical and administrative)

RMA Exam Scheduling and Cancellations

Candidates for the RMA exam will be issued a Authorization to Test letter after applying for certification.  Once the letter is received, candidates can schedule their test location and date directly with Pearson Vue (www.pearsonvue.com).

Candidates can reschedule their exam without any additional fees as long as their requests are made with Pearson VUE no later than one business day prior to the original appointment.  If a cancellation is made less than one business day before the appointment the registration fee is forfeited and there will be no refunds.

RMA Test Scores

If you take your exam on the computer, your examination results will be available immediately. Paper and pencil test takers will receive their score reports within 6 to 8 weeks.

The passing score for the exam is a 70. The passing score is a scaled score (based on a range of 0 to 100) and does not equate to a percentage of questions answered correctly.  If you pass your exam, your score report will show only your score. If you fail the exam, your score report will show your score as well as information on the sub-sections of the exam that you did not do well on. This score report can help you focus your studies for your retest.


How many questions are on the RMA exam?

The RMA exam is made up of 200-210 questions. All questions will count towards your score. All questions on the RMA exam will be multiple choice with four answer options.

What kinds of questions are on the RMA exam?

The RMA test has 3 categories. The general medical category consists of anatomy and physiology, medical terminology, medical law, and human relations. The administrative category consists of insurance, finance and bookkeeping, and medical receptionist. The clinical medical assisting category consists of asepsis, sterilization, instruments, and other various categories.

How do I pass RMA in first attempt?

If you want to pass the RMA in your first attempt, you will need to put a lot of time in and study. One of the best ways to study is by taking free practice tests. Our free practice test will help you learn the material in an efficient way.