05 October 2008

Credentials for Medical Transcriptionists

Just as graduates from the HIT program can become credentialed through AHIMA, namely RHIT or RHIA, the same applies for Medical Transcriptionists.

Our professional organization, AHDI, offers 2 levels of credentialing: RMT and CMT. These stand for Registered Medical Transcriptionist and Certified Medical Transcriptionist.

AHDI offers a voluntary exam process to qualify for these credentials. The RMT exam is offered to new graduates, or those with less than 1 year experience transcribing. The CMT exam is offered to those with 2 years acute care transcription experience.

Upon graduation from the Medical Transcription Certification Program at HCC, individuals possess the education needed to obtain employment as a medical transcriptionist. However, going on to become credentialed through the AHDI is voluntary, though recommended, as many employers are showing trends of preference towards credentialed transcriptionists.

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