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.