Welcome to 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 demanding more salary, on average, than non certified professionals
  • 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. Fellowship (FACMPE) is the highest level of distinction in the medical management field.


The Body of Knowledge for Medical Practice Managementis the most comprehensive, authoritative resource for those who seek to assess and develop their skills and knowledge in this profession. Every profession possesses a body of knowledge representing the entirety of information about that profession. It’s one way that professionals establish their claim to an expertise that deserves recognition. The Body of Knowledge for Medical Practice Management represents just such an achievement. It defines and legitimizes the unique knowledge and skill set for the medical practice management profession. It helps set the standards that preserve the profession’s integrity and promote its growth. 

To apply for board certification and work toward obtaining the CMPE credential, you must:
  • Be a current MGMA member.
  • Pay a one-time $250 application feeA link to both an online and downloadable PDF application will be emailed to you upon payment.
  • Submit your completed application form, along with documentation of two years of healthcare management experience, including at least six months in a supervisory role. NOTE:Starting January 1, 2019, applicants will need a bachelor’s degree or 120 college credit hours to apply.

Once you have fulfilled the qualifications and MGMA has verified your professional experience, you will be notified of your acceptance.

After program acceptance, you will need to fulfill three requirements to earn your CMPE credential. These requirements can be completed in the order that works for you:

  • Pass a multiple choice exam - This 175-item, multiple-choice exam assesses your on-the-job knowledge of the broad scope of group practice management principles and practices as described in the six domains of the Body of Knowledge for Medical Practice Management.
  • Pass a scenario-based exam- This exam assesses in-depth knowledge of medical practice management principles, problem-solving and decision-making skills a candidate would need to handle and resolve real-world medical practice issues.
  • Earn 50 hours of continuing education (CE) - You can start earning CE 30 days prior to your nominee acceptance date through a variety of qualifying activities. CE credit can also be earned during your exam preparation and after passing the exams.

For more information about the exams, applicable fees and upcoming exam registration dates, visit our ACMPE examination page.


Once you achieve ACMPE board certification, you are eligible to become a Fellow in the American College of Medical Practice Executives (FACMPE).  Join your colleagues as a medical practice management thought leader by sharing your expertise and insights with a contribution to the Body of Knowledge for Medical Practice Management.

By authoring a professional paper or three case studies, you empower other professionals in the field with rich insights and powerful examples of real-world issues facing today’s group practices.

To ensure that your contribution provides maximum value, the submission process for your topic and manuscript includes review and suggestions from a team of ACMPE Fellows.

What do you gain from Fellowship?

Attaining the Fellow designation means more professional respect and recognition, countless leadership opportunities and an enhanced level of empowerment. Fellow status is the highest level of distinction you can reach in the medical practice management profession, and it is a rewarding journey that will yield great professional and personal growth.

Throughout the process, you will have the support of Association staff, colleagues and those who have already achieved Fellowship to guide you through the program. Valued volunteers such as Fellowship mentors and Professional Papers Committee graders are also available to ensure your success.

To learn more please visit the Fellowship Website

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