Instructions For Completing MSCAT Examination and Licensing Instructions

1. Go to

2. Click on “SIGN IN” at the top left of the screen.

3. Login using the username and password you were e-mailed when you registered for the MSCATExamination.

4. Next, you will be redirected to the “MY ACCOUNT” page. You may update your contact information here.

5. To begin taking the MSCATExamination, click on “CERTIFICATION ASSESSMENT” at the top of the page.

6. Each licensee is issued one medical specialty exam per each purchased MSCATExamination. Click the name of the MSCATExamination you choose to become licensed in.

Note: You may be licensed in more than one specialty. To do so, you will purchase an additional license through the ACMSSStore. Each license requires individually maintained and purchased annual licensing fees.

7. After selecting the MSCATExamination, you will next be directed to the MSCAT Affidavit page.

8. Sign the MSCAT Affidavit with the same email address the account is licensed for. Click submit.

9. Next, click the MSCATExamination specialty you wish to take (i.e., General). The MSCATExamination has been activated.

10. You will have 1 minute per question to take the MSCATExamination. You must receive a score of 80% or higher to receive a passing score. There are 100 questions on the MSCATExamination to successfully complete, earning at least an 80% or greater.
* As you complete each MSCATExamination question, the numbered box will turn green.
* During the MSCATExamination, you are eligible to “REVIEW” and flag questions you need to review or re-check prior to submitting the Final MSCATExamination. NOTE: Once the MSCATExamination has been submitted, the final score is your first MSCATExamination attempt. The numbers you flag to review or return to will be indicated by the color ‘yellow’.

11. Once you have answered all 100 questions, push the “FINISH Certification” button to submit your exam.

12. The MSCATExamination will be graded instantly and you will be eligible to see the MSCATExamination score on the next screen.

If you receive an 80% or greater, the American College of Medical Scribe Specialists (ACMSS) will be issue you a 12-months individually licensed set of Certified Medical Scribe Specialist (CMSS) credentials. Additionally, you will be awarded a 12-months individually licensed MSCATExamination certificate in compliance with Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) to remit to your clinician. Select “Print Your Certificate” to download a copy of the CMSS certificate. You may print and access your certificate anytime by logging into the website at, My Account or Account Details, and scroll to Print Assessments.

13. If you did not receive an 80% or higher, please proceed to the ACMSS Store and repurchase MSCAT Examination.

Note: If you are on the National Compliance Partner Enrollment, you will next re-proceed back to the Checkout pathway and re-enroll the same, adding the product to the Cart and repurchase through re-enrollment through the National Compliance Partner processing pathway. If you require further assistance, book a live appointment through