Certified Medical Scribe Specialists’ are given formal didactic training as well as clinical training directly with patients. They must demonstrate a mastery of medical terminology, department flow, physician note documentation, HIPAA and CMS policies.

Each Certified Medical Scribe Specialist (CMSS) is required to comply with hospital human resource requirements, regulations, policies, and procedures prior to their first shift in the department.  Such requirements include but are not limited to background checks, PPD skin tests, proof of immunizations, physical examinations, drug screens, security clearance, and hospital orientation programs.  Facility employment requirements differ, please inquire such organizations.

After successful completion and pass of Medical Scribe Certification & Aptitude Test (MSCAT), you will be awarded a certificate and credentialed as a Certified Medical Scribe Specialist.  You will be required to complete 3 hours of Continuing Scribe Education each year following, including active individually licensed certificaiton and CMSS credential. Please keep records of attended conferences or Continuing Scribe Education.

*In April 2014, Medical Scribe Specialists became recognized as a sponsoring organization of CAAHEP, jointly working  to develop standards for Medical Scribe Specialist education programs throughout prospective accredited or state licensed academic programs.  Learn more: email: cynthia@caahep.org.

Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) accredits the Medical Scribe Specialist program through the Medical Scribe Specialist Review Board (MSSRB).