Q. Will certification ensure me
certification is there to help you show and attest to your
knowledge and continued education in the medical billing
industry, it's not a guarantee of employment. Each employer
will have their own means of screening employees. We do
believe that those who are certified will receive better
chances than those who are not.
My certification has a date and an anniversary date? Does
this mean I have to re-take the exam every year?
A. No. You will be required to submit CEUs
(Continued Educational Units) by your certification
anniversary date that is on your certification. Once you
have submitted your CEUs and your PMRNC membership is in
good standing you will be re-issued a new certification with
a new anniversary date. You can download the CEU submission
rules from the left of this page.
What if a potential employer wants to know more about my
A. In addition to
providing you with your certificate, we will also be happy
to address your employer with a certified white paper that
outlines our certification exams. We are the only
association to do this! Just simply make a request to
email@example.com and provide your certification
and contact information on where we should send the white
paper. You also have the availability to provide this
yourself, again with a special request to PMRNC. Under some
circumstances we are also willing to speak to your potential
client or employer and provide a reference based on your
exam results. Please inform us ahead of time if this is
Q. I already took medical billing
courses that came with a certification, why do I need to
obtain your certifications?
Most likely you received a certificate of completion for
completing a course or series of courses for medical
billing. These are not really true "certifications".
Certifications are more an attestation of the
experience/knowledge you already possess. One should
question the validity of a certification received after only
going through some courses.
Q. What is the difference between the
PMRNC certifications and other associations certifications?
A. That's hard to answer since our
certifications were developed by experienced medical
billers. PMRNC's educational staff consists of over 50 years
combined experience in medical billing. We don't put down
other association certifications as we believe that you can
take ours along with other association certifications and be
Q. Do I have to be
a PMRNC member to maintain my certifications?
A. Yes, to maintain your PMRNC
certifications you must remain a member in good standing and
submit the required CEUs by each anniversary date. This
helps us attest and insure you are continuing your education
as a medical billing professional. It also helps to show
employers or potential clients your commitment to education
in an industry that is ever-changing.
Are you certification exams updated?
YES! We are committed to updating our certifications as
frequently as things change. It is not uncommon for us to
update weekly, monthly or bi-monthly. When you commit to our
certification exams you will receive the most up-to-date
Q. I took a medical
billing course through another program and received a
certificate or diploma. Can I obtain CEUs for that course?
A. That would depend if you took
the course prior to membership and prior to taking the
certification exam(s). Be sure to
the CEU rules first to clarify whether you can
carry-over some of the CEUs.
Q. I see that another medical
billing course vendor is saying that certification and CEUs
are not necessary. Is this true?
Yes, it is true that certification is not required to be a
medical biller, however employers do look first at certified
medical billers. CEUs are also an insurance to your
potential employers that you are committed to ongoing
education to maintain your certification. We think it's a
little irresponsible for a medical billing educational
vendor to give that as a reason for not offering true