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Reinstatement Request

Please be advised: It may take 6-8 weeks for processing reinstatement requests. Plan accordingly.

Read each option carefully to determine which one applies to you. Contact the office by email if you have concerns regarding your eligibility to reinstate.


OPTION 1. If it has been less than 2 years since you have been inactive, you will need to submit 12 CEUS per calendar year for each year you have not renewed. (minimum of 24 CEUS)

OPTION 2. If you are presently working as a medical assistant:

If you have been inactive for over 2 years and you are working as a medical assistant, you will need an original official letter of recommendation from your physician-employer stating the specific clinical and clerical duties you perform, your dates of employment and his/her determination you are qualified to be reinstated to active status. This must be on Facility Letter Head, with the physician’s typed name, license number, and signature. You will also need to submit 12 CEUS per calendar year for each year you have not renewed, for a minimum of 3 years. (minimum of 36 CEUS)

If you are working at a major medical facility, and cannot obtain a physician letter of recommendation as stated above, you will need an original official letter from the Human Resource Department stating your dates of employment and a copy of your official job description for the position you hold. You will also need to submit 12 CEUS per calendar year for each year you have not renewed, for a minimum of 3 years. (minimum of 36 CEUS)

OPTION 3. If you have been inactive for over 2 years but less than 5 years and you have not been working as a medical assistant, we suggest you take a refresher course at an area school of medical assisting. Ask at an area school if you may take or audit their clinical review class to update your skills. These are classes which students usually take before they go out on externship. If you attended a school of medical assisting, we suggest you contact the school from which you graduated. They may be able to help you. You will also need to submit 12 CEUS per calendar year for each year you have not renewed, for a minimum of 3 years (36 CEUS).

Upon completion of your refresher course, an original, official letter of recommendation from the school must be submitted with the reinstatement form. This letter must include course content and evaluation of your skills. This original official letter of recommendation must be on Facility Letter Head from the School Director, the Medical Assisting Director, or the Allied Health Director.

OPTION 4. If you have been inactive for over 2 years but less than 5 years and you have not been working as a medical assistant, volunteer at a physician’s office, clinic or hospital - If you explain your situation, they may oblige you with a "position" so you may obtain a recent letter of recommendation for performing the clinical and clerical medical assisting duties.

A minimum of 160 hours are required. You will also need to submit a minimum of 36 CEUS.


Option 5: If you have been inactive for over 5 years, you will need a minimum of one year documented recent on the job experience as a medical assistant and a minimum of 36 CEUS to be able to reinstate. Your recent employment must be within one year of the year in which you are reinstating.


Download: 2014 Reinstatement Form.pdf


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