Professional Licensure

Medical Assistant

Students should contact their program department to discuss program enrollment and professional licensure options.

Adrienne G. Allen
Program Director, Medical Assisting
919-209-2140
agallen@johnstoncc.edu

Mailing Address: PO Box 2350 Smithfield, NC 27577

The provided table helps in determining if this program fulfills the educational requirements for licensure in the specific states, provinces, or territories listed. In the "Does This Program Meet State Educational Requirements?" column, each state's status is indicated as either “Meets State Educational Requirements,” “Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements,” or "Does Not License.”  Each entry in the table is tailored to the particular state corresponding to that row.

It is essential to understand that meeting the program's educational criteria might not be the sole requirement for licensure. Additional prerequisites might include being listed on a registry, passing background checks, or satisfying certain physical standards. Therefore, students should consult the relevant agency to ascertain the full spectrum of requirements beyond educational accomplishments.

The Medical Assisting Program is accredited by the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP) upon the recommendation of Medical Assisting Education Review Board MAERB. Graduates of CAAHEP-accredited medical assisting programs may be eligible to sit for the American Association of Medical Assistants' (AAMA) Certification Examination to become Certified Medical Assistants. Most facilities do require some kind of certification or degree to be hired. Check with the hiring facility to determine what type of certification/degree is acceptable.

State, Province, or Territory Does This Program Meet State Educational Requirements? Agency Contact Information Phone Number
Alabama Meets State Educational Requirements Alabama State Board of Medical Examiners 848 Washington Avenue
Montgomery, AL 36104
334-242-4116
Alaska Meets State Educational Requirements Alaska Department of Health and Social Services 3601 C Street
Suite 902
Anchorage, AK 9950-5923
907-269-7800
American Samoa Meets State Educational Requirements American Samoa Health Services Regulatory Board Department of Health
Pago Pago, AS 96799
684-633-1222
Arizona Meets State Educational Requirements Arizona Medical Board 1740 W Adams
Suite 4000
Phoenix, AZ 85007
480-551-2700
Arkansas Meets State Educational Requirements Arkansas State Medical Board 1401 West Capitol Ave
Suite 340
Little Rock, AR 72201-2936
501-296-1802
California Meets State Educational Requirements Medical Board of California 2005 Evergreen St
suite 1200
Sacramento, CA 95815
916-263-2382
Colorado Meets State Educational Requirements Colorado Division of Professions and Occupations - Medical 1560 Broadway
Suite 1350
Denver, CO 80202
303-894-7800
Connecticut Meets State Educational Requirements Connecticut State Department of Public Health 410 Capitol Ave.
Hartford, CT 6134
860-509-8000
Delaware Meets State Educational Requirements Delaware Division of Professional Regulation Cannon Building, Suite 203
861 Silver Lake Blvd
Dover, DE 19904
302-744-4500
Florida Meets State Educational Requirements Florida Department of Health 2585 Merchants Row Blvd.
Tallahassee, FL 32301
850-245-4444
Georgia Meets State Educational Requirements Georgia Composite Medical Board 2 Peachtree Street
NW, 6th Floor
Atlanta, GA 30303-3465
404-656-3913
Guam Meets State Educational Requirements Guam Department of Public Health and Social Services 123 Charlan Kareta
Mangialo, GU 96913-6304
671-735-7404
Hawaii Meets State Educational Requirements Hawaii Professional Vocational Licensing Division (PVL) King Kalakaua Building
335 Merchant Street
Honolulu, HI 96813
800-586-3000
Idaho Meets State Educational Requirements Idaho Board of Medicine PO Box 83720
Boise, ID 83720-0058
208-327-7000
Illinois Meets State Educational Requirements Illinois Department of Financial and Professional Regulation 320 W Washington Street No 3
Springfield, IL 62786
888-473-4858
Indiana Meets State Educational Requirements Indiana Professional Licensing Agency 402 W Washington St.
Indianapolis, IN 46204
317-232-2960
Iowa Meets State Educational Requirements Iowa Department of Public Health - Iowa Board of Nursing Lucas State Office Building
321 E. 12th Street
Des Moines, IA 50319-0075
515-281-7689
Kansas Meets State Educational Requirements Kansas State Board of Healing Arts 800 SW Jackson
Lower Level- Suite A
Topeka, KS 66612
785-296-7413
Kentucky Meets State Educational Requirements Kentucky Board of Medical Licensure 310 Whittington Parkway
Suite 1B
Louisville, KY 40222
502-429-7150
Louisiana Meets State Educational Requirements Louisiana State Board of Medical Examiners 630 Camp Street
New Orleans, LA 70130
504-568-6820
Maine Meets State Educational Requirements Maine Board of Licensure in Medicine 161 Capitol Street
137 State House Station
Augusta, ME 04333-0137
207-287-3601
Maryland Meets State Educational Requirements Maryland Board of Physicians 4201 Patterson Avenue
Baltimore, MD 21215
800-492-6836
Massachusetts Meets State Educational Requirements Massachusetts Executive Office of Health and Human Services 1 Ashburton Place
Boston, MA 2108
617-573-1600
Michigan Meets State Educational Requirements Michigan Department of Licensing and Regulatory Affairs (LARA) P.O. Box 30004
Lansing, MI 48909
517-335-9700
Minnesota Meets State Educational Requirements Minnesota Board of Medical Practice 2829 University Ave SE
Suite 500
Minneapolis, MN 55414-3246
612-617-2130
Mississippi Meets State Educational Requirements Mississippi State Board of Medical Licensure 1687 Crane Ridge Drive
Suite 200-B
Jackson, MS 39216
601-987-3079
Missouri Meets State Educational Requirements Missouri Division of Professional Registration - Board of Registration for the Healing Arts P.O. Box 4
Jefferson city, MO 65102
573-751-0098
Montana Meets State Educational Requirements Montana Board of Medical Examiners P.O. Box 200513
Helena, MT 59620-0513
406-444-6880
Nebraska Meets State Educational Requirements Nebraska Department of Health and Human Services P.O. Box 94986
Lincoln, NE 68509-4986
402-471-2115
Nevada Meets State Educational Requirements Nevada State Board of Medical Examiners 9600 Gateway Drive
Reno, NV 89521
775-688-2559
New Hampshire Meets State Educational Requirements New Hampshire Board of Registration for Medical Technicians - Office of Professional Licensure and Certification 7 Eagle Square
Concord, NH 3301
603-271-8380
New Jersey Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements New Jersey Division of Consumer Affairs State Board of Medical Examiners P.O. Box 183
Trenton, NJ 8625
609-826-7100
New Mexico Meets State Educational Requirements New Mexico Medical Board 2055 S. Pacheco Street
Building 400
Santa Fe, NM 87505
505-476-7220
New York Meets State Educational Requirements New York State Board for Medicine 89 Washington Avenue
Albany, NY 12234-1000
518-474-3817
North Carolina Meets State Educational Requirements North Carolina Medical Board P.O. Box 20007
Raleigh, NC 27619-0007
800-253-9653
North Dakota Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements North Dakota Board of Medicine 4204 Boulder Ridge Road
Bismarck, ND 58503-6162
701-450-4060
Northern Mariana Islands Meets State Educational Requirements Commonwealth of the Northern Mariana Islands Licensing Service NASBA Licensing Services
P.O. Box 198589
Nashville, TN 37219
866-350-0017
Ohio Meets State Educational Requirements Ohio State Medical Board 30 E. Broad Street
3rd Floor
Columbus, OH 43215
614-466-3934
Oklahoma Meets State Educational Requirements Oklahoma State Board of Medical Licensure and Supervision 101 NE 51st Street
Oklahoma City, OK 73105-1821
405-962-1400
Oregon Meets State Educational Requirements Oregon Medical Board 1500 SW 1st Avenue
Suite 620
Portland, OR 97201-5847
971-673-2700
Pennsylvania Meets State Educational Requirements Pennsylvania State Board of Medicine P.O. Box 2649
Harrisburg, PA 17105-2649
717-783-1400
Puerto Rico Meets State Educational Requirements Department of State for Puerto Rico P.O. Box 25200
San Juan, PR 00928-5220
787-765-2929
Rhode Island Meets State Educational Requirements Rhode Island Department of Health 3 Capitol Hill
Providence, RI 2908
401-222-5960
South Carolina Meets State Educational Requirements South Carolina Department of Labor, Licensing and Regulation Synergy Business Park Kingstree Building
110 Centerview Drive
Columbia, SC 29210
803-896-4300
South Dakota Meets State Educational Requirements South Dakota Board of Medical and Osteopathic Examiners 101 N. Main Avenue
Suite 301
Sioux Falls, SD 57104
605-367-7781
Tennessee Meets State Educational Requirements Tennessee Department of Health 710 James Robertson Parkway
Nashville, TN 37243
615-532-4384
Texas Meets State Educational Requirements Texas Medical Board P.O. Box 2018
Austin, TX 78768-2018
512-305-7030
Utah Meets State Educational Requirements Utah Division of Occupational and Professional Licensing P.O. Box 146741
Salt Lake City, UT 84111-6741
801-530-6628
Vermont Meets State Educational Requirements Vermont Department of Health - Board of Medical Practice 108 Cherry Street
Burlington, VT 5402
802-863-7200
Virgin Islands Meets State Educational Requirements Virgin Islands Department of Health -Licensure Boards 1303 Hospital Ground
Suite 10
St. Thomas, VI 802
817-868-4000
Virginia Meets State Educational Requirements Virginia Board of Medicine Perimeter Center 9960 Mayland Drive
Suite 300
Henrico, VA 23233
804-367-4400
Washington Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements Washington State Department of Health 101 Israel Road, SE
Tumwater, WA 98501
360-236-4700
Washington DC Meets State Educational Requirements D.C. Department of Health 899 North Capitol Street, NE
Washington, DC 20002
202-442-5955
West Virginia Does Not Meet State Educational Requirements West Virginia Board of Medicine 101 Dee Drive
Suite 103
Charleston, WV 25311
304-558-2921
Wisconsin Meets State Educational Requirements Wisconsin Department of Health Services 1 West Wilson Street
Madison, WI 53703
608-266-1865
Wyoming Meets State Educational Requirements Wyoming Board of Medicine 130 Hobbs Avenue
Suite A
Cheyenne, WY 82002
307-778-7053