Frequently Asked Questions

The Medical Rehabilitation Management Certification (MRMC) is intended not only for current medical rehabilitation managers, but also for clinicians who want to advance their careers by moving into management roles. The target audience includes rehab managers and clinical leaders such as nurse supervisors, nurse leaders, neuro team leaders, therapy team leaders, etc.

What are the eligibility requirements to apply for the Medical Rehabilitation Management Certification?

Eligibility requirements for the MRMC exam fall into three areas: Education, Professional Work Experience and Professional References and are outlined below. You can also refer to the MRMC Candidate Handbook for a complete overview of the program policies and procedures.

  • Education
    • Applicants will be required to enter the name of the institution, date of completion, and major.
    • Applicants will be required to upload a copy of their diploma or transcript demonstrating completion of a bachelor’s degree in rehabilitation related field, or related business discipline.
  • Professional Work Experience
    • Applicants will be required to enter the name of employer, name of supervisor or HR contact, and email address for each employer necessary to demonstrate the required work experience of one (1) year in a rehabilitation setting and (1) year in a supervisory position.
  • Professional References
    • Applicants are required to have two (2) professional reference forms completed;              
      • One (1) professional reference from a supervisor
      • One (1) professional reference from a colleague

How much does it cost to apply for certification?

The application and exam fee for the MRMC exam is $395 for AMRPA Members and $495 for non-members. AMRPA is also offering a Multiple Candidate Discount to our member organizations paying for multiple applicants. For more information, contact AMRPA Education Manager, Melanie Hein.

How do I apply for certification?

Applications can be submitted electronically on the AMRPA website during posted application windows. Visit the Apply for MRMC page for more information on the application process.

What is on the MRMC exam?

The MRMC exam includes 150 multiple choice questions (120 scored items and an additional 30 unscored beta items for use on future exam forms). Candidates will have three hours to complete the online proctored exam. Visit https://amrpa.org/Certification/MRMC-Exam for information on the exam content outline.

How should I prepare to take the MRMC exam?

 The MRMC exam is designed for candidates with one year of experience in the role of medical rehabilitation manager. Candidates should carefully review the exam content outline and prioritize areas where they require additional study beyond their professional work experience. Visit https://amrpa.org/Certification/MRMC-Exam for information on exam preparation materials recommended by AMRPA, including relevant AMRPA educational offerings and MRMC Exam Guide.

Where do I take the MRMC exam?

The MRMC exam will be offered online through Certification Management Services, Inc.’s TESTWise™ testing system, with proctors provided by Examity®.

What are the technical requirements to participate in online proctored testing?

There are a number of technical and testing environment requirements for participating in the online proctored exam. Refer to the MRMC Candidate Handbook for a detailed list of requirements and system verification steps.

How do I schedule my exam appointment?

Once your application has been approved, you will receive an email from AMRPA with a URL to login to the TESTWise™ testing system and a detailed scheduling guide, provided by Certification Management Services, Inc.  and Examity®.

When will I receive my exam results?

For the initial offering of the MRMC exam, an item analysis and standard setting process is conducted after the exam window has closed. Therefore, you will be notified of your exam score within four (4) weeks after the window closes, by August 31, 2021.

If I fail the exam, can I retake it?

Candidates are eligible for one (1) retake attempt. There is a retesting fee of $70, charged by Examity® to cover the cost of the proctored exam, payable upon scheduling of the retake attempt. *Candidates who sit in the initial MRMC exam window in July 2021, will be granted one (1) retake attempt at no additional charge.

How often does the certification have to be renewed?

The certification program is on a three-year renewal cycle. Renewal dates are set on an annual cycle beginning the January following your initial certification.

How much does it cost to renew the certification?

The renewal fees are $195 for AMRPA members and $245 for non-members, due at the end of your three-year renewal cycle.

What are the continuing education requirements for renewal?

The continuing education requirement for renewal is based on a point system. 15 points are required per year of the three-year renewal cycle (45 points total). To encourage the continued involvement, professional ‎growth and advocacy of rehabilitation leaders, AMRPA has identified a variety of ‎activities eligible to meet the continuing education requirement, in addition to CE ‎courses. ‎Visit https://amrpa.org/Certification/Renew-Certification for a complete listing of eligible activities.

Where can I get more information?

You can reference the MRMC Candidate Handbook for more information on the MRMC program and policies. If you have additional questions, contact AMRPA Education Manager Melanie Hein.