The Certified Medical Transcriptionist (CMT) credential is the more advanced credential offered by the Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity (AHDI). This credential is designed for medical transcriptionists who have at least 2 years of experience transcribing acute care records.
The CMT credential was developed to help medical transcriptionists easily display their experience for employers. Of the two AHDI credentials, the CMT is the most recognized and respected among employers, and it is the most likely to be honored with increased pay.
Medical transcriptionists who are interested in earning their CMT credential must first hold the RMT credential. If they have not already earned the RMT credential but meet the experience requirements for the CMT, they can either pass the RMT exam on its own or take a special Credential Qualifying Exam (CQE), which will award the test taker the appropriate credential based on their exam score.
For experienced medical transcriptionists, earning the CMT credential can be a positive way to improve their resumes and demonstrate their professional commitment and quality to employers.