The Registered Medical Transcriptionist (or RMT) credential is a credential offered by the Association for Healthcare Documentation Integrity (AHDI). It is designed for those new to the medical transcription profession, specifically new graduates.
The RMT credential was developed to help new transcriptionists, who don’t yet have a lot of experience on their resumes, prove their professional skills to employers. The exam tests both medical transcription knowledge as well as practical abilities through multiple-choice questions and fill-in-the blank dictation sections. Proving their skills by earning the RMT shows employers that new graduates (or those with less than 2 years of acute care experience) are capable of producing accurate, quality reports. Some employers offer small pay increases for those who hold this credential.
The RMT credential is the level 1 credential offered by AHDI. If you wish to earn the Certified Medical Transcriptionist (CMT) credential later on, you will need to earn the RMT credential first.
Earning your RMT credential can be an excellent way to make your resume stand out as a new graduate in the medical transcription job market. After completing a medical transcription course, getting your RMT credential can help you jump start your medical transcription career.
It’s recommended that you take an RMT exam prep program before sitting for the RMT credential. An exam preparation program provides focus in studying for the exam and ensures that you are as prepared as possible.