February 18, 2016

Yes.  When you pay the $97 dues to the AAMA, part of that comes to the SDSMA as part of your state dues.  So you do not need to join or pay a membership to the SDSMA.


Make sure your contact information is correct with the AAMA to ensure you get mailings & newslett...

February 17, 2016

You should be able to check the AAMA website.


If you are not a member, we do not track them, it is your responsibility.

January 11, 2016

You need 60 CEU’s every 5 years.  You must have 15 Administration, 15 Clinical, and 15 General CEU’s.  The other 30 can be a mix of these.  The bottom of your certification paper should tell you when you will need to renew for sure. 


You can obtain CEU’s...

January 27, 2015

Question: Was asked to work Saturdays as a medical assistant on Saturdays and wondering who I need to register with in SD and the cost?



Answer: You will need to register with the South Dakota Board of Medical Examiners,  You can not practice in...

January 23, 2015

Question: Can you clarify a Medical Assistant's ability to write a prescription?


Answer: All prescriptions need to be signed by a physician. 

For more information regarding this topic, please view our By-Laws.

January 10, 2015

The average salary* per year for a medical assistant in South Dakota is $27,420. Below is a chart showing the average wages for a medical assistant updated to quarter ending December 2013.



For more information regarding a career in medical assisting can be found here...

October 20, 2014


The Assessment-Based Recognition in Order Entry (ABR-OE) indicates that the holder meets the requirements of the definition of "credentialed medical assistants" under the September 5, 2012, rule of the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) for the Medicare...

October 5, 2014

Mystery Solved Medical assistant plays patient identity detective

posted Oct 5, 2014, 6:18 PM by SD SMA


Below you will find an article written about CMA (AAMA), Kathy Thorpe, a medical assistant in Aberdeen, South Dakota.  Kathy was featured in the July/August 2...

July 1, 2014

If you’re a recent high school grad or looking for a new career in hopes of landing a good-paying job, trade schools can be a lucrative alternative. TODAY kicks off a “Tricks of the Trade School” series by introducing you to folks who made it work for them.


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