Categories are:

  • Medical Transcriptionist Certified (MTC)
  • Medical Transcriptionist Certified Expert (MTCX)

Medical Transcriptionist Certified (MTC)
MTCs must have a very good knowledge of medical terminology, including broad-based hospital and clinical, specialty medicine, surgery, laboratory, and pharmacy. This certification will enable an individual to commence working at a novice level in transcription.

Medical Transcriptionist Certified Expert (MTCX)
MTCXs must have a masterful knowledge of medical terminology, including all of the MTC requirements noted above, plus 1500 hours of transcription experience. The individual will have taken and passed the MTC (or similar industry) exam. This certification denotes the successful candidate is an expert in the field.


MTC: To achieve certification, an individual must have completed an educational training course (a minimum of 300 hours) plus 100 hours of actual medical transcription training, OR have 1 year’s experience in a medical transcription setting doing transcription (verifiable in either case).

MTCX: To achieve certification, an individual must have completed an educational training course (a minimum of 300 hours), have passed the MTC exam, and have 1500 hours of actual working transcription experience.

Practice and Certification Testing

Cert-blaster – MTC & MTCX: Competency related to skills with medical terminology, research ability, logic, problem-solving, and various types of medical reports, together with formats, headings, and styles. A basic understanding of file management, uploads, downloads and equipment and software is required. The tests are on-line, are open book, and when submitted, you are provided the answers to the questions for your review and further study (if needed).

Exam-Guard – MTC & MTCX: The certification test takes 2 hours, is timed, and the results are immediate and reported to you within 48 hours. The test is reviewed by an instructor. Dictation voice files will be provided and the transcription will be evaluated as part of the examination scoring process.

Certification Testing Options:

Medical Transcription Practice Test  either MTC or MTCX $99.00

Medical Transcription Certification (MTC) $349.00

Medical Transcription Certified Expert (MTCX)  $369.00

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Transcription Certification:
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