Register to Take the Exam

After your application has been approved, you are ready to register to take the exam. Select the date and location that works best for your schedule.  

Upcoming Exam Dates and Locations:

April 21, 2017
Costa Mesa, CA; Rockville, MD; Indianapolis, IN
Application Deadline: March 10, 2017
Exam Registration Deadline: March 21, 2017

November 1, 2017
AMWA's Medical Writing & Communication Conference, Orlando, FL
Application Deadline: September 18, 2017
Exam Registration Deadline: October 1, 2017

About the Exam 

The 125-question, multiple-choice exam is completed with paper and pencil, in English, over a 2.5-hour period.  The Examination Content Outline provides a detailed explanation of the 5 domains (Gathering, Evaluating, Organizing, Interpreting, and Presenting).  All exam questions relate directly to the knowledge, skills, and abilities linked to these 5 domains

The Medical Writing Certification Commission (MWCC) conducted a ground-breaking job analysis that defined the core knowledge, skills, and abilities of medical writers across a variety of work environments.

Special Accommodations

Submit the Special Accommodations Request Form if you have a disability that is covered by the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990 that would affect your ability to take the examination. The form and documentation letter must be received at least 4 weeks before the exam date.

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