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A resource guide for occupational or educational test preparation


  • To become a CMA, Certified Medical Assistant, you must pass the CMA (AAMA) exam.
  • To become an RMA, Registered Medical Assistant, you must pass the appropriate AMT(American Medical Technologists) exam.
  • To become a CCMA, Certified Clinical Medical Assistant, you must pass the CCMA exam.
  • To become a CPT, Certified Phlebotomy Technician, you must pass the CPT exam.
  • To become a CPCT/A, Certified Patient Care Technician/Assistant, you must pass the CPCT/A exam.
  • To become a CST, Certified Surgical Technologist, you must pass the CST exam.
  • To become a CRCST, Certified Registered Central Service Technician (Surgical Processing), you must pass the CRCST certification exam.


Board Vitals Practice Tests for CST

BoardVitals helps you prepare to pass the CST (National Certifying Examination for Surgical Technologists) exam so you can begin your career. Gain access to thousands of board review practice questions - with detailed explanations for both correct and incorrect responses - to help you study and focus your work on areas you have difficulty with. Take timed practice tests to learn what to expect on exam day and get used to the formats of the exams. Using BoardVitals will help you make the most of your time studying for these crucial exams.

Before you can get started, you must create your own account in BoardVitals with your Berkeley email address, using this link:

If you already registered for it, use this link to get to the practice questions:

You can also find BoardVitals on the Databases A-Z list.

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