A Committee on Accreditation (CoA) of the Commission on Accreditation of Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP)

Welcome to the Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB)

The resources on this site are designed primarily for medical assisting Program Directors seeking initial or continuing CAAHEP Accreditation for a medical assisting program and MAERB/CAAHEP Surveyors.

The MAERB Office is open from 8:00 am - 4:30 pm EASTERN, Monday through Friday.  

The Medical Assisting Education Review Board

The Medical Assisting Education Review Board (MAERB) is a Committee on Accreditation (CoA) for the Commission on Accreditation for Allied Health Education Programs (CAAHEP).  As a CoA of CAAHEP, MAERB performs the everyday work of accreditation for medical assisting education programs: setting up and conducting site visits, organizing, and reviewing annual reports for compliance with established outcome thresholds, providing workshops, resources, and training for programs and site surveyors; and submitting recommendations for CAAHEP Board Action. 

MAERB works collaboratively with CAAHEP to develop the CAAHEP Standards and Guidelines for the Accreditation of Educational Programs in Medical Assisting.  To guide the medical assisting programs accredited by CAAHEP, MAERB has created the MAERB Policies and Procedures Manual that works in conjunction with CAAHEP’s Policies and Procedures Manual.  

There are many virtues and benefits associated with academic accreditation and one of the most significant is the community that is created by educators, administrators, practitioners, and students who are dedicated to quality education.  That community is expanded by the workplaces and other communities of interest that have a stake in the quality education of medical assistants. 

Important Dates

Spring Submissions, 2023 ARF (2022 admission and graduation cohorts and updates)

February 23, 2024:  Firm deadline for submission of the 2023 ARF, Advisory Committee Minutes, Resource Assessment, and Tracking Tool


MAERB Office Holidays

The MAERB Office will be closed on these dates. Phone calls and emails will be returned on the next business day.  

  • New Year's Day: January 1
  • Martin Luther King Day: January 15
  • President’s Day: February 19
  • Good Friday: March 29
  • Memorial Day: May 27
  • Independence Day: July 4
  • Labor Day: September 2
  • Thanksgiving:  November 28 and 29
  • Christmas: December 23, 24, and 25 
  • New Year’s Eve: December 31
  • New Year's Day: January 1, 2025