Become Certified Case Manager, no CM experience

  1. Hello all: Newbie Here so forgive me if I'm not posting in the right place.

    I want to become a certified case manager so as to increase my chances of getting a position. I have over 14 years of nursing experience, some home health, chart auditing but no direct insurance exp. DO I Have to find a CM job and get experience before I can get certified? I'm confused on the qualifications.
    Last edit by UptownRN on Nov 22, '11 : Reason: Forgot a word
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  3. by   kapalmer
    I,m new to case management, after 12 years in the hospital. From what I,ve been told, is you have to have at least 1 yr. On the job before you can or aree expected to take the cm exam.
  4. by   SummerGarden
    yes, you need to get a job and work experience before you can sit for your certification exam. in fact, a good indication that a case management certification is not legit or is pure fluff is that it is offered without the need for work experience. here is a thread that will help you to better understand the process. gl.