CCM EXam, Questions and Tips - page 19

:confused: I'm going to be taking the CCM Exam for the first time this Fall, and would like to hear from those who have taken it; i.e. what study materials (if any), did you find useful, and which... Read More

  1. by   live23
    well you all this is another week.This is the 3rd week for me but I know some others its the 4th week so hopefully some results will start coming in by end of this week or 1st of next week.
  2. by   Lisa E
    Hi everyone. I took the CCM exam on July 9 so I am approaching 5 weeks and still have not heard if I passed. I have called them several times to find out when the results will be posted. One person told me all of the tests are graded at the same time, so taking it early in the month did me NO GOOD! They said it will be 4-6 weeks from the last test day!! Has anyone heard anything different? Thanks
    Last edit by Lisa E on Aug 10, '10
  3. by   live23
    is it CCM thats saying 4-6weeks from last test date?if so that means the last test date was 7/24,then results would be 8/24 or later.Oh its hard to wait.
  4. by   Lisa E
    Yes, I thought it would be 4 weeks from when each individual took the test, but that was not how it was explained to me. I was concerned because the date to apply for the December test is August 15, which is just around the corner. It would be nice to know before then! The wait has been terrible for me. I have been checking my dashboard everyday just in case she was wrong.
  5. by   live23
    That is also my concern that if i did not pass I would have wanted to apply to retake the test on August 15th,but hopefully we both passed,and maybe the results will be out sooner.I am checking the Dashboard and for a certificate.Ayway lets try!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! to relax and wait for the results.
  6. by   Lisa E
    I have also been looking in the database, just to see if my name appears. My dashboard still says "application approved." I am not going to rely completely on the dashboard because I thought we were supposed to have been given updates as the test approached, and for me this did not occur. I finally had to call CCMC to get details on how to schedule the test. I am trying to stay optimistic but it has been difficult. I was especially concerned when the 4 week mark passed and I had not heard anything. That was when I called and asked when to expect the results. I remembered several of the questions after I took the test, and I think I got most of those right (hopefully), but it was the ones I couldn't remember at all that scare me! Good luck to all!!
  7. by   live23
    what date did you take the test?.I took the test on my birthday 7/23.I heard that if you failed the test you would be notified in 2 weeks that has not happened for me but I don't know if that is true.I remembered some of the test questions but like you could not remember most of them.Overall the test was pretty inclusive of case management experience.I hope we all passed.At least people taking the next test will know their results right away.Keep posting.
  8. by   Lisa E
    I took the test Friday July 9, so this Friday will be 5 weeks. This Saturday will only be the 2 week mark after the test closed! I think the July test was either the same for everyone or with slight variations, because someone I know took it later in the month and we had very similar questions. My guess is that they have a large pool of questions that they rotate with each testing period, but that is just speculation. I recall one very strange question where one of the answer choices was "a clown." How bizarre was that?! I remember saying to myself "I have no idea" when I read many of the questions-not good!! I just pray that those odd ones were the ones they don't count. According to the CCMC website there are 30 that do not count. Please keep posting! It helps me to know I am not alone. I will let everyone know when I receive my results since I was one of the early ones in July, that way everyone can gauge when they might receive their results too. I told myself I was going to stop checking the website, but I still do it!
  9. by   krissy31
    I am tired of waiting. I took the exam on 7/12. I also am checking my dashboard daily. It's driving me nuts lol!! I wish they had made getting results earlier this testing cycle. It does help to know that there are others just like me who are waiting for results. I also did hear that people who didn't pass got notification in two weeks but, I don't know if they still do that or not.
  10. by   live23
    well I guess if you all took the xam early July and I took it late July, Oh Lord I have the longest to wait,but I hope not.Maybe if we all called CCMC you think we may get results sooner.It is nerve wrecking.Somtimes i think I passed and then sometimes I think I failed,but I am optimistic.I just s/w someone at CCMC regarding when we can expect test results she said they are waiting for test center to send the results and results should be posted by end of next week!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!! for every one that took exam even those that took it later in month as I did.Oh am I nervous now.I will be checking dashboard with my eyes closed at first and I'll then pry my eyes open to see results,Hope for the best for all of us.Hang in there maybe just another week.
  11. by   krissy31
    End of next week?!?!?!?! THAT IS TOO LONG!!!!!!!!
  12. by   Lisa E
    This process is making me crazy! Sometimes I am confident I passed, and other times I am very unsure, even positive I didn't. I will be so sick if I have to take it again. Let's just keep checking for our names! Once one of us shows up as passed then we can all start looking too! Stay strong, guys!!
  13. by   RN1Iam
    It's good to communicate like this and encourage one another through this ridiculous wait. I called CCMC and complained regarding the length of time this is taking to get results. They pointed me to the manual on the website that says it takes 4-6 weeks from the "last test date" in that cycle. You gotta be kiddin! So, I called Prometrics, the company that runs the test, to complain. They referred me back to CCMC, but you can't get anywhere with them. They just keep saying the same thing, "Wait." I guess they've had enough complaints that they've changed the scoring for those who take the test in December. But, I tell you, this borders on cruelty. Everyone, just keep praying for patience, and pray for eachother. It would be so awesome if we all passed! God's in control.