CCM certification

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by Chandinibotre (New) New

I am an RN, RNC (FL) who had worked in OB/GYN, mostly labor and delivery for past 15 years. I wish to switch over to case management. I wanted to know do I have eligibility criteria for CCM certification...I plan to apply for April 2015. I have never worked in case management. Can CCM certification help me get job in this sector. Also if someone has study material which can be helpful to clear the exam. Looking forward to all guidance. thanks.

sirI, MSN, APRN, NP

Specializes in Education, FP, LNC, Forensics, ED, OB. Has 30 years experience. 18 Articles; 13,612 Posts

Hello and Welcome to allnurses.com

This is from the Commission for Case Manager Certification:

Education

  • License - RN, LCSW, Rx
  • BS, MS from accredited institution, in a health or human services field
  • Certification - examples are CRC, CDMS

Employment Categories

  • 12 Months Full-Time Case Management - employment experience supervised by a CCM
  • 24 Months Full-Time Case Management - employment experience
  • 12 Months Full-Time Case Management - employment experience as a supervisor of individuals who provide case management services

Good luck and we hope you enjoy allnurses.com

LPNJordo

Specializes in Case Management. Has 7 years experience. 3 Posts

I just took my CCM exam last Friday. I was notified I passed by the computer after the test was completed but I do not get "official" results until January or February. I would highly stress getting the CCM certification as it proves that your bark has bite. The test is very broad and tests you on many concepts of case management. The above post is correct, you cannot just test into a case management career. You need AT LEAST 2 years of CM experience before you can test but I would recommend more as many of the concepts cannot be studied for and must be learned over time. I would recommend getting with a nurse manager and setting up a career goal with her. If you have any more questions please ask away! Good Luck!

Rntr

323 Posts

You do need to work under a Case Manager for a year or more before testing. I sat for the test last year but didn't find it so difficult. I also studied the "study guide" and did fine. My official results came about 2-3 wks after the test.

Apply for a job with a managed care or insurance company and go from there...good luck.

nurseprnRN, BSN, RN

2 Articles; 11,114 Posts

I am an RN, RNC (FL) who had worked in OB/GYN, mostly labor and delivery for past 15 years. I wish to switch over to case management. I wanted to know do I have eligibility criteria for CCM certification...I plan to apply for April 2015. I have never worked in case management. Can CCM certification help me get job in this sector. Also if someone has study material which can be helpful to clear the exam. Looking forward to all guidance. thanks.

The criteria to sit for the CCM examination are very clear.

SECTION 3: Are You Eligible to Apply?

To be eligible for the CCM Exam, you must:

1. Meet the specified qualifications (Section 4)

2. Qualify within one of CCMC's employment experience categories (Section 5)

3. Be of good moral character, consistent with The CCMC Code of Professional Conduct (Section

6)

SECTION 4: Qualifications

To be eligible for the CCM Exam, you must hold a:

1. Current, active, and unrestricted licensure or certification in a health or human services discipline that within its scope of practice allows the professional to conduct an assessment independently. License must be active through the last date of test administration.

OR

2. Baccalaureate or graduate degree in social work, nursing, or another health or human services field that promotes the physical, psychosocial, and/or vocational well-being of the persons being served.

The degree must be from an institution that is fully accredited by a nationally recognized educational accreditation organization, and the individual must have completed a supervised field experience in case management, health, or behavioral health as part of the degree requirements.

SECTION 5: Employment Experience

Employment experience requirements must be fully satisfied before at the time the application is SUBMITTED. To be eligible for the CCM Exam, you must qualify within one of these

categories:

Category 1: 12 months of acceptable full-time case management employment experience supervised by a board-certified case manager (CCM). Supervision is defined as the systematic and periodic evaluation of the quality of the delivery of the applicant's case management services.

or

Category 2: 24 months of acceptable full-time case management employment experience.

(Supervision by a CCM is not required under this category).

or

Category 3: 12 months of acceptable full-time case management employment experience as a supervisor of individuals who provide case management services.

Acceptable employment experience MUST meet the following conditions:

1. Focus primarily on case management practice.

2. Perform at least five of the six core components of case management. Within each of the five of the six core components, you must:

Perform all 8 Essential Activities with direct client contact

Provide services across a continuum of care, beyond a single episode of care that

addresses the ongoing needs of the individual being served.

Be responsible for interacting with other relevant parties within the client's healthcare system.

All employment experience within the past five years may be considered by CCMC in

determining your eligibility for certification but you do not need to enter five years' worth of employment into the application. You only need to enter as many employment entries into the application that will meet one of the above requirements. Please do NOT enter your entire work history into the application.

Part-time employment experience will be prorated based on a 37 hour full-time work week.

Internship, preceptorship, practicum, and volunteer activities are NOT acceptable employment experience.

IMPORTANT - Employer Verification

Included in the information you will be required to enter into the application are: job title, employment dates, employer name/address, your direct supervisor name and their email address so your previous supervisor can verify your work listed in your application.

You will want to read these, and more info at the CCM certification website. The first one is the complete certification guide, which gives all criteria:

http://ccmcertification.org/sites/default/files/downloads/2014/Cert%20Guide%20-%20Posted%20to%20website%2011.14.14.pdf

Certification & Renewal | CCMC

http://ccmcertification.org/sites/default/files/downloads/2013/FINAL_FAQs%20on%20New%20Eligibility%20Standards.pdf

Edited by cafeaulait