To promote delivery of safe and effective care as a care manager and to advance the quality of care management services in long-term care through the certification of qualified care managers by:

1. Formally recognizing those individuals who meet the eligibility requirements of the National Academy of Certified Care Managers and pass the Care Manager Certification Examination.

2. Encouraging continued personal and professional growth in the practice of care management.

3. Establishing and measuring the level of knowledge required for the standardized practice of care management.

4. Providing a standard of knowledge requisite for certification; thereby assisting the employer, consumers, public, and members of the health professions in the assessment of care managers.