NACCM endorses the voluntary certification by examination for all individuals practicing care management. Certification helps to protect consumers by ensuring the competence of an individual in a specialized area of practice. CMC certification is highly valued and provides formal recognition in the profession of care management.

CMC certification promotes the delivery of safe and effective care management services in any practice setting, by:

1. Establishing standards of experience and knowledge required for the competent, ethical practice of care management.

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

3. Encouraging ongoing professional education and training of individuals engaged in care management.

4. Educating allied health professionals, employers, and consumers to help them make informed decisions when evaluating the skills and qualifications of a care manager.