In order to be eligible to take the Certification Examination,
candidates must meet one of the following three criteria:
Care Management Experience
Direct Client Contact
|Masters Degree in a field related to care management And>||> 2 years of paid, full time, supervised
care management experience
|Bachelors Degree in a field related to care management And>||> 2 years of paid, full time, supervised
care management experience And>
|1 year of paid, full time direct experience with clients in fields such as social work, nursing, mental health/counseling, or care management|
|Associate’s Degree in a field related to care management– or –RN Diploma
a bachelors or higher degree in a non- human services fieldAnd>
|> 3 years of paid, full time, supervised care
management experience And>
|2 years of paid, full time direct experience
with clients in fields such as social work, nursing, mental
health/counseling, or care management
*Fields related to care management may include: social work, counseling, nursing, psychology, gerontology, RN diploma, rehabilitation, public health, or human services.
Care management experience must be post eligibilty degree and must include all of the core CM functions: screening, face-to-face comprehensive assessment, care plan development, coordination and implementation; ongoing monitoring of client situation and the care plan, periodic formal reassessment, discharge from CM, documentation of all care management functions, and quality evaluation activities.
The comprehensive assessment must be face to face and include all of the following domains: health, function, social, emotional, cognition, enviroment, spirituality, support system, and finances.
All employment experience must be fully satisfied at the time of application.
Internship, preceptor-ship, practicum and volunteer activities are NOT accepted employment/experience.
In determining eligibility, NACCM may consider direct client employment experiences within the last 10 years.
Consultation/Supervision is defined as individual, group or peer review of performance, use of clinical skills and core care manager functions. Supervision/consultation can be provided by professional colleagues, mentors, clinical supervisors or program managers who are preferably (but not required to be) certified in care management.
Each year of required care management experience must include 50 hours of consultation/supervision.