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ACM™ Recertification

YOUR ACM™ CERTIFICATION

As an ACM™ certified professional, you must meet specified requirements in order to maintain and renew your certification every 4 years. The purpose of certification renewal is to provide evidence that you have continued to expand your professional knowledge and to demonstrate continued competency in your field.

Certification says a lot about you! Your ACM™ credential:

  • Demonstrates your engagement. Earning your Certification through the ACMA shows your peers, supervisors, and patients your commitment to your chosen career and the case management profession at-large, as well as your ability to perform to set standards.
  • Strengthens the profession’s image. The ACM™ Certification seeks to grow, promote, and develop certified professionals who can serve as role models for quality clinical practice.
  • Validated your accomplishments. ACM™ Certification is a reflection of personal achievement because you have validated your skill set, specific to the job role you perform, by meeting the set standard.
  • Builds your self-esteem. Certification through the ACM™ is a step toward defining yourself beyond a job description or academic degree while gaining a sense of personal satisfaction.
  • Provides recognition. As an ACM™ certificant, expect increased acknowledgement from your peers for staying on top of best practices through education and training in your professional career.

RECERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS

The ACM™ credential is valid for a four (4) year period. To recertify, forty (40) hours of continuing education are required.

  • Thirty (30) of the forty (40) hours must be specific to Healthcare Delivery Case Management. The remaining ten (10) hours can be non-case management related.
  • Ten (10) hours of non-case management specific continuing education must be related to the practice of healthcare in the certificant’s field of practice.

NOTE: One (1) continuing education credit (CE) equals one (1) 60-minute hour.

Approved CE Providers
Approved ACM educational programs must be sponsored or presented by ACM approved providers, and include courses for which the content/subject matter is specific to either (A) Healthcare Delivery Case Management or (B) related to the practice of healthcare in the certificant’s field of practice.

Approved CE providers are:

  • American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC)
  • National Association of Social Workers (NASW)
  • Association of Social Work Boards (ASWB)
  • American Case Management Association (ACMA)*
  • All state nursing and social work board approved educational courses

*All ACMA courses are approved by both nursing and social work accrediting organizations.

MAINTAIN AND RENEW YOUR CERTIFICATION ONLINE

ACM™ certified professionals can maintain and renew their certification through their ACM Certification Portal by simply logging in and selecting the “Recertification” tab. Continuing education information and documents can either be added manually, or if earned through ACMA-sponsored opportunities, they can be imported quickly and easily.

Prior to the expiration of your credential, be sure to log into your portal to ensure all information is up-to-date and that continuing education information provided meets the requirements of renewal. You will be required to sign an attestation and submit payment information online prior to submitting your recertification for approval.

Please be aware that ACM™ certified professionals may be subject to random audits of compliance with the credential requirements and should keep copies of any continuing education certificates earned for future reference.

Announcements

Network with Influential Case Management and Physician Leaders

Focus on your goals and your effectiveness as a case management or physician leader. Connect with your peers during a fall networking and learning event at the 2018 Leadership and Physician Advisor Conference, November 5–7, in Huntington Beach, California. There will be sessions for health care leaders at all levels and roles—those beginning their leadership journey, physicians honing their leadership style and seasoned Physician Advisors—with a focus on Engagement. Experience. Effectiveness. Register Today

New This Year: Training for Physician Advisors

Are you new to the role as a Physician Advisor and need to get the knowledge required to perform effectively? Or perhaps you're a case management director or chief medical officer looking to improve your PA function? Plan to attend the Pre-Conference event at the 2018 Leadership and Physician Advisor Conference—Foundations for Physician Advisors—to kick off your conference experience. View takeaways and pricing options for this unique learning opportunity. Learn More

Share Your Ideas in Seattle

Have you accomplished a case management or process improvement project? Present your information in an informal yet professional forum at the 2019 ACMA National Case Management and Transitions of Care Conference, April 14–17, in Seattle. We're always looking for new and innovative ways to improve the practice of case management. If you have a program or project that has had a positive outcome or provided a valuable resource to your patients, facility or agency, we encourage you to submit your poster presentation by September 21. Submit Your Poster

ACMA Mobile App - Regulation Library

ACMA is pleased to announce its newest benefit for members - the ACMA Mobile App. The first module available is the Regulation Library. This is where you can quickly find the regulations you need without a lengthy web search, learn how each requirement affects your case management practice and better leverage your time. The mobile app helps get the right information into your hands whenever and wherever you need it.To learn more, log into your Membership Account and go to the Resources tab under the Members Only Section. Not a member? Join today!

National Case Management Week 2018: October 7-13

The 2018 National Case Management Week theme is Case Management: Improving Outcomes. Improving Care. ACMA selected this theme to emphasize the impact professionals in case management make every day. Help us celebrate and recognize the dedication, compassion and patient care outcomes achieved by case managers in your organization. Learn more here!

Compass Directional Training

Do you struggle with competency validation or staff training for case managers or physician advisors? Compass is proven in its effectiveness to teach the foundation of case management and is currently in use at more than 1,000 hospitals. Take an inside look at what this powerful training program has to offer. Learn More

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