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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.

Continuing Education for Recertification
Approved ACM educational programs must be sponsored,presented or approved by one of the ACM accepted approving organizations, 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.

CEs must be Approved by one of the Following:

  • 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
  • Commission for Case Manager Certification (CCMC) and the CCMC Pre-Approved Continuing Education (PACE) program

NOTE: All ACMA-issued continuing education can automatically be applied to the ACM recertification requirements. Along with your continuing education credits, you will be required to complete a recertification application and submit this with payment of $195.00.

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.

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Recertification Help Guide

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.

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