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CMAC Certification Exam

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The Case Management Administrator Certification (CMAC) was created in 1999 and later in 2018 acquired by ACMA. The CMAC is designed to measure the level knowledge required for case management administration. CMAC sets a national standard for requisite knowledge deemed appropriate for the practice of case management administration by, assisting the employer, public, members of the health professions in the assessment and identification of case management administrators.

The CMAC exam consist of 200 multiple choice questions that must be completed with in a 3.5 hour testing window. Successful completion of the exam will result in the award of the CMAC credential.

Who Can Take the CMAC Exam?

There are two tracks of eligibility to sit for the CMAC certification exam. Meeting criteria within either of the two eligibility tracks provided will be sufficient.

All RNs and SWs who meet the eligibility requirements for the Accredited Case Manager exam are required to hold their ACM credential at the time of application and must apply using Track One requirements. Candidates that are not RNs or SWs are to use Track Two to apply for the exam.

Track One:

Certification Criteria: Candidates must continue to meet the ACM exam eligibility requirements and hold a current ACM-RN or ACM-SW credential that is in good standing.

Experience Criteria: Two (2) years’, or 4,160 hours, of work experience employed as a case manager, case management administrator and/or leader, or in a role that falls within the ACMA Standards of Practice & Scope of Services.

Track Two:

A candidate must meet the education and experience requirements in one of the following categories:

  • Master’s degree and one-year experience in case management administration;
  • Master’s degree and three years’ experience as a case manager;
  • Bachelor’s degree and three years’ experience in case management administration; or
  • Bachelor’s degree and five years’ experience as a case manager.

*There is no reciprocity between eligibility or credentialing for the CMAC or ACM programs.

When Can I Take the CMAC Exam?

Applications to sit for the CMAC certification exam are processed quarterly. Applicants must submit their application by the quarterly deadline (listed below), and if approved are then able to sit for their exam during the following quarter. Once approved, applicants will be notified and can schedule their exam at a local testing center at a time that is convenient for them.

Candidates applying by: Will be eligible to test in:
November 15 January, February or March
February 15 April, May or June
May 15 July, August or September
August 15 October, November or December

Cost of Exam

Track 1: one-time fee of $229

Track 2: one-time fee of $429

Candidates can re-apply to take examination one (1) time within 90 days from the initial failed attempt. If candidates do not pass the retest, they must wait a minimum of 3 months to apply to test again. Retest fees are the same as the initial test fees respective of the track that you are testing under.

Announcements

Celebrate National Case Management Week!

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Call for Poster Abstracts - Now Open

The application period for poster abstracts is now open. Have you accomplished a case management process improvement project? Have some research or evidence-based initiatives you want to share with a national audience? Present your information in this informal yet professional forum at the 2022 ACMA National Conference. Deadline to submit abstracts is November 11. Submit Your Abstract >>>

ACMA Announces Promotion of Marlene Bober to Senior Vice President

The American Case Management Association is pleased to announce the appointment of Marlene Bober, MHA, ACM-RN to Senior Vice President. Bober joined ACMA as Vice President of Practice Development in January of last year, leading ACMA’s certification services, oversight of the Association of Physician Leadership in Care Management (APLCM), the Transitions of Care Standards of Practice and served as a clinical resource for content development. At the onset of the pandemic, Ms. Bober was instrumental in developing vital resources and tools for case management professionals to help educate practitioners in the areas of legislative updates, COVID-19 protocols, emergency preparedness and self-care. Read More >>>

Case Management Physician Certification (CMPC)

The Association of Physician Leadership (APLCM), in conjunction with the American Case Management Association (ACMA), announces the creation of the Care Management Physician Certification (CMPC). Designed specifically for physician advisors and leaders in health delivery system care management, the CMPC addresses a growing need to educate and credential physicians working within care management. Learn about CMPC >>>

ACMA Podcast - "Care Transitions Today" Season 2

ACMA's podcast dedicated to case management and transitions of care professionals began its second season on March 16, 2021. Care Transitions Today brings together thought leaders from around the country for frank, meaningful conversations about contemporary issues facing case managers. Season one is currently available on all major podcast platforms and be sure to subscribe to get the latest episodes from season two. Learn more about Care Transitions Today.>>>

ACMA Elects Three New National Board Members

ACMA is proud to announce the election of three new members to our National Board of Directors. Join us in welcoming Matthew Chappell, LCSW, ACM-SW, Jay Larrosa, MSN, PHN, RN-BC, ACM-RN and Jacqueline Moore, MSW, LCSW-C, RN, ACM-SW. Thank you to each of the candidates who were willing to run for election. ACMA continues to be fortunate in having many qualified professionals who can and are willing to volunteer their leadership expertise. Read the Full Press Release >>>

Validate Your Expertise Through Professional Certification

The Accredited Case Manager (ACM) Certification is for health care delivery system case management professionals and tests core case management knowledge that is shared by nurse and social work case managers. Case Management Administrator Certification (CMAC) validates the competency of case management administrators, managers and aspiring leaders and promotes professional practice standards. If you are not yet certified, we encourage you to apply and enhance your professional practice by putting a credential after your name. The application deadline is August 15 in order to test in October-December 2021. ACM >>> CMAC >>>

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