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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 $239

Track 2: one-time fee of $439

What Happens if I do not pass the CMAC Certification Exam?

If a candidate fails to pass on the first attempt they may apply and retake the exam an additional one (1) time within 90 days of the initial failed attempt for a fee of $239 or $439 (depending on track) If the candidate does not pass the retest, they must wait a minimum of 3 months to apply to test again.

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