What you need to know about eligibility before you apply for the CCM® Exam – Fast Facts!
So you have taken the first step and decided you want to be a board-certified case manager. Great! Next question is, who do you want to be certified by? CCMC! Our credential, the CCM®, was the first case management credential in the industry, launching the inaugural CCM exam in 1992.
In order to earn the CCM designation, you must first apply to take the CCM exam and that means you must meet certain eligibility requirements. The CCM exam has two major application requirements to apply under. The requirements must be met fully at the time the CCM exam application is submitted. We always suggest that you read the certification guide before applying or call the CCMC Customer Service Team who will be able to assist you in determining if you are eligible to apply for the CCM exam.
There are two eligibility requirements for the CCM Exam: 1) Licensure OR Education AND 2) Employment Experience.
For the Licensure or Education, you must hold at least ONE (see options A and B):
Option A: A current, active, and unrestricted licensure or certification in a health or human services discipline. The license or certification must allow for you to conduct an assessment independently. If you are unsure that your license or certification allows you to practice independently, please contact your state governing board. Some examples of licenses and certifications that meeting this eligibility requirement are: RN, LCSW, LMSW, LPC, CRC and CDMS.
Option B: A Baccalaureate or graduate degree in social work, nursing, or another health or human services field that promotes the physical, psychosocial, and/or vocational well-being of the persons being served. The degree must be from an institution that is fully accredited by a nationally recognized educational accreditation organization, and as part of the education curriculum, include supervised field experience in case management, health, or behavioral health.
For the Employment Experience, you must meet at least ONE (see options 1-2-3):
Option 1: Twelve months (12) months of acceptable full-time case management employment experience in the last five years, supervised by a board-certified case manager (CCM). Your Supervisor must be certified for at least one year at the time of your application.
Option 2: Twenty-four months (24) months of acceptable full-time case management employment experience in the last five years. (Supervision by a CCM is not required under this category).
Option 3: Twelve months (12) months of acceptable full-time case management employment experience as a supervisor of individuals who provide case management services. This must also fall in the last five years.
If you meet these requirements, you are now ready to apply! As always, if you have any questions, our Customer Service team is ready to help! You can reach us at 856-380-6836.