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Case Management Certification FAQs

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Welcome to the FAQs section for the American Academy of Case Management. This area is provided to you as a source of information that may be more clarified, related to questions you may have in regards to our fellowship certification programs. Information regarding re-application for continued Fellowship, as well as information about our online continuing education courses, is also provided.

We highly recommend that you first thoroughly review all of the information on our website, under the main page for case management and Fellowship. Access main page. If after reviewing all of the provided information and this FAQs section, any other questions may be addressed by completing our request for information form online here. Thank you for your interest in the American Academy of Case Management.

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What is a Fellowship?

Answer: Our members receive a Fellowship in Case Management as an outcome of the credentialing process. Fellows may use the initials: “FAACM” after their names which stands for “Fellow in the American Academy of Case Management.” We consider Fellowship to be a very high level of credentialing, signifying advanced education and practice experiences. Fellowship in a professional organization is generally regarded as the attainment of the highest level of possible recognition and credentialing in a specialty practice.


What Are The Criteria/standards I Will Need To Meet To Achieve Fellowship?

Answer: The educational criteria and standards are well and clearly defined within our website. Please access our main page to preview these requirements. Access here.


Over The Years, I Have Completed Many Seminars And Continuing Education Courses Related To Case Management. Will These Apply Toward The Education Requirements For Certification?

Answer: Please send in any transcript for review to determine if they can be utilized and an AIHCP course waived. You can contact us here.


Must I Be a Registered Nurse To Achieve Fellowship?

Answer: No. While many practicing case managers today are registered nurses, they are not the only professional who have qualified to practice case management. Case Management is also practiced by social workers and other behavioral health specialists, respiratory therapists, geriatric counselors, occupational therapists, insurance specialist, etc. Regardless of the practice setting and professional occupation/licensure, candidate applying for Fellowship need to meet the defined criteria for application and conferral.


What is the Role of the Certified Case Manager?

Answer: The role of the certified case manager is varied by practice setting. We have prepared a page that speaks to the current and evolving roles. You may access this page here: Click here


What is the Process for Achieving This Certification?

Answer: There is a two-phase process. In order to provide clear and sufficient information on the process we have developed a separate page that defines the process. You may access this information on the certification process at this link: click here.


How Can I Submit an Application?

Answer: Making application is easy. We provide an online application form and a printable application form as well. Those wishing to make application can find these forms at this link. Please note that incomplete applications will not be reviewed. All applications that are submitted must include all required documents and verification as specified for review and consideration of certification conferral. Before making any application, you must meet the defined pre-requisites for a given program and have successfully completed the full continuing education curriculum, or a curriculum from a program that AIHCP, Inc. has officially approved.


Once I Have Achieved Fellowship, Does It Ever Expire?

Answer: Yes. A conferred Fellowship has a period of four (4) years. At the end of the four-year period the Fellowship will expire. The American Academy of Case Management provides a full program for continuing status of Fellowship. Detailed information on the criteria is provided on our website. Access here.


I Am Currently a Fellow in the American Academy of Case Management. I Know I Am Required to Achieve Additional Education in Case Management in Order to Qualify for Re-fellowship in the Future. Does the American Academy of Case Management Offer Any Continuing Education Courses That I May Take to Meet My Education Requirements?

Answer: Yes, we offer recertification CE courses. You can view them all by category at the following link.  Access here.


Do You Have Any Testimonials From Professionals Who Have Become Certified Through Your Programs?

Answer: Yes. We have a testimonials page on our website that you may view at the following link. Access Here.