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Recertification for RAC-CT

Recertification is available to individuals who have already earned their RAC-CT certification for MDS 3.0. To ensure you have ample opportunity to complete the recertification requirements, AANAC will send periodic notifications when your certification expiration date is approaching. You will also be allowed a 30-day grace period to complete the requirements. Please contact AANAC at education@AANAC.org or 800.768.1880 if you have questions about your certification expiration date or recertification eligibility.

RAC-CT Recertification Requirements

To maintain your RAC-CT certification, you must recertify every two years. The current recertification requirements include taking and passing exams for the following two courses (2.6 CEs):

  • RAC-CT 3.0 Recertification: MDS 3.0 Updates and PPS Scheduling Challenges 1.1 (CEs – 1.0) 
  • RAC-CT 3.0 Recertification: Common Coding Errors and Quality Measure Pitfalls 1.1 (CEs – 1.6)  

These courses will help you:

  • Promote person-centered care and honor resident voice and choice with knowledge of how MDS 3.0 integrates with survey, resident care, finances, and publicly reported information
  • Synthesize Quality Measure data into care plans and interventions to improve resident outcomes
  • Understand how to correctly code activities of daily living (ADLs) on the MDS 3.0 and avoid common coding errors
  • Tackle the challenges of the recent RAI User's Manual updates head-on by understanding the most significant changes to SNF PPS
  • Discover solutions to PPS scheduled and unscheduled assessment challenges with case study driven learning

If you do not meet the recertification requirements within 30 days after the expiration date of your certification, you will no longer be entitled to use the RAC-CT credential. If you choose to recertify after the 30-day grace period, you will be required to take and pass the final exams for the complete 10-course RAC-CT certification program.

Why choose AANAC for MDS education?

  • Nationally recognized – AANAC offers the only nationally accredited MDS certification program that provides in-depth, comprehensive education on all aspects of the RAI process. 
  • Expert developed, peer reviewed – AANAC’s RAC-CT is the only MDS program that  was developed by education experts in the field and peer-reviewed by a panel of RAI nurses who understand how the MDS drives resident care first and reimbursement second. 
  • On-going support and updates – AANAC content experts provide on-going updates and analysis of CMS changes so that your certification remains current and relevant.

Course Formats

AANAC provides a format that fits your learning style. Every format offers immediate access to online quizzes and the final exam, including:

  • AANAC Annual Pre-conference Workshops - Complete the final exams online after receiving live instruction from a Master Teacher.
  • Virtual Workshop - Complete the final exams online after receiving recorded instruction from two Master Teachers.
  • Online Courses Plus PDF - Complete the course and final exam online, and print a PDF of each course manual for future reference.
  • Printed Manual - Complete the final exam online and keep the course manual for future reference. 

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Have questions about AANAC education and certification? Visit our FAQs, or contact AANAC at education@AANAC.org or 800.768.1880.