All registrations must be made through: https://www.aapacn.org/education/rac-ct/
RAC-CT Core Curriculum
The RAC-CT® certification program consists of 10 education courses designed for post-acute care professionals with at least six months of experience with the MDS/RAI process. To earn the RAC-CT credential, you must successfully complete the 10 associated final certification exams with a score of 80% or higher. There are three exam attempts per course. Recertification is required every two years.
Below is the suggested order for the self-study courses; if you attend a workshop, the order will be slightly different.
- MDS 3.0 Coding for OBRA and PPS, Part 1 (CEs – 2)
- MDS 3.0 Coding for OBRA and PPS, Part 2 (CEs – 3)
- Accurately Assessing Functional Status and the MDS 3.0 (CEs – 2)
- Care Area Assessments and the MDS 3.0 (CEs – 2)
- Care Planning and the MDS 3.0 (CEs – 2)
- OBRA Timing and Scheduling for the MDS 3.0 (CEs – 2)
- Managing the Patient-Driven Payment Model in a SNF (CEs – 2)
- Introduction to Medicare Part A (CEs – 2.5)
- Quality Measures and the MDS 3.0 (CEs – 2.9)
- The Five-Star Quality Rating System (CEs – 2)
To be eligible to become RAC-CT® Certified (Resident Assessment Coordinator—Certified) an individual must:
- Be a clinician/professional involved in the RAI process. We recommend six months of experience with the RAI process and MDS 3.0.
- Pass ten certification exams with an 80% or higher.
*Certifications are good for two years once all required courses are passed.
The American Association of Post-Acute Care Nursing (AAPACN) is accredited by the American Nurses Credentialing Center’s Commission on Accreditation. AAPACN works in conjunction with the National Association of Long-Term Care Administrator Boards (NAB) to provide nursing home administrators with continuing education credit for any AAPACN workshop attended.
Continuing Education Hours
The RAC-CT workshop is approved for 22.5 CEs.California Only Statement: Provider approved by the California Board of Registered Nursing. Provider #16860, for 22.5 Contact Hours.
Course Completion Requirements
CEs are based upon actual attendance for the duration of the scheduled educational activity verified through sign-in reports. If a student must leave before the activity is scheduled to end or is late arriving, he/she will not receive full CE credit, however, partial credit may be awarded. Each attendee, based on attendance, will receive a CE certificate upon completion of the education activity. The final certification exams are not a requirement for claiming a CE certificate for the workshop
CANCELLATION POLICY: AAPACN and the Training Partner are not responsible for any fees incurred due to cancellations or postponements. Attendee cancellations must be submitted in writing via email to [email protected] Registrants who are unable to attend may send a substitute in their place. Cancellations received more than 30 business days prior to the start date of the workshop will receive a full refund. Cancellations received 14-30 business days prior to the start date of the workshop will receive a full refund, minus a $250 processing fee paid to Training Partner. No refunds will be issued for cancellations received less than 13 business days prior to the start date of the workshop except for emergencies or a visit from State Surveyors. No refunds will be issued for cancelations due to weather if the workshop itself is not cancelled.