Certification Comparison

Which certification is right for me?

Determining the certification that is right for you is an important step in your decision to becoming certified. In addition to the information below, review the exam blueprints/domains or test content outlines for each of the exams. The content that best matches your position or area of expertise is a good determinant of the exam that is right for you. This information can be found on each of the websites.

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Certification Comparison
  Care Coordination and Transition Management (CCCTM®) Nursing Case Management Case Management
Name Certified in Care Coordination and Transition Management Nurse Case Management Certified Case Manager
Credential CCCTM RN-BC CCM
Intended Audience RNs in a care coordination and transition management role RNs in a case management role Any health or human services professionals including RNs in a case management role
Certifying Body Medical-Surgical Nursing Certification Board (MSNCB) American Nurses Credentialing Center (ANCC) Commission for Case Manager Certification (CCMC)
Certifying Body Website msncb.org nursecredentialing.org ccmcertification.org
Accreditation Yes, by Accreditation Board for Specialty Nursing Certification (ABSNC) Yes, by Accreditation Board for Specialty Nursing Certification (ABSNC) Yes, by National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA)
Accepted by ANCC for Magnet Recognition Status Yes Yes Yes
On the VA Office of Nursing Services (ONS) Master Certification List Yes Yes Yes
Certification Duration 5 years 5 years 5 years
Certification Eligibility Criteria
  Care Coordination and Transition Management Nursing Case Management Case Management
Licensure Registered Nurse Registered Nurse Health or human services discipline (or baccalaureate/ graduate degree)
Time in Practice 2 Years 2 Years 2 Years or 1 year supervised or 1 year supervising /in past 5 years
Type of Practice Clinical, management, or education Clinical Clinical, management
Practice Hours 2,000 Hours /3 years 2,000 Hours /3 years N/A
Contact Hours None 30 CH /3 Years None
Certification Pricing and Discounts
  Care Coordination and
Transition Management
Nursing Case Management Case Management
Application Fees $375 $395 $385
Member Fees $255/AMSN or AAACN member $270
ANA member
None
Facility Registration Program

Yes, MSNCB FailSafe Certification Program™ which does not charge hospitals for unsuccessful candidates

Yes No
Recertification Options
  Care Coordination and
Transition Management
Nursing Case Management Case Management
By Contact Hours Yes Yes Yes
By Exam Yes Partially Yes
Recertification Eligibility Criteria
  Care Coordination and
Transition Management
Nursing Case Management Case Management
Type of Practice Clinical, management, or education Clinical or direct clinical supervision N/A
Practice Hours in 5 Years 1,000 1,000 N/A
Contact Hours in 5 Years 90 CH (including academic courses, presentations, publications, preceptorship, research)

Mandatory 75 CH
+ 1 or more of 8 renewal categories

80 CHs in specific focus areas
Recertification Pricing and Discounts
  Care Coordination and
Transition Management
Nursing Case Management Case Management
Regular Fee $275 $350 $225, plus CE review fees
Member Fee

$175 AMSN / AAACN Member

$250
ANA Member
None