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RAC-CT Certification In-Person Workshop - IHCA

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Workshop Open to All

RAC-CT Certification In-Person Workshop

When: May 9 - 11, 2023 @ 8:00am EST


Members: $910 | Non-Members: $910

About This Event

Increase your knowledge of clinical assessment and care planning, completion of the MDS, the regulations surrounding the RAI/MDS process, and managing the PDPM by attending an AAPACN Resident Assessment Coordinator-Certified (RAC-CT) certification workshop. Having the RAC-CT credential behind your name shows you are a knowledgeable and capable MDS professional. RAC-CT certification is the nationally recognized gold-standard in resident assessment in the long-term care nursing profession. By earning this credential, individuals have shown their expertise in skilled nursing facility prospective payment system and minimum data set (MDS 3.0) assessment.

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. If you have less than six months of experience, we highly recommend taking MDS Essentials as a foundation to get you started and make sure you’re prepared to succeed in the RAC-CT program. 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.

Your registration includes three days of instruction from a Master Teacher, access to digital workshop materials, and access to the ten certification exams. We suggest downloading and saving each PDF to a device of your choice. Although not required, you may print the PDFs at your own expense. If you decide to print your  materials, please remember that changes and updates are continually incorporated into the workshop materials.

Download the course flyer here.

The Value of AAPACN Certification

For a second year, analysts at INOVALON compared CMS Five-Star site-of-care data with AAPACN® certification data for facilities employing at least one staff member holding a Resident Assessment Coordinator-Certified (RAC-CT®), Director of Nurse Services-Certified (DNS-CT®), or QAPI Certified Professional (QCP®) certification and found a positive correlation between star rating and AAPACN certification. Specifically, the research provides evidence that facilities staffed with AAPACN certified nurses have:

  • Fewer survey deficiencies than those that do not
  • Lower risk of civil money penalties from survey deficiencies
  • Overall higher average Five-Star Quality Rating
  • Higher average Quality Measure Scores


Curriculum Details

Details about the curriculum including learning objectives and agenda items can be found here.

Cost of workshop:

  • $710 AAPACN Member | $910 Non-member
  • $868 with new AAPACN membership (AAPACN Membership is $158/year)

Location of training:

IHCA Office, 1 N. Capitol Ave. Suite 110, Indianapolis, IN


  • Days: May 9-11, 2023
  • Time: 8 am – 5 pm (EST), daily
    • Lunch provided from 12-1pm, daily

Access additional program and workshop information (including CEs and cancellation policy) here.

Our Speakers

Christine Twombly, RN- BC, RAC-MT, HRM, CHC
Appeals & Denials Management Coordinator , Proactive LTC Consulting

A Special Thanks to Our Sponsors

Questions about this event?

Please email Katie, IHCA/INCAL’s director of education, using the form below.

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