Professional Case Manager

Whether you came to case management from a nursing, social work or other social services background, you’ve already discovered that it is a vibrant, expanding field. Today, tens of thousands of case managers are employed in a range of health care settings and in independent practice, and case management is among the job categories projected to grow at the fastest rate.

Board certification is your next step in professional growth and advancement. The CCM® credential is the gold standard, demonstrating your knowledge, expertise, skills and ability to practice competently. Board certification encourages accountability and ensures consumer protection is your highest concern. It underscores your ability to work effectively on today’s multi-disciplinary team environment. And research shows that employers are increasingly requiring case managers to seek certification. To learn more about the CCM, the oldest and only research-based case manager certification, visit the exam schedule and study materials.

The Commission promotes scientific knowledge development and dissemination for professional case managers. We are committed to advancing the profession and advancing the science about the practice of case management, including gathering multiple examples across various health care settings and that demonstrate the benefits of professional case management in improving the delivery of health care services for patients.  The Commission offers a number of tools and resources to support you in your professional growth and to create a more efficient pathway to board certification.

To delve more deeply, we invite you to subscribe to the Commission's Case Management Body of Knowledge®, the first comprehensive, web-based, peer-reviewed, online knowledge resource available about the practice of case management.  Based on the ground-breaking Case Management Knowledge Framework developed by the Commission, you’ll find continuing education opportunities there, too.

Our CMLearning Network® is designed to offer complimentary information about the current and future practice of high-quality case management services. Find Issue Briefs there, or read about the work your fellow case managers, policymakers and employers are doing to advance quality, effective care delivery.

Looking for a new job, or ready to take the next step in your career? Find the right opportunity using our Career Center.