Ways You Can Earn Ethics CE

Posted by Debby Formica on 04/24/2018 - 3:29 PM

As a board-certified case manager, you have made the commitment to yourself, your clients and the profession to uphold a high standard of ethical excellence. Part of the Commission’s values is to advocate for consumer protection, quality case management practice and ethical standards and behavior. This is why the Commission introduced the Ethics CE requirement for renewal in 2015 along with the update to the Code of Professional Conduct.

We understand that this renewal cycle is the first time you are encountering this new Ethics requirement and that some of you go-getters may have had your 80 CEs completed for this renewal cycle years ago before the Ethics requirement was introduced. Therefore, we want to make it as easy as possible for you to earn the Ethics CEs you need to renew your credential and continue advancing your career!

Here are some of the ways you can earn your Ethics CEs:

  • CCMC Code of Professional Conduct: Two continuing education credits are available FREE to CCMs based on the CCMC Code of Professional Conduct. Just review the material and take the Ethics post-test!
  • Recorded Webinar: Earn 1 Ethics CE after watching the webinar Navigating Ethical Dilemmas in Day-to-Day Practice and completing the post test.
  • Pace Directory: Currently, there are over 160 Ethics related continuing education credits listed in the PACE directory. All the courses pre-approved for CCM renewal are found in the searchable directory. They include webinars, onsite events, journal articles, home-based learning courses and web-based education.
  • Case Management Body of Knowledge®: The Commission's CMBOK® contains 10 Ethics CEs. A total of 103 CEs are currently included in the subscription to CMBOK. Please access the CMBOK through your CCM account to receive a discounted rate of $99.

Still, have questions about earning your Ethics CEs? Give our Renewal Navigators a call at 856-380-6836, they are available Monday - Friday from 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM EDT.


This new requirement is important but it creates an undue burden to have introduced the requirement within a short time frame closer to renewal. When you have just 2 years to meet these parameters it really is stressful.. CCMC should be waiving fees for CCM's that perhaps have non preapproved CE's for ethics as we did not have a full 5 years to meet the requirement. I did want to voice my disappointment in the way this was implemented.

Hi Ilene, We apologize that you feel this requirement is stressful, we have made every effort to make this process easier for all CCMs. We have reached out to all renewals with free resources for ethics CEs. If you need more information in regards to the free ethics courses that are offered, please reach out to one of our renewal navigators at 856-380-6836.

It looks like we have to allow 6 weeks to get results of post test for ethics CEUs. If that is correct, it is too late for me to submit before my May 31renewal date. Am I correct? Also, I have tried to return CCM’s phone all message twice and have been told to leave a message with no return of call. Is there another way of contact? Thank you.

Hi Pam, Thank you for reaching out. The CE post-test is now available online, and the results are available immediately. Please follow this link to complete the online post-test: https://ccmcertification.org/about-ccmc/code-professional-conduct/ccmc-code-professional-conduct-ce-posttest/exam. Our renewal navigators typically return all voicemails within 24 hours and we apologize for not reaching back out to you. As we do not have another customer service line, you can always contact us via email at ccmchq@ccmcertification.org.

How many Ethics CE are required for CCMC renewal

Hi Vickie, Thank you for reaching out! 8 Ethics CEs are required for CCM renewal. You can find more information about renewal requirements in our Renewal Guide: https://ccmcertification.org/stay-certified/renewal/renewal-guide.

Thank you!

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