The Commission's CCM-R™ retirement credential allows non-practicing CCMs to remain flexible about their future. CCM-R permits retired CCMs to regain full CCM status without re-taking the exam. If your retirement status changes and you wish to regain the use of your CCM certification, you would simply need to meet the renewal criteria and pay the renewal fee at the time of reinstatement.
Choosing the CCM-R leaves the door open to reactivate your CCM in case you want to return to the workforce within your renewal period (5 years from expiration date). For example, if you return to full time work, part-time work, volunteering, mentoring, or consulting you would have the option to renew without re-taking the exam.
A CCM may go into retirement status up to nine months after the expiration date on their certificate. If a CCM has an expired certification and chooses to gain retirement status in that nine month timeframe, the CCM certification start date will begin the date of payment.
If you have an active CCM certification and choose to retire your credential, the CCM-R start date will begin the day after your current certification expires.
When you earned your Certified Case Manager® credential, you joined the best of the best. Stay in the game as long as you can—on your own terms.
NOTE: If an individual is providing consulting or other services using their CCM certification, he or she should NOT select the retirement designation, but should continue to maintain the CCM certification.