Decoding the Credentials
CARE MANAGER CERTIFIED (CMC)
Applicants need an academic degree in a related field with up to six years of experience caring for people with chronic disabilities. Must pass a four-hour exam.
CERTIFIED CASE MANAGER (CCM)
Must pass a 180-question exam and get a license or certification that allows the caregiver—such as a nurse—to operate independently, without supervision.
CERTIFIED ADVANCED SOCIAL WORKER IN CASE MANAGEMENT (C-ASWCM)
In addition to a master's degree in social work, an applicant needs 1,500 paid supervised hours with direct case management experience.
CERTIFIED SOCIAL WORK CASE MANAGER (C-SWCM)
Similar to advanced certification, but designed for people with bachelor's degrees in social work.