RAC-CT Certification In-Person Workshop 5/14/2024 by IHCA & CLA in West Des Moines, IA

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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  associated final certification exams with a score of 80% or higher. You will have one year from the date of the workshop before they expire. There are three exam attempts per course. Recertification is required every two years.

*PLEASE NOTE: This workshop is geared towards those who are not yet RAC-CT certified. 

Your registration includes three days of in-person instruction from a Master Teacher, access to digital workshop materials, and access to the 10 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.

This workshop will be hosted at the following location:

1775 90th St
West Des Moines, IA 50266

All times are listed in the time zone of the state the workshop will be held in.


  • Days: May 14-16
  • Time: 8 am - 5 pm (CT), daily

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

Hosted by: IHCA & CLA


Jillian Martin, MSN, FNP, RN, BS, DNS-CT, RAC-MT

Reimbursement Consultant


Jillian Martin, RN, RAC-MT is a Senor Healthcare consultant for CliftonLarsonAllen. Jillian has over 17 years of experience in long-term healthcare consulting. She is a certified Director of Nursing and an MDS Master Teacher. She specializes in Medicare and Medicaid reimbursement systems and processes, including audit and education. She has expertise in state and federal regulatory processes including assistance with survey readiness, preparation, mock survey, plan of correction and management of quality measures. Jillian has extensive experience in operational assessments for a wide variety of post-acute care settings and assists multiple organizations evaluate, improve and manage their data and quality across systems like the 5 Star quality rating system, Value based purchasing, Quality reporting and staffing. Jillian is also an FNP working at a local hospital as an acute care hospitalist. Jillian has a passion for teaching and guiding organizations in process improvement and best practice.

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