RAC-CT Certification In-Person Workshop 6/6/2023 by IAHCA 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 10 associated final certification exams with a score of 80% or higher. There are three exam attempts per course. Recertification is required every two years

Your registration includes three days of instruction from a Master Teacher, access to digital workshop materials, and access to the ten 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: June 6-8
  • Time: 8 am - 5 pm (CT), daily

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

Hosted by: IAHCA


Tammy Cassidy, RN, BSN, LNHA, RAC-MT


T. L. Cassidy & Associates, LLC

Tammy Cassidy is a registered nurse with over 29 years of experience in long term care, specializing in MDS and clinical quality. She is also a Licensed Nursing Home Administrator and former CMS DAVE2 surveyor. Tammy understands not only the clinical quality aspect of long-term care, but is also a valuable regulatory, risk management, and financial asset for your organization. She is frequent speaker offering education for many organizations including the Ohio Health Care Association, Leading Age, The Academy of Senior Health Sciences, and the American College of Health Care Administrators on topics related to clinical quality, risk management, and reimbursement. She is the proud recipient of the 2017 ACHCA Educator of the Year award. 

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