RAC-CT Certification Virtual Workshop 2/7/2023 by RKL

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, consider 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

This workshop will be hosted online, through a virtual platform. 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.

All times are listed in Eastern Time (ET). If you are unsure what time this workshop will begin where you are, please use this link as a quick reference: www.worldtimebuddy.com


  • Days: February 7-9
  • Time: 8 am - 5 pm (ET), daily

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

Hosted by: RKL LLP


Tracy B. Montag, BSN, RN, RAC-MT



With over 25 years of clinical experience in long-term care; Tracy has extensive expertise in the Resident Assessment Instrument (RAI) process, staff training, reimbursement systems, compliance and operational performance analysis. Her in-depth knowledge is concentrated in state and federal regulations, operations and reimbursement. Prior to joining RKL, Tracy held various positions in the long-term care field since 1990.

Tracy has participated as an instructor/speaker on health care topics at various seminars and conventions for state and national level health care organizations. She has worked as an independent contractor for the Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services (CMS) participating in educational videos titled: MDS 3.0 and the Interdisciplinary Team and the MDS 3.0 and Facility Leadership. She is a Master Teacher for the AANAC RAC-CT program.

In 2006, Tracy was the co-leader for the State of Pennsylvania in the MDS 3.0 Pilot Project functioning as a Gold Standard Nurse, responsible for the research, data collection and site training piece of the project. Pennsylvania was one of only eight states that participated in this pilot project. Tracy is acknowledged as an expert in Long Term Care by CMS based on her contribution in the development, testing, writing, formatting and ongoing review and maintenance of the MDS 3.0 RAI Manual, MDS 3.0 data Item Set, and MDS 3.0 Data Specifications.

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