PACS™ The Badge of Excellence
The Prior Authorization Certified Specialist (PACS™) certification is the first and only accredited certification for prior authorizations, access, and reimbursement in the world.
Achieving the PACS™ demonstrates the highest standards of knowledge and excellence. It also sets the stage for continual professional development through values centered on lifelong learning.
As a PACS™ certified professional, you must meet specified requirements to maintain and renew your certification every three (3) years. Maintaining your certification is essential as a professional.
Why should I recertify as a PACS™ professional?
What are the benefits of maintaining my certification?
Specialization in a growing field
Be recognized as an expert in a growing industry.
Give yourself better odds for better pay when you earn an accredited certification tackling a tough industry.
Gain opportunities to network with your prior authorization peers from across the healthcare industry.
Raise the standards for your industry through accredited certifications, knowledge checks, and more.
Requirements for renewing your PACS certification:
The PACS™ credential is valid for three (3) years. To keep your certification active, there are two paths:
Recertification Option 1 : Completing ten (10) hours of continuing education modules provided by the ACMA and successful quiz completion of each module
Recertification Option 2 : Retaking and passing the exam
Additionally, an annual yearly attestation is required for either of the above paths.
The cost for recertification is $299 USD.
To recertify with option 1, choose ten (10) hours of continuing education from the following courses:
(Note each course is equivalent to 2 CEs. You must choose at least 5 courses from the list below to maintain your certification).
Pharmacy Mobile Applications & Resources
Social & Behavioral Pharmacy
Diversity in Clinical Trials
Prevention of Prescription Drug Fraud Waste and Abuse
To begin your recertification, log into the ACMA online portal
On your dashboard under available courses find PACS™ Recertification courses
Choose either course option 1 or option 2
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