Credentialing Advantage Certification Program involves streamlined steps.
Individual site visits are kept to a minimum to ensure the product remains
cost effective and efficient. Annual re-certification assures your clients
of your commitment to ongoing quality service.
the application for certification or re-certification and submit with
non-refundable application fee to RCS Services (independent third
party auditing firm).
- The contact
person specified by the applicant agency will receive Self-Audit materials
and User’s Guide via email, and will distribute the materials
to all offices
- The applicant
agency will review resources provided by Credentialing Advantage and
prepare for required audits:
certification (year one) requires self-audits at 100% of all offices,
an on-site audit at corporate location, and on-site audits at
20% of all offices not to exceed 30 evaluations.
two renewal certification requires self-audits at 100% of all
three renewal certification requires self-audits at 100% of all
offices, an on-site audit at corporate location, and on-site audits
at 10% of all offices not to exceed 15 locations.
year renewals repeat years two and three.
offices complete the self-audit for their location, and submit it,
with roster of licensed employees, to RCS Services, with an applicable
require review of 10-20% of licensed employee files based upon
the guidelines offered by Credentialing Advantage resource materials.
Services will conduct a review of all submitted self-audits, ensuring
completeness and accuracy, and will conduct verification of submitted
information as it deems necessary to ensure statistical accuracy and
program integrity. Each self-audit will be scored on a standard, uniform
scale by RCS Services.
all agency self-audits are received and scored, RCS Services will
randomly select a sampling of offices for field auditing. Arrangements
will be made to schedule appointments for these field audits.
completion of all self audits and field audits, RCS will issue a report
of the agency’s scores, including recommendations for score
improvement that might have been identified during the process.
achieving successful certification will receive the Credentialing
Advantage Certified Agency Certificate. The names of certified agencies
will be displayed on the Credentialing Advantage website.