What Kind of Training, Certification, or License Does a Case Manager Need?
Case managers come from a variety of professional backgrounds and disciplines—including social work, nursing, gerontology, to name a few. They need to understand how to both work with individuals and families and navigate complicated service systems. Case Managers are trained to help people in the context of their unique social environments and are distinctly prepared to offer care services. In fact, the social work profession grew out of early case management work in the early 20th century, and social workers have remained active in case management since that time.
Certification is available in case management and specialty areas of practice, such as gerontology. Knowing a case manager is certified can help you to feel confident that you are working with a skilled, well-trained professional.
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Some workplaces require certification, but others do not.