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QAPI Certified Professional (QCP)

QAPI is the key to continuous growth and sustained performance improvement. An effective QAPI program requires full IDT participation and a data driven approach that can be turned into action plans that minimize risk, maximize efficiencies, and improve resident outcomes. Developed and offered by AANAC's sister association, the American Association of Directors of Nursing Services (AADNS), the QAPI Certified Professional (QCP) education and certification program is intended for members of the QAPI/QAA committee and covers all aspects of QAPI from theory to application-based strategies. Learn how to translate data into actionable information and drive performance improvement. QCP provides practical and relevant quality improvement education that can be applied in all aspects of QAPI. 

Exclusive Discounts For AANAC Members

AANAC members save 40-50% when purchasing courses, ordering the QCP certification exam (sold separately), or registering for a two-day prep workshop. Learn more about the QCP Certification by downloading the Candidate Handbook provided by AADNS.  

After purchasing courses, ordering the exam, or registering for a workshop, please note that all emails regarding your order will come from AADNS rather than AANAC. 

QCP Curriculum

Nationally recognized nurse educators have developed a five-part educational program that will make it easy for you to get ready for the certification exam and will help you become an expert in the process. When you sign up for QAPI education, you will receive a complimentary update when the final regulations are released. Courses can be purchased individually or as a bundled package, depending upon your needs. The courses will help you:

  • Conduct a Root Cause Analysis with simple directions and realistic examples
  • Lead an effective and efficient team meeting using a tip sheet to assist with agenda preparation
  • Use team decision making techniques that can be applied to many different situations
  • Utilize data to drive improvement and prioritize what corrective actions should be taken
  • Work through a PIP by following a realistic example 

Courses include:

  • QAPI Design and Scope for Skilled Nursing Facilities (CEs: 2.8)
  • QAPI Governance and Leadership for Skilled Nursing Facilities (CEs: 2.3)
  • QAPI Feedback, Data Systems, and Monitoring for Skilled Nursing Facilities (CEs: 1.5)
  • QAPI Performance Improvement Projects for Skilled Nursing Facilities (CEs: 1.5)
  • QAPI Systematic Analysis and Systemic Action for Skilled Nursing Facilities (CEs: 1.3)

QCP Recertification

To maintain your QCP certification, you must recertify every four years by:

  • Submitting a recertification application 
  • Completing and maintaining 100 CE hours

To learn more and to purchase an application, please click the button below, which will direct you to the AADNS website. Once there, you'll need to login with your AANAC login information. AANAC members will receive member pricing on the AADNS website.

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