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Master Teacher

AAPACN Master Teacher Information

Why become a Master Teacher?

AAPACN Master Teachers are knowledge experts in their field. They are leaders in training and communicating changes and best practices in the RAI process, clinical reimbursement, and managing regulatory requirements. Master Teachers make it possible for AAPACN to share its nationally recognized certification programs across the country, through the live workshop experience.

Think you have what it takes? We want to hear from you! Review the application requirements and submit the form, below. We will contact you with next steps in the application process.

Application Process

Minimum Requirements

  • Attend an AAPACN live workshop for the program you wish to teach
  • Maintain an active certification in the educational program you wish to teach
  • Maintain an active AAPACN membership
  • Hold a current RN license

Experience Requirements


  • Three years of clinical reimbursement consulting experience or 5 years of NAC experience
  • Demonstrated experience as a teacher/trainer or speaker
  • Advanced, working knowledge of the RAI process, Five Star Quality Rating, Quality Measures, and Medicare requirements

Required Documents

  • Current resume
  • Three national or college-level speaking engagement evaluations with score of 90% or above
  • Three letters of recommendation

Exam Information

If your application is approved, you will be required to sit for an oral examination. The oral examination is a thorough review of your expertise, based on the established body of knowledge you are interested in teaching. It is also an examination of your speaking skills, and your ability to verbally explain curriculum and program concepts to an audience.

  • You must pass the exam with a score of at least 80%
  • There is a $300 oral exam fee, charged for each attempt
  • You may sit for the exam two times in a year
    • If you don’t pass the first time, you must wait 90 days before another attempt
    • If you don’t pass the second time, you must wait one year before another attempt

Interested in applying?

Fill out the form below and a staff member will contact you with next steps.

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