Healthcare Accreditation Certification Program (HACP)
Knowledge you need, Recognition you deserve!

2024 HACP Preparatory Course & National Examination

The Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)
Program Outline, Faculty & Registration

Program Outline

2024 HACP-CMS Examination Preparatory Course: September 23, 2024
Registration 0730Remove Mobile Link - 0830
Welcome & Introductions
0830Remove Mobile Link - 0845
Overview of the CMS Survey & Certification Process 0845Remove Mobile Link - 1000
Break 1000 - 1015
CMS Conditions of Participation for Acute Care Hospitals 1015 - 1200
Lunch 1200 - 1300
CMS Conditions of Participation for Acute Care Hospitals 1300 - 1430
Break 1430 - 1445
Conditions of Participation for Acute Care Hospitals 1445 - 1630
Adjournment 1630
Woven throughout the education program will be a review of key content areas comprising the HACP-CMS examination!
2024 National HACP-CMS Examination: September 24, 2024
Registration & Continental Breakfast 0730Remove Mobile Link - 0830
HACP-CMS Examination 0830Remove Mobile Link - 1200

Course Facilitator

Richard Curtis RN, MS, HACP
Rick Curtis is the Chief Executive Officer for CIHQ. Rick is nationally recognized as an expert on accreditation standards and the certification survey process. CIHQ is a CMS approved deeming authority for acute care hospitals.
Rick's clinical background is in critical care nursing with a focus in cardiovascular service lines. He has held both clinical and executive management level positions in quality, risk, education, infection control, and regulatory compliance.
Rick is nationally certified in healthcare accreditation and serves as the Chair of the Board of Examiners for the Healthcare Accreditation Certification Program (HACP). Rick received his Nursing degree from the University of Hawaii and has a Master of Science degree in Health Services Administration.
Rick is a resident of Mexia, TX.