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OASIS-C Certification Exam: Fort Lauderdale

HCAF will be offering the paper and pencil version of the OASIS Answers, Inc.’s COS-C exam. Home care providers may take this voluntary exam in order to demonstrate their expertise and commitment to OASIS accuracy. The exam consists of 100-multiple choice questions and there is 2.5 hours provided to complete it. Upon successful completion of the exam, participants are awarded the Certificate for OASIS Specialist – Clinical (COS-C) designation. Computer-based testing is also available.

4/21/2017
When: Friday, April 21, 2017
From 8:15 AM until 11:00, Registration at 7:45 AM
Where: Courtyard Fort Lauderdale Airport & Cruise Port Hotel
400 Gulf Stream Way
Dania Beach, Florida  33004
United States
Contact: Julia Heath
(850) 222-8967

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OASIS Answers' COS-C Exam: Demonstrate Your Expertise in OASIS!


HCAF will be offering the paper and pencil version of the OASIS Answers, Inc.’s COS-C exam. Home care providers may take this voluntary exam in order to demonstrate their expertise and commitment to OASIS accuracy. The exam consists of 100-multiple choice questions and there is 2.5 hours provided to complete it. Upon successful completion of the exam, participants are awarded the Certificate for OASIS Specialist – Clinical (COS-C) designation. Computer-based testing is also available.

Are you...
• Looking to earn your certificate in OASIS and enhance your professional credibility?
• Wanting to demonstrate your OASIS expertise?
• Desiring an objective evaluation of your knowledge?
• Searching for a way to increase your value to your current or future employer or clients?

If any of these apply to you, consider sitting for the Certificate for OASIS Specialist-Clinical (COS-C) examination. OASIS Answers' COS-C exam is the only nationally standardized, psychometrically validated test with a ten-year, 13,000 candidate track record of evaluating a clinician's knowledge of CMS' OASIS data collection guidelines. The exam itself undergoes rigorous performance and item-analysis adhering to psychometric industry standards to ensure item validity, content relevance, result reliability and overall evaluation integrity. Employing such a rigorous process allows OASIS Answers' to confidently award the COS-C certificate to those select individuals who demonstrate OASIS expertise by passing the COS-C exam.

Interested, but have a few questions? Here are the most frequently asked questions about the exam from potential candidates like you!

How difficult is the exam?
• The COS-C Exam Passing Rate in 2012 was 75%. Passing rate is defined as the percentage of candidates who achieved a successful passing score during a specified time frame (i.e. during the calendar year 2012, 75 out of every 100 COS-C testing candidates achieved the passing score).
• Historically (From 2004 - 2012) the passing rate has remained extremely consistent, varying between 71% and 76% from year to year.

What information is covered?
• The exam will always test you on the most current CMS OASIS data collection Guidelines.
• Visit OASIS Answers' COS-C Exam Prep webpage to view the latest exam detail including an expanded description on all 9 exam content areas along with a sample test question for each.
• The COS-C exam is open book so feel free to bring any helpful resources with you, including our newly released 2013 "Instant" OASIS Answers.

o Suggested resources: CMS Core OASIS Documents; OASIS-C Guidance Manual, Chapter 3; CMS OASIS Q&A's; CMS Quarterly OASIS Q&As; other CMS-based resources/handouts from OASIS training classes.

How much does the exam cost?
• The COS-C Exam is a three-year designation, thus when you pass the COS-C exam, you will not incur yearly maintenance fees or have costly mandatory Continuing Education requirements to fulfill. Decide for yourself how you'd like to stay up-to-date, utilizing whatever self-study or formal workshop approach you prefer.
• There are different costs for taking the COS-C exam depending on (a) which type of administration you choose (Paper & Pencil vs. Computer Based Testing), (b) if you are a renewal or an initial candidate and (c) if you take the exam with or without the preceeding Blueprint for OASIS-C Data Accuracy workshop offered the 2 days prior to the exam at the same location.
Paper & Pencil Exam offered without "Blueprint": Initial Exam $300, Renewal Exam $250
Paper & Pencil Exam offered with "Blueprint": Initial Exam $250, Renewal Exam $200
For Computer Based Testing (CBT) pricing: visit OAI's CBT homepage.

How do I prepare?
• Independent study of the current rules and guidance provided by CMS is recommended for all exam candidates though is not explicitly required.
• Attend a session of the 2-day Blueprint for OASIS Accuracy workshop and receive the most comprehensive and focused review of current data collection guidance available, while receiving a $50 discount on your exam registration rate if you test directly after the class.
• Every Blueprint for OASIS Accuracy attendee will receive a free copy of the 500+ page Blueprint handout which contains all the most recent versions of the CMS data collection resources, and which is an invaluable resource for review and during the open-book exam. The handout is updated monthly with the most current CMS guidance, so please recognize that older copies may contain outdated or incomplete guidance.
• Use the domain descriptions and sample questions on our COS-C Exam Prep webpage to test yourself.
• If you cannot attend training, at the very least, make sure you have and are familiar with the most current CMS OASIS guidance.
COS-C Exam Details & Sample Questions

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Exam registration must be received 2 weeks prior to exam date.

http://www.oasisanswers.com/exams/cos-c-exam-04-21-17-ft-lauderdale-fl

Check-in at exam site between 7:30am-8:15am. Exam instruction starts at 8:15am.
Exam Questions? Contact OASIS Answers at 425.868.2304 or info@oasisanswers.com.

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