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MDS 3.0 Certification

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The RAI MDS 3.0 process was developed by the Centers for Medicare and Medicaid (CMS) to promote quality of care and for reimbursement programs. The position of a MDS Coordinator serves as a very important role in the Long-Term Care settings. Each Coordinator leads the responsibility in efficiently & accurately completing the MDS/RAI process to assure Quality of Care and to maximize reimbursement for the services rendered. Becoming a MDS Coordinator will allow you to become a part of the management team within the Long-Term care setting.

MDS Training Institute has been training successful new MDS Coordinators and Long Term care professional since 2006. We have developed a comprehensive 6 week training to especially serve new clinicians to the MDS/RAI Process. (We also offer a 4 day accelerated certification course)

We believe that new clinicians need ample time and practice to successfully perform in a facility as MDS Coordinators.

 Program Objectives Include:

  • Understanding the principles and process of RAI/MDS 3.0
  • Understanding MDS 3.0 Coding for OBRA and PPS
  • Accurately assessing Activities for Daily Living for the MDS (ADLs)
  • Understanding PPS/Medicare Timing and Scheduling
  • Completion of Care Area Assessment Summary (CAAS)
  • Understanding the MDS/Careplan Coordinator roles and responsibilities
  • Understand RUG IV classification system for Medicare billing
  • Receive certification upon successfully completion of Basic MDS 3.0 & MDS 3.0 for PPS/ Medicare exams -MDS Coordinator Certification Program (MDS-CCP)
  • Tools to get you started!

Why Choose Us

The training also includes a sample resume and tips on interviewing for positions.

We will even assist you in writing your resume! (additional fees do apply)

We offer ongoing support to each student for one year post completion of the program.


Our program has worked for several nurses obtaining positions immediately following our trainings.

Employers that advertised “experienced only” have trusted our graduates to fill their positions!


We offer convenient ways to obtain your personal and professional goal of becoming a MDS Coordinator


MDS Coordinator Certificate Program- Virtual Classroom (online)

  • Attend live classes from your home or office
  • Totally Interactive
  • Ability to ” raise your hand” during the training if you have a question
  • Smaller class sizes for more personalized training
  • Trainers encourage participation of all students
  • Ability to verbalize questions via computer or by telephone
  • Meet other like-minded clinicians

MDS Coordinator Certificate Program- Classroom


See Our Training Schedule page for start dates, times, locations & registrations!


Price for MDS Coordinator Certification Program 


Required manual 89.00


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