We are pleased to announce and congratulate the inaugural class of Certified OASIS Quality Specialists (COQS) for earning a passing score on the COQS examination.
The COQS, introduced earlier this fall, is our industry’s newest and most valuable OASIS certification demonstrating a strong knowledge of OASIS and the ability to accurately interpret assessment data and complete the CMS OASIS Item Set in a compliant fashion. Developed, reviewed, psychometrically analyzed and beta tested by industry leading OASIS experts, the COQS is an accurate and important measure of OASIS proficiency.
The percentage of candidates who passed the exam in one attempt was 76%. Most of these new certificants took the 8-week online preparation course prior to sitting for the exam. Those who did not pass the exam may retake it after 30 days (candidates are limited to three attempts annually).
The COQS is a three-year certification and those earning this designation are entitled to several complimentary benefits to help them stay up-to-date with new guidance and best practices during the three-year period. After the three years, they may take a recertification exam (80 questions v. 100 questions) at a discounted price.
Anyone may take the exam online at any time and we will be continuously adding the names of new certificants to our registry. We will be offering the 8-week preparation course again in 2018. For more information about COQS, please click the link below or contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org or 800-379-0361