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Navigator/CAC Certification

Information about MNsure certification requirements for navigators and CACs.

Certification requirements are the same for navigators and CACs.

To begin actively assisting consumers through the MNsure marketplace, each staff member who will deliver direct consumer assistance at your organization must be certified by MNsure.

Authorized agency administrators can request certification for new staff at any time through their Agency Management Program (AMP) account.

To be certified, staff must:

  • Pass a background check
  • Complete training and pass knowledge assessments

Request a background study

Individuals seeking certification must complete a background study consent form and submit it to the ARC by secure email or by fax (651-431-7572).

Once per week, MNsure submits background study requests to the Minnesota Department of Human Services, Licensing Division for processing. MNsure typically receives results within one week, although results may be delayed. An assister-in-training will be notified of their appeal rights by mail if their background study results in a disqualification.

Complete training and pass knowledge assessments

Training is available on-demand online through the MNsure Learning Center. It typically takes less than 10 hours to complete all requirements. For a successful experience, please refer to How to Access Online Training for detailed instructions on how to locate and complete the courses.

Current training requirements are:

  • MNsure Core Curriculum for Assisters
  • MNsure Assister Role-based Training
  • 2018-19 MNsure Data Privacy and Security, Accessibility, Compliance and Ethics

Certification notification

Certification is confirmed once a background check has cleared, training has been completed, and knowledge assessments have been passed. Once an individual is certified, they will receive by email an unique assister ID number to use when assisting consumers.

Authorized agency administrators can use the Assister Management Program (AMP) account to monitor their staff during the certification completion process of the status.

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