M-CHAT Tool Training and Certification

*This training is available to you 24 hours a day and is provided by the Arizona Chapter of the American Academy of Pediatrics (AzAAP) for a one-time fee of $30.00. If you have any questions you can contact AzAAP staff via phone at 602-532-0137 ext. 413.

The M-CHAT-R/F (Modified Checklist for Autism in Toddlers, Revised with Follow-Up) is a fast, accurate, free screening tool for developmental and behavioral problems in children from 16 – 30 months. It is recommended by the American Academy of Pediatrics as the autism screening tool and uses the parents’ own assessment of the child’s behavioral problems, and when used with the follow-up interview identifies developmental concerns warranting evaluation in 98% of toddlers who screen positive.

Effective August 1, 2014, AHCCCS providers who are appropriately “certified” can be reimbursed for performing the MCHAT at the 18 and 24 month well child examinations.

Once the certification is complete, the certificate will need to be submitted to CAQH via the CAQH Provider Data Portal at

*****Note: When you complete the quiz, please click the “Finish Course” button to get your results and receive your certificate.