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  • What is the CPCS? - Understand why you should seek certification as a CPCS, who is eligible to sit for the CPCS exam, and access materials and resources specifically for credentialing specialists.
  • What is the CPMSM? - Discover why you should seek certification as a CPMSM, who is eligible to sit for the CPMSM exam, and access materials and resources specifically for medical services management.
  • Exam Information - Find out about upcoming dates and deadlines, exam fees, how to register for the exam, what to bring with you, how to prepare, and access materials important to candidates.
  • Recertification - Want to make sure that you maintain your certification? Review the policies, guidelines, and fees related to recertification.
  • Recently Certified - Did you recently take a NAMSS certification exam? Be sure to review the list of certificants to look for your name.
  • Certification Verification - View the individuals currently holding NAMSS certification in good standing as a CPCS, CPMSM, or dual certification.
  • Frequently Asked Questions - You've got questions and we have answers. Here are some of the most common questions about certification and answers to help guide you.
  • Certificant Referral Incentive Program - NAMSS strives to increase the number of certified medical services professionals in an effort to raise the awareness of their impact on healthcare settings nationwide. If you hold a NAMSS certification and have a friend or colleague who meets the eligibility requirements to sit for either the CPCS or the CPMSM exam, the Certificant Referral Incentive Program is perfect for both of you.


Important CCN Announcement: In 2011 the CCN conducted a CPMSM Job Task Analysis and completed the development of a new CPMSM Exam Content Outline. To allow sufficient time for the NAMSS Educators to develop educational materials, the first testing cycle using the new CPMSM Exam Content Outline will be in spring 2013. In addition to changing the CPMSM Exam Content Outline, the CCN, in collaboration with our testing vendor Castle Worldwide, Inc., has decided to change the number of items from 200 to 175 on the 2013 CPMSM examinations. Candidates will be given four hours to take the examination.