NAMSS Membership FAQs


What Membership Types are Available?

Active Members

Active Members shall consist of individuals actively involved in credentialing, privileging, practitioner or provider organizations and/or regulatory compliance in the healthcare industry.


Affiliate Members

Affiliate members shall consist of former active members who no longer meet the criteria for active membership and other professionals in associated industries who do not meet the criteria for active membership. This includes full time students enrolled in a health related field and retired persons from the credentialing profession. 



How much does membership cost?

Active Membership is $175 per calendar year (January 1 - December 31)

  • Anyone joining from January - June will pay $175 and their membership will end December 31
  • Anyone joining from July 1 - September 30 will pay $285 and their membership will end December 31 of the following year
  • Anyone joining from October 1 - December 31 will pay $230 and their membership will end December 31 of the following year
Affiliate Membership is $110 per calendar year (January 1 - December 31)

  • Anyone joining from January - June will pay $110 and their membership will end December 31
  • Anyone joining from July 1 - September 30 will pay $180 and their membership will end December 31 of the following year
  • Anyone joining from October 1 - December 31 will pay $145 and their membership will end December 31 of the following year


When does my membership begin and end?


Membership begins once your application has been processed by NAMSS. If you join between January - June of a given year, your membership will expire December 31 of the year you joined. If you join between July - December of a given year, your membership will expire December 31 of the following year.



What are the benefits of membership?


Visit our Member Benefits page to read about all that comes with joining NAMSS.



I Forgot my Member Login - Now What?

Please contact the NAMSS Executive Office at info@namss.org with a request to rest your password.



How does NAMSS Membership Affect NAMSS CPCS/CPMSM Certification?

NAMSS Membership and CPCS/CPMSM Certification are two separate programs offered by NAMSS. To become certified with NAMSS, you do not need to become a member (though there is a significant discount on the certification fees). After you become certified as a CPCS or CPMSM, you do not automatically become a NAMSS member. Likewise, NAMSS members do not automatically qualify to become certified. Many NAMSS CPCS/CPMSM certificants decide not to become members, and many NAMSS members never become certified. Visit the Certification section of the website to read more about NAMSS Certifications.