NAMSS is invested in the future of the profession to serve our community of MSPs and stay current with evolving technological advancements. As part of these efforts, printed paper certificates will no longer be mailed to new and renewing CPCS® and CPMSM® certificants.

You can still share your noteworthy accomplishments with your professional network! Credly, our digital badge platform, provides certificants with digital badges to add to their online profiles as well as a PDF certificate to share and print at your convenience. Click here for a step-by-step guide on how to access your certificate PDF.

NAMSS Digital Badges

CPCS®, CPMSM® certifications, NAMSS Fellows, Hall of Fame, and Leadership Certificate honorees will be awarded digital badges to showcase their accomplishments. Launched in 2021, NAMSS digital badges address the growing need of our members to communicate their skills to a broader network and advocate for their position. Learn more about digital badges and frequently asked questions.

Our Certification Programs

NAMSS credentialed professionals have met extensive training and experience requirements, and commit to NAMSS Certificant Code of Ethics that require them to safeguard the public and to promote quality patient care. That's why partnering with a NAMSS credentialed professional gives health care organizations confidence today and a more secure tomorrow.

NAMSS CPCS® and/or CPMSM® certifications are for individuals typically employed or contracted by a healthcare organization including, but not limited to, hospitals (health systems), health plans, ambulatory care settings, group practices and credentialing verification organizations. Over 2,500 organizations are employers of NAMSS credentialed professionals. They know that NAMSS credentialed professionals inspire confidence and satisfaction.

NAMSS credentialed professionals hold the certifications recognized as the standard of excellence for medical service professionals. The National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) accredited both the CPCS® and CPMSM® certification programs. NAMSS has earned and maintained NCCA accreditation because we've continued to demonstrate that our certification programs are grounded in and meets legal testing requirements — as well as generally accepted certification standards.

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.


Want to make sure that you maintain your certification? Review the policies, guidelines and fees related to recertification.

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.

Volunteer Opportunities

The Certification Commission of NAMSS (CCN) is looking for CCN Exam Development volunteers to lend their expertise and aid in the development of the CPCS® and CPMSM® examinations. Applications will be accepted on a rolling basis throughout the year. Learn more and submit your application.


NOTICE: As a reminder, NAMSS is no longer mailing printed paper certificates. Digital badges and a PDF certificate are available via Credly for new and renewal certificants. Learn more.

CPCS® and CPMSM® are registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office as a service mark of National Association Medical Staff Services.

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