Certification

2020 Candidate Handbook

The 2020 Candidate Handbook is your source for information on NAMSS certification, exam information, the application process and more.

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Here is what to expect inside:

  • Responsibility of the Candidate
  • Introduction to the Certification Program
  • Goals of Certification
  • Definitions
  • Should Sit for the Certification Examinations
  • Eligibility Requirements
  • About the Examinations  
  • Special Needs
  • Statement of Nondiscrimination
  • Copyright Information
  • Application Instructions
  • Examination Fees
  •  Late Registration
  • Rescheduling and Transfer of Exam Appointments
  • Transferring Your Exam
  •  Cancellations/Refunds
  • Scheduling Your Exam Appointment
  • Day of the Exam
  • At the Testing Center  
  • Computer-Based Testing
  •  Exam Security/Grounds for Dismissal
  • Scoring Information  
  • Exam Results
  • Applicant/Candidate Appeals
  • Re-examination
  • Attainment of Certification
  • Recertification
  • Standards of Conduct and Ethics for NAMSS Certificants
  • Exam Preparation
  • Practice Examinations
  • Certification Preparation Materials
  • 2020 CPCS Exam Content Outline
  • 2020 CPMSM Exam Content Outline
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