Registration Information

You must log in, join NAMSS, or create an account before you begin an application. If you apply using another person's account, you will not be registered to take the test.


Navigating the Exam Application Process

Explore our guide and watch the below video to naviagate and comple the exam application process.


Program Stats

After an application for examination is accepted, a Notice to Schedule (NTS) will be sent via email about one month prior to the examination window opening. The NTS will include the scheduling web link, your username, and your password. When you access the online scheduling system with your username and password, you will be able to choose an exam site, date and time from the list of available sites. Please note that appointment times and site locations are on a first-come, first-served basis, and may vary in availability with each exam window.

Upon submission of the online application, you may opt to send in a check. Application payments must be postmarked by the application deadline. Incomplete applications and checks received after the postmark deadline may be subject to additional fees or may be unable to be processed.


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.


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