Getting Started

Get NAMSS Certified and show your employers, peers, and the industry you are dedicated to your profession, career, and most importantly being a gatekeeper of patient safety. Holding your CPCS® and/or CPMSM® provides employers and the public with the assurance that you are a certified individual with the necessary skills, knowledge, and expertise in provider credentialing or medical services management. 

The NAMSS certification program establishes industry standards and serves as a comprehensive measure of knowledge in the field. NAMSS 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. 

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"The most important value I gained from achieving and maintaining certification is the effect it has on my confidence in my knowledge when giving guidance to my peers, physicians, and/or administration. This confidence has enabled me to been seen as a valuable resource."


Goals of Certification

The NAMSS certification program aspires to the following goals for provider credentialing and medical services management: 

  1. To promote industry standards, and to provide a means to verify professional knowledge in the field of provider credentialing and medical services management.
  2. To distinguish those professionals who demonstrate an established level of knowledge and expertise in the field, and to provide prospective healthcare employers with a means to identify qualified candidates for provider credentialing or medical services management positions. 
  3. To provide the opportunity for personal validation of professional competency. 
  4. To raise awareness of and professionalize the positions in the field of provider credentialing and medical services management, and to acknowledge a commitment to the public to foster quality healthcare delivery. 
  5. To enhance knowledge and skill through continuing education and recertification requirements.

Why Become NAMSS Certified?

Learn more about what it means to be NAMSS certified and why you should consider pursuing your CPCS® or CPMSM® certification.

Frequently Asked Questions

You have questions and we have the answers! Explore some of the most commonly asked questions about certification with helpful answers to guide you.


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 service marks of National Association Medical Staff Services.