Education

Certification Preparation Resources

Searching for a resource to help you prepare for a NAMSS Certification exam? Use the graphic below to determine which certification preparation product is right for you! NAMSS currently offers a variety of printed, online, and facilitated programs aimed at helping candidates study for an exam.

*The CCN does not develop, administer, sponsor, endorse, or financially benefit from any type of exam review, preparatory course or published materials related to the content of the certification examinations. The purchase and/or use of any exam preparation material does not guarantee a passing score on the exam.

Virtual Courses

Virtual Courses

Credentialing Specialist (CPCS) Certification Preparation Course 

  • The newly-redesigned NAMSS Credentialing Specialist Certification Preparation Workshop is a four-week interactive program designed to help you assess your knowledge of the CPCS exam content and identify areas in which additional study is necessary before you take the exam.

Medical Services Management (CPMSM) Certification Preparation Course 

  • The newly-redesigned NAMSS Medical Services Management (CPMSM) Certification Preparation Workshop is a four-week interactive program designed to help you assess your knowledge of the CPMSM exam content and identify areas in which additional study is necessary before you take the exam.

Credentialing 201

  • This newly-redesigned and converted four week, interactive course builds on the foundation of Credentialing 100/101 and goes beyond the credentialing procedures to explore common challenges faced by credentialing managers.

Credentialing 101  

  • This newly-redesigned six week, interactive course will present the foundational elements of credentialing in an acute care (hospital) setting with a primary focus on the CMS regulatory standards and The Joint Commission accreditation standards, as well as how and when to apply them. 

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Online Tools & Resources

Credentialing Specialist (CPCS) Online Certification Preparation Course

The NAMSS Credentialing Specialist Online Certification Preparation Course is an Internet-based  program designed to help you assess your knowledge of the CPCS exam content and identify areas in which additional study is necessary before you take the exam. *This course includes access to the NAMSS Comparison Grid of Accreditation Standards.

Medical Services Management (CPMSM) Online Certification Preparation Course

The NAMSS Medical Services Management Online Certification Preparation Course is an Internet-based  program designed to help you assess your knowledge of the CPMSM exam content and identify areas in which additional study is necessary before you take the exam. *This course includes access to the NAMSS Comparison Grid of Accreditation Standards.

 

Printable Online Guides & Materials

NAMSS Credentialing Specialist (CPCS) Study Guide

The NAMSS Credentialing Specialist (CPCS) Study Guide is a printable reference guide designed to help MSPs prepare for the CPCS exam. This comprehensive resource covers exam topics, including credentialing and privileging; primary source verification; compliance with standards; and medical services operations. In addition, these topics are reviewed from the perspective of a variety of healthcare settings, including hospitals, credentials verification organizations (CVOs), managed care organizations (MCOs), and ambulatory care settings. MSPs are able to access the full spectrum of information they will need to know for the CPCS exam in one organized guide. The CPCS Study Guide may be purchased as a value package with the NAMSS Comparison of Accreditation StandardsThis resource is published as an online document. It will be available and printable from the NAMSS Online Education Center. This product will not be shipped to you.

NAMSS Medical Services Management (CPMSM) Study Guide

The NAMSS Medical Services Management (CPMSM) Study Guide is a printable reference guide designed to help medical services professionals prepare for the CPMSM exam. This comprehensive resource covers exam topics including credentialing and privileging; regulatory compliance; and managing departmental operations. In addition, these topics are reviewed from the perspective of a variety of healthcare settings, including hospitals, credentials verification organizations (CVOs), managed care organizations (MCOs), and ambulatory care settings. MSPs are able to access the full spectrum of information they will need to know for the CPMSM exam in one organized guide. The guide also includes a 100-question practice exam for assessing your knowledge of exam content. *This resource is published as an online document. It will be available and printable from the NAMSS Online Education Center. This product will not be shipped to you.

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