Credentialing 101

An In-Person Training Brought to You by NAMSS
NAMSS hosts this course on a national level one to two times a year; offered either at the Annual Regional Education Summit held in the spring, and/or in conjunction with the Annual Education Conference in the fall (September/October). Please also note that additional offerings may occur locally at the State Association level. Contact your State Leadership or visit your State Association's website to see if a course is being hosted near you!

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In today’s complex healthcare environment, healthcare organizations must make sure that every healthcare professional is fully qualified to deliver a high level of quality healthcare. Credentialing professionals play a critical role in credentialing and privileging a myriad of healthcare practitioners including physicians, dentists, podiatrists, psychologists, advanced practice nurses and physician assistants.

A revamp of the former popular program by the same name, this course will present the foundational elements of credentialing combined with information on the accreditation standards, as well as how and when to apply them. This course is a must-attend for anyone new to the field and is an excellent refresher for current MSPs who want to enhance their knowledge of credentialing.

What You Will Learn:

  • The role of credentialing and privileging in the acute care environment, to explain why these functions are necessary, and to identify the legal, regulatory (CMS), and accreditation (TJC) requirements;
  • In-depth specific processes such as initial appointment, clinical privileging, reappointment, reappraisal, and/or renewal of privileges, performance monitoring (OPPE and FPPE); and
  • How to address credentialing challenges, such as temporary privileges, telemedicine practitioners, and allied health professionals.

Who Should Attend:

MSPs who are new to the field or are looking for a refresher course covering the fundamentals and best practices of credentialing. NAMSS members and non-members are welcome.


This in-person course is approved for 14.0 CE credits.



Early Bird

(on or before February 4, 2022)

Regular Rate

(After February 4, 2022)








Register Now

Registration fees for the NAMSS Credentialing 101 course are separate from the registration for state or chapter events. Registration for the NAMSS Credentialing 101 course is organized through NAMSS. When registering for a course, select the register online link to the preferred course dates and locations. Please refer to each course to determine early bird registration deadlines. Space is limited, so we encourage all registrants to pay with a credit card whenever possible. For those persons seeking reimbursement from their organization, please note that receipts will be mailed to all registrants. We must receive your payment a minimum of two weeks prior to the event or we will release your space to another registrant.

Dates and Locations:

NAMSS 2022 Education Summit

March 4 - 5, 2022
Hyatt Regency New Orleans
601 Loyola Ave.
New Orleans, LA 70113

Please check back for Credentialing 101 dates we are adding to the calendar! If you're interested in hosting a Credentialing 101 course, please contact