Interested in pursuing certification? Want more information on what you need to do to become certified?

NAMSS (National Association Medical Staff Services) offers two certification opportunities:

  • Certified Provider Credentialing Specialist - CPCS
  • Certified Professional Medical Service Management - CPMSM

For further details on becoming certified, please see the NAMSS website.

Study Groups to Help Prepare for Certification

CPCS/CPMSM Study Groups

For those individuals interested in CPCS and/or CPMSM Exam Study Groups Yahoo has groups you can join. Just click on the button to join a group.

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Additional Resources to Assist in Exam Preparation

NAMSS offers practice exams for both CPCS and CPMSM exams. See the NAMSS website for ordering and price information.

Free CPCS and CPMSM study practice quizzes are available at (Formally available on

Earn Your AA in Medical Staff Services Degree

El Centro College and Dallas Telecollege of the Dallas Community District announce the first course of online Associate in Applied Sciences in Medical Staff Services degree program conducted via the Internet. This online degree program is the first in the nation to be conducted completely via the Internet and available to students worldwide.

The Medical Staff Services degree program is a 64-credit hour curriculum comprised of nine technical courses that cover the organization of the medical staff services department credentialing, privileging, meeting management, accreditation, legal and ethical aspects of health care, peer review, performance improvement and risk management, medical terminology and disease processes, and directed work experience - in addition to computer, business, science, and general studies courses.

Direct program specific questions to Pamela Farley at (214)860-2029 or by email This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it .

National American University (NAU) introduces its Associate of Applied Science degree in Medical Staff Services Management (MSSM). This two-year program is fully online, offering students the convenience of attending classes in your own home or office, with no commuting. Graduates of NAU's A.A.S. degree in medical staff services management are well qualified to work in hospitals, managed care facilities, ambulatory care facilities, credentialing verification organizations, and other health care facilities as credentialing experts. The program's coursework also prepares graduates for the Certified Professional in Medical Services Management (CPMSM) or the Certified Professional Credentialing Specialist (CPCS) examinations. Credits earned from the MSSM program will seamlessly transfer into a Bachelor's of Science degree in Healthcare Management and further create opportunities for career advancements!

National American University is regionally accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and a member of the North Central Association, NAU also offers career degree programs in business, criminal justice, information technology, and health care. For more information, e-mail This e-mail address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it or call 1.800.209.0182.


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