Certification Preparation Options

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.

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Click the buttons below to view your certification preparation options by course/resource format:

Live Preparation Courses (Virtual and In-Person)​

Do you prefer learning alongside others and having live access to NAMSS instructors? 

NAMSS offers both in-person and virtual Certification Preparation courses! 

Our newly re-designed virtual courses take place over the course of 2 - 4 weeks and provide both live instruction from experienced NAMSS instructors via Zoom and interactive modules through our learning management system for a dynamic learning experience. 

NAMSS offers our in-person courses on a national level 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!

Please click the course titles below for more specific information on each Virtual Course Offering:

VIRTUAL CREDENTIALING SPECIALIST (CPCS®) CERTIFICATION PREPARATION COURSE

  • The newly-redesigned NAMSS Credentialing Specialist Certification Preparation Workshop is a 2 - 4 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.

Virtual Medical Services Management (CPMSM®) Certification Preparation Course

  • The newly-redesigned NAMSS Medical Services Management (CPMSM) Certification Preparation Workshop is a 2 - 4 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. 


Please click the course titles below for more specific information on each In-person Course Offering:

IN-PERSON CREDENTIALING SPECIALIST (CPCS®) CERTIFICATION PREPARATION COURSE

iN-PERSON Medical Services Management (CPMSM®) Certification Preparation Course 

Online Certification Preparation Courses

NAMSS is proud to offer cutting-edge, online on-demand educational courses that offer a wealth of information reflecting the broad array of responsibilities and competencies for professionals committed to the delivery of quality health care.

Please note: Online courses are designed as entirely virtual modules. While they may include additional resources that you can print out, the course material is not printable. Online courses expire after a year. 


Please click the titles below for more specific information on each On-Demand Online Course:

Online Credentialing Specialist (CPCS®) 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. 

Online MEDICAL SERVICES MANAGEMENT (CPMSM®) 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 Study Guides

Do you prefer to study at your own pace? NAMSS is proud to offer printable and and electronic certification exam Study Guides aimed at enhancing professional development, serving as supplementary certification preparation materials, documents outlining the various accreditation standards, and providing a go-to resource useful for any MSP.

PLEASE CLICK THE TITLES BELOW FOR MORE SPECIFIC INFORMATION ON EACH STUDY GUIDE:

Credentialing Specialist (CPCS®) Online 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.

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.