Contact Caroline Strickland, CPCS, CPMSM, FMSP for Details

 **** GAMSS Certification Prep Course ****

GAMSS offers a certification preparation course open to all members taking either exam, (each certification preparation course offering is dependent upon a minimum number of registrants). Instructors from around the state to help members on all aspects of the exam.

Course participants will be responsible for acquiring their own study book from NAMSS. Proof of purchase will be required to participate in the course. To get the book go to the NAMSS website: (search for CPCS® Professional Development Course Workbook.

Interested in taking the exam, but your institution cannot help you out with financial assistance? Apply for the Certification Exam Scholarship which will reimburse the cost of the exam upon successful completion (a passing score) of either the CPMSM® or the CPCS® Examination.  More details can be found in the GAMSS Policies & Procedures including the form necessary to apply.  Click the library link on the left menu.

Please send all comments and/or questions regarding Certification to the GAMSS Certification Chair, Caroline Strickland, CPCS, CPMSM, FMSP -


NAMSS offers two certification programs that provide a proficiency benchmark for healthcare organizations. The Certified Professional Medical Services Management (CPMSM)® and the Certified Provider Credentialing Specialist (CPCS)® credentials are awarded to successful certificants who have completed educational components and testing that include: principles of credentialing/recredentialing; accreditation standards; legal principles of credentialing; healthcare definitions; management of information; principles of hospital and managed care organizations; and administration and management. Visit the NAMSS website for the most detail ( and click on the Certification link.

2022 Exam Dates

Fall Testing Period

Application Deadline – Friday, July 29, 2022

Final Application Deadline (with late fee) – Friday, August 19, 2022

Testing Period – Saturday, September 24 through Saturday, October 15, 2022


Visit the NAMSS (National Association Medical Staff Services) homepage and click on the Certification link, then choose either CPMSM® Information or CPCS® Information.


Visit the NAMSS website to see a list of the most recently certified candidates who successfully passed the CPCS® and CPMSM® exams which can also be found on the certification page.

CPCS® is registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office as a service mark of National Association Medical Staff Services.  CPMSM® is registered in the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office as a service mark of National Association Medical Staff Services.


Georgia Association Medical Staff Services

Questions? Contact Us at:

PO Box 420  |  Newborn, GA 30056


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