As the definitive resource for menopause and other midlife healthcare issues,
NAMS developed a competency examination program in 2002 to:
Details and an application form are found in the printed Candidate Handbook, a copy of which can be downloaded.
It’s important to review the entire handbook, but here are the highlights:
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*Requires an additional $75 late fee
If you are a licensed healthcare provider, you are invited to earn the prestigious credential of “NAMS Certified Menopause Practitioner” or “NCMP.” Benefits include:
If you earn the NCMP certification, you would receive from NAMS the following materials to proudly display your accomplishment to patients and colleagues:
If you have any question about the NAMS Certified Menopause Practitioner program, please contact Elizabeth Slogar by e-mail or telephone (440/442-7697).
NAMS Credential Provides Validation of Knowledge (2016)
"The credential provides validation of my knowledge to colleagues when I present at professional meetings on menopausal topics."
Diane T. Pace
PhD, APRN, FNP-BC, NCMP, FAANP
DR. PACE'S INTERVIEW
NAMS Certification Ensures Commitment to Scientific Knowledge (2015)
"It is important for patients to have reassurance of a certification process and know their provider is committed to scientific knowledge and safety."
Diana L. Bitner, MD, NCMP
Grand Haven, MI
DR. BITNER'S INTERVIEW
NAMS Credential Shows Qualification (2014)
"The credential shows that I am qualified to care for patients, especially during menopause and beyond."
Mary K. Clarkin, RN, MS, CNP, NCMP
MS. CLARKIN'S INTERVIEW
"The credentialing signals to patients and other providers that I have a special interest in this area clinical practice and that I am kept up to date scientifically."
Barbara J. DePree, MD, NCMP
DR. DEPREE'S INTERVIEW
NAMS Certification Adds Legitimacy (2012)
"Being an NCMP is important to my patients because I have developed further knowledge and skills that enable me to provide quality care that addresses the ongoing seasons of their lives."
Terry Gibbs, DO, NCMP, Sylvania, OH
DR. GIBB'S INTERVIEW
"My patients truly appreciate the information I provide them regarding management and treatments. The NCMP certification also gives me credibility among my peers and has helped me focus on the development of a menopause clinic."
Lisa Astalos Chism DNP, APRN, BC, NCMP, FAANP,
DR. CHISM'S INTERVIEW
NAMS Certification Gives Patients Confidence (2010)
The NCMP credential is important to patients because it gives them a way to know I have the in-depth knowledge to guide them through the decisions they will make about medications, alternative remedies, and lifestyle choices at this time in their lives."
Julia Schlam Edelman, MD, FACOG, NCMP,
DR. EDELMAN'S INTERVIEW
"I value my NCMP credential. I put the certificate on my website so people are aware of it. It has drawn new patients to my practice, and patients feel comfortable asking me questions about menopause."
Rebekah Perks, NP, NCMP
South Hadley, MA
"By taking the NAMS competency exam, I have proved that I am continuing to keep up with the latest menopause information."
Robyn B. Faye, MD, NCMP, FACOG
Ft. Washington, PA
"The NAMS credential has provided an additional level of credibility of my practice."
Diane T. Pace, PhD, FNP, CCD, NCMP, FAANP