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NCMP Certification

NAMS Certified Menopause Practitioner (NCMP)

A2023NCMP_Logo_PMS347_HighRess the definitive resource for menopause and other midlife healthcare issues,
NAMS developed a competency examination program in 2002 to

  • Set the standards for menopause practice
  • Assist women in locating clinicians who could provide optimal menopause-related healthcare

How to Earn the NCMP Credential

Details and an application form are found in the printed Candidate Handbook, a copy of which can be downloaded. It is important to read all of the exam-related policies in the Candidate Handbook before applying to take the exam. Please note the results from the June 2023 exam offering will be delayed as
a new exam form is introduced.

 2023 NCMP
Candidate Handbook
Apply online to take
the NCMP Exam 


Suggested Study Materials

There is no study guide for the exam. However, NAMS publishes many professional education resources that may be helpful in preparing for the exam. Menopause Practice: A Clinician’s Guide is the Society’s most comprehensive professional resource. Healthcare providers should seek out additional information from other reputable sources as well.

Helpful Links

Eligibility Requirements

  • Candidates must be licensed healthcare practitioners, including, but not limited to, physicians, physician assistants, nurse practitioners, nurses, pharmacists, and psychologists.
  • A photocopy of the applicant’s current license must be submitted with the examination application
    and fee.


  • The fees to either take the exam or maintain the credential are $375 (NAMS member) and $675 (nonmember).


Scheduled Exam Windows

 Examination Date

Application and Payment

June 1 to June 30, 2023  May 1, 2023, 11:59 PM ET
October 1 to October 31, 2023  August 31, 2023, 11:59 PM ET

* No exceptions can be made to the deadlines.

Recognition of Competency

  • Eligible candidates who pass the examination will receive the NCMP credential.
  • The credential is valid for 3 years. For example, if you received your credential at any time during
    calendar year 2023, you have through December 31, 2026, to maintain it.
  • To maintain credential status, there are two options: reexamination or submit the appropriate continuing education credits (45 hours, with 15 from NAMS, during the 3-year timespan).

Benefits of NCMP Credential

If you are a licensed healthcare provider, you are invited to earn the prestigious credential of “NAMS Certified Menopause Practitioner” or “NCMP.” Benefits include

  • Validation of a level of expertise from the preeminent scientific organization focused on menopause management
  • Enhanced credibility among patients and other healthcare providers
  • Opportunity to enhance promotion of your menopause practice in your community, leading to expansion of your patient base
  • Potentially higher income and job promotion
  • Permission to use “NCMP” every time you feature your name and other credentials (eg, MD, NP)
  • Special recognition on the NAMS website, in clinician lists mailed to women
    without Internet access, and among peers at the NAMS Annual Scientific Meeting
  • Personal satisfaction of knowing you are providing your patients with the best possible care

If you earn the NCMP certification, you would receive from NAMS the following materials to proudly display your accomplishment to patients and colleagues:

  • Certificate suitable for framing
  • Annual lapel pins
  • NCMP logo for your use (eg, letterhead, website)
  • Suggested press release for alerting your local media outlets
The NAMS Menopause Practitioner search makes it easy for women to find an NCMP for their healthcare.



If you have questions about your exam application or testing appointment, please contact Meazure Learning at candidatesupport@meazurelearning.com or 919/572-6880 Monday through Friday, 8:30 AM - 5:30 PM Eastern.

If you have questions about the NAMS Certified Menopause Practitioner program, please contact Elizabeth Slogar by e-mail or telephone (440/442-7697).

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