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Frequently Asked Questions

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  • Join
    • How can I join?

      You can join by clicking the join now button or feel free to contact us at 1-800-830-2777.


      AAPPR Membership is open to anyone directly involved in, or influences, recruitment, onboarding and retention for a health system, hospital, network, specialty hospital, specialty practice group or physicians group. Employees from third-party search firms or those affiliated with a third-party search firm are not eligible for AAPPR membership. AAPPR encourages all third-party search firms, staffing agencies, and physician recruitment vendors to support the physician and provider recruitment profession by becoming AAPPR Corporate Contributors.

      AAPPR reserves the right to deny membership to those who do not meet the eligibility criteria. AAPPR memberships are non-refundable and non-transferable.

    • Are membership fees charged annually?

      Yes, membership fees are charged annually.

    • How do I renew my membership?

      You can renew your Individual AAPPR Membership through your Member Profile within 3 months of expiration. To renew:

      1. Log into your profile at

      2. Select Payments & History

      3. Select Membership

      4. Click the link labeled “Securely renew your membership now”

      5. Begin the renewal process!

      If you are part of a Group AAPPR Membership, you will not see a renewal link in the membership section of your profile. Your organization’s primary group membership contact will renew your AAPPR membership for you.

    • My team would like to become AAPPR members. Is there a discounted price for groups?

      We do offer discounted rates.  To learn more, please click here.

  • CPRP Certification

      At the September 2019 AAPPR board meeting, the board voted to sunset the FASPR credential and to develop a new credential based on the competency model.

      Nearly thirty AAPPR subject matter experts with the help of a certification consultant. This was then validated by AAPPR members and stakeholders through a survey.
    • How much does the CPRP cost?
      The online CPRP certification program is $900 for eligible members and $1100 for eligible nonmembers and includes one exam. AAPPR occasionally offers in-person workshops. Pricing will be communicated in the registration information for each individual workshop.
    • Do I have to be a member of AAPPR to take the CPRP course and exam?

      No, effective August 29, 2022 the new eligibility criteria to take the course and exam require:

      • • a minimum 6 months of experience in the recruitment of physicians and/or advanced practice providers, and other health care providers
      • • being currently directly employed by, or contracted to directly recruit on behalf of an organization that employs physicians, advanced practice providers, and other healthcare providers
    • How do I earn the CPRP certification?
      To become certified, you must purchase and complete the CPRP Course in the AAPPR Academy or register for an in person course, and achieve a passing score on the CPRP exam.
    • Is there a deadline for earning my CPRP Certification?
      You have one year from purchase to earn your certification.
    • How much time do I have to take the exam?
      • • There is a six-hour time limit to the exam and you will not be able to return to questions.
      • • You can pause the test and come back to it, however, the clock will continue to count down the time.
      • • The system will give you the option to save your answers as you progress, and we highly recommend doing so.
      • • Please note that if you save your answers and pause or close out of the exam the questions will re-randomize. While your answers have been saved, you may not see a question you previously answered for several pages.
      • • Answers that are saved are not recorded in the system. You must submit the exam in order to have your answers permanently recorded. • Once you have submitted it there can be no changes.
      • • While it is an open-book test, codes in the back end of the system will alert us if the system detects cheating. Cheating will not be tolerated and will result in an automatic revocation of the AAPPR CPRP certification.
    • Will I receive a certificate and digital badge when I pass the exam?

      Within 30 days of passing the CPRP exam, you will be issued digital badge and certificate through BadgeCert. You will be notified by email. The digital badge can be shared electronically with others via email or social media networks, and can be displayed on resumes, email signatures, job boards or anywhere across the web.

      You will have the option of printing your certificate from your BadgeCert profile. After logging in to BadgeCert and accepting your badge, navigate to your Badge Portfolio. From there, view badge and click “Certificate” to download it as a printable PDF.

    • How long is my status good for upon completion?
      Your credential is good for three years and must be renewed at the three-year mark.
    • How do I check my CPRP certification expiration date?

      Log in to the AAPPR website and click on My Profile directly under the AAPPR logo on the top left. You will see your CPRP expiration date listed there. If you just earned your certification, it could take 4-6 weeks for your profile to be updated with your expiration date.

      You can also check your expiration date by logging in to their BadgeCert account at Certificates are typically available in BadgeCert within 30 days of earning or renewing your CPRP certification.

      If you don’t know your BadgeCert account password, click “Request New Password” and you will receive an email with a temporary link to update your password.

    • How do I recertify, and what are the requirements?

      CPRP status will be valid for three years from the date of completion. Renewal is required before your expiration date. A renewal application must be submitted along with a $25 recertification fee. The continuing education requirements to renew your CPRP certification are as follows:

      • • CPRP: Obtain a minimum of 24 hours of continuing education (CE) during the three-year period since you earned or previously renewed your certification. The content of the education must align with the AAPPR Competency Model.
      • • CPRP-DEI (applies to CPRP-DEI exam passers only): Obtain 3 hours in DEI-focused education (in addition to the 24 hours outlined above).

      You can complete the 24 continuing education credits at your convenience during the 3-year certification period. AAPPR credits (from annual conferences, webinars, etc.) are automatically added to the professional development section of your profile on a monthly basis. You may log continuing education credits from AAPPR roundtables and other education programs whose content aligns with the AAPPR Competency Model as you earn them. See the FAQ “How do I add AAPPR-approved CE credits to my transcript?” for details. 

    • Is there a group discount?
      Yes, there is a group discount for the online course only. 6-10 registrations – 25% off current rate. 11-20 registrations – 30% off current rate. 21+ registrations – 35% off current rate.
    • Are there SHRM Credits Available?
      Participants earn 12 Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®.
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  • Reports
    • What is the Benchmarking Report?

      The report is is designed to provide credible industry data to help in-house physician and provider recruitment professionals prepare, plan, and forecast to meet the challenges of an evolving healthcare landscape. This report includes comparative organizational profiles, search information, recruiter profile data and recruiter compensation figures. The data in this report, coupled with the online portal, have been segmented to reveal findings and provide tools that allow insights for process refinement and strategy development. The information in the PDF report provides an “abridged” view of the survey results. The online portal provides a more complete view of the results through its Advanced Search tool and Calculators regarding recruiter compensation and time to fill predictions.

    • How much does the Benchmarking Report cost?

      The report costs $399 per organization if you did not participate in the study. Those organizations who participated receive the report and access to the online portal to run custom reports and access calculators. Each employee in that organization can get access to the online portal.

    • How do I cite information from the benchmarking report?

      Data and reports, in all formats, are copyrighted by the Association for Advancing Physician and Provider Recruitment. They may not be copied, shared, accessed, or distributed to other parties without the written permission from AAPPR. AAPPR data may be cited/referenced utilizing the following language, “Data obtained from the (insert appropriate year) AAPPR Physician Recruitment Benchmarking Report.”

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