Redefining Recruitment to Retention

AAPPR CPRP Certification

The Physician/Provider Recruitment Professional (CPRP) Certification is an excellent investment in your career. Not only does it set you on the pathway to lifelong learning, but it also establishes your expertise among your colleagues in a highly specialized field. Don’t miss this opportunity to join an elite group of professionals who are leaders in the physician and provider recruitment profession with this nationally recognized certification.

Successful completion of the CPRP program will demonstrate your expertise in the entire recruitment continuum from sourcing through onboarding and retention, the ability to use data for strategic decision making, the basics of workforce planning and the use of effective communication to create successful business relationships.

Ways to Take the Course

Online On-Demand: AAPPR Academy
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What does it offer?

The course provides an in-depth view of recruiting basics such as sourcing, screening, and interviewing, as well as delving deeper into advanced topics such as interpreting benchmarking metrics and understanding/implementing medical staff development plans. Recruitment professionals who pass the exam to earn the CPRP certification are equipped with resources, best practices, and cutting-edge training that is put to use every day in order to recruit and retain top candidates for their hospital and health systems, as well as to influence hiring practices in the provider workforce.

Participants earn 12 Professional Development Credits (PDCs) for SHRM-CP® or SHRM-SCP®.

Studying for and taking the exam was the best thing I’ve done for my career. The courses were challenging and stimulating and reminded me that regardless of how long I’ve been an in-house physician recruitment professional (15 years), there’s always more to learn.
— Lori Jackson-Norris, CPRP dignity health
chandler regional medical center
mercy gilbert medical center
  • Earning Your CPRP Credential

    Eligibility Requirements


    • A minimum 6 months of experience in the recruitment of physicians and/or advanced practice providers and other health care providers

    • Are currently directly employed by, or contracted to directly recruit on behalf of, an organization that employs physicians, advanced practice providers, and other healthcare providers

  • Renewing your certifications
    • CPRP Credential

      Your CPRP credential will be valid for three years from the date you pass the exam. Renewal will be required every three years thereafter to maintain use of the credential.

      The following criteria must be met to complete your CPRP renewal:

      • 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.

      • Submit CPRP recertification application with $25 payment before the expiration date

      You can complete the required continuing education credits at your convenience during the 3-year certification period. AAPPR credits (from annual conferences, webinars, etc.) are automatically added to your transcription in your Academy Dashboard on a monthly basis. You may log continuing education credits from AAPPR roundtables and programs sponsored by other organizations (such as your local Affiliate) as you earn them. See the FAQ “How do I add AAPPR-approved CE credits to my transcript?” for details.

      Certificants are provided a 90-day grace period following their expiration date in which they can renew without penalty. After the grace period, renewal applications will not be accepted, and the credential will be revoked. Certificants will be required to take the examination again (for a fee) in order to re-earn the credential.

    • CPRP-DEI Credential

      Those who have taken the Diversity Recruitment Micro-Credential course and passed the exam must obtain 3 hours in education (in addition to the 24 hours outlined above) related to diversity, equity and inclusion within a broader human resources lens, including content specific to physicians and providers.

      Those who have earned the CPRP-DEI certification within one year of their CPRP renewal date are exempt from earning the additional 3 DEI-related education credits until their next renewal cycle.

  • Continuing Education

    Hours of continuing education may be obtained through:

    • Attending the AAPPR Annual Conference

    • Viewing AAPPR webinars, either live or on demand through our Academy

      • Attending educational programs, conferences, webinars, etc. from any organization that provides educational content in alignment with the AAPPR Competency Model

    No more than half (12) hours of the following activities may be used for certification renewal:

    • Writing an article in a book, journal, or newsletter (every article eligible for 1 CEU)

    • Presenting content in alignment with the AAPPR Competency Model to professionals (for every 1 hour of content = 1.5 CEU)

    • Participating in an hour-long AAPPR virtual roundtable (up to a total of three CEUs per year)

    Serving as a mentor or mentee with another physician/provider recruitment professional from a different organization or through the Mentor Match program (up to a total of six CEUs per three-year renewal period)

    • A separate mentorship form must be completed, signed by both parties, and submitted

    See the FAQ “How do I add AAPPR-approved CE credits to my transcript” for details.

  • Certification Group Discount Program
    • Discount Rates
      *Online Course Only

      AAPPR offers a discount program to employing organizations that already have a group membership established with AAPPR. Those who wish to take advantage of this discount must have at least six individuals registering at one time for the certification program:

      • 6-10 Module Registrations: 25% off current rate
      • 11-20 Module Registrations: 30% off current rate
      • 21+ Module Registrations: 35% off current rate
    • Register Your Group

      Fill out our Group Certification Registration form below to join your group today.

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  • Printing Your Certificate
    After receiving an email and logging in to BadgeCert, please accept your badge and navigate to your Badge Portfolio. From there, view badge and click “Certificate” to download it as a printable PDF.
  • Digital Badges

    Those who hold the CPRP will also have a 100% authenticated, always up- to -date digital badge to verify their credentials. This 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.

Online Course Pricing

The CPRP online course consists of ten modules each with a recorded lecture and corresponding slide deck. Some modules may also include additional reading materials, additional recorded lectures and sample questions. A study guide is also available. Students will have one year from purchase to earn their credential.


Course & Exam
Member Price
Non-Member Price

Group Discount

6-10 registrations
-25% Current Rate
11-20 registrations
-30% Current Rate
21+ registrations
-35% Current Rate

In-Person Course Pricing

The CPRP course consists of two intensive days of lecture, group discussion and case studies that will prepare the student for the exam after further study and preparation. Students will also have access to the online version for added study and access to the study guide. Students will have one year from purchase to earn their credential.

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Compliance with Americans with Disabilities Act

The Association is committed to complying with the Americans with Disabilities Act (“ADA”) and ensuring equal access to our examinations and certification program. We provide appropriate and necessary testing accommodations for candidates with documented disabilities, where the disability impacts the candidate’s ability to take our examinations under the standard terms and conditions of our respective examinations. Please contact us at to request an accommodation. All decisions regarding testing accommodations are made on a case-by-case basis. The information and documentation provided to AAPPR must 1) confirm and establish there is a current substantial limitation in a major life activity related to ability to take our examinations, and 2) provide a rationale and an objective basis for why the requested accommodation is necessary.


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