Redefining Recruitment to Retention

AAPPR CPRP Certification

The AAPPR Certified Physician/Provider Recruitment Professional (CPRP) Certification lets you stand apart from the crowd because it demonstrates you have received a comprehensive education in all aspects of physician and provider recruitment.

The AAPPR CPRP Certification is the most comprehensive, authoritative resource for health care professionals seeking to develop and test their skills and knowledge within a broad spectrum of topics including physician and provider recruitment, onboarding and retention, human resources, and relevant legal issues.

What does it offer?

The program 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 with the CPRP designation 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.

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 certification
    • Requirements

      While membership in AAPPR is not required to take the certification course and exam, membership is required to use the CPRP certification designation.

    • Eligibility

      The course is open to everyone to take. However, only members are eligible to sit for the exam and use the CPRP certification.

  • Renewing your certification

    CPRP status will be valid for three years from the date of completion. Renewal will be required by the calendar end of the year you are due to renew.

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

    If these criteria are met, you will receive a new CPRP Certificate upon your recertification.

  • Continuing Education

    Hours of continuing education may be obtained through:

    • Attending AAPPR conferences (approximately 9-11 hours depending on the program)
    • Viewing AAPPR webinars, either live or on demand through our Learning Center
    • Educational programs, conferences, webinars, etc. from any organization on our list of AAPPR-approved providers

    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-approved organizations as you earn them. Your CE transcript can be obtained in your AAPPR profile as well.

  • Certification Group Discount Program
    • Discount Rates

      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 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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The CPRP Pricing is based on if you are eligible to take the courses.


Course & Exam
Member Price

Group Discount

6-10 registrations
25% off
current rate
11-20 registrations
30% off
current rate
21+ registrations
35% off
current rate
CPRP Certification

Why the change?

The designation Certified Physician/Provider Recruitment Professional (CPRP), aligns with best practices in the certification world. CPRP shows off who you are! You have worked hard to earn your expertise in the recruitment continuum, and you have the privilege to say that with the CPRP designation.

As long as you currently hold the FASPR designation, and are a member in good standing, you will automatically be transferred to the CPRP designation. AAPPR is asking that you make the change to your e-signatures, LinkedIn, resumes etc.

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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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