Open to all clinicians who care for people with pain, the Credential for Pain Practitioners (CPP) allows you to demonstrate to your patients and peers that you are knowledgeable about, and committed to, providing the best care possible for your patients. Our new Advanced Diploma includes more comprehensive information on pharmacology and includes a hands-on assessment. It is open to MDs and DOs only at this time.
The number of people in America who suffer chronic pain has reached an all-time high and it is getting more difficult for these individuals to identify the best clinicians to treat them. The Academy credential, not to be confused with board certification, indicates your extra training and your commitment. The Academy credential is the only one of its kind for all clinicians who treat people in chronic pain.
Developed with the understanding that pain is best managed by a team, the Academy credential is designed to measure and acknowledge general pain management understanding by all team members. In order to achieve this credential, you must have at least two years of clinical experience, have a clinical license in good standing, present references from professional colleagues, and pass a two-hour written exam that covers basic pain management.
The Advanced Diploma in pain management demonstrates the knowledge and skills needed to deliver balanced and advanced noninterventional pain care to the majority of patients presenting with commonly encountered pain diagnoses. The four-hour written examination and observational structured clinical exam (OSCE) are based on a curriculum crafted by the Academy and experts in curriculum development from the University of New Mexico School of Medicine.
“The Credentialing program validates my years of study and supports the work of Dr. Tunks in promoting the CAPM.”