The Academy credential is awarded to pain practitioners who have demonstrated additional knowledge about pain management and show a commitment to providing optimal care. You must pass at test to assess your knowledge of pain management. Although the credential gives you additional status in the pain management field, it cannot be used as board certification.
The Academy has developed a curriculum for clinicians not wishing to become board-certified in pain to develop knowledge and skills to care for patients with chronic pain. Learn more.
In addition to General Membership benefits, as a credentialed pain practitioner you will have greater professional visibility and the opportunity to demonstrate your commitment to accountability, professional growth, and continued practice in the field of interdisciplinary pain management. In addition:
Levels of Credentialing
How Do I Join?
You can join the Academy by purchasing a membership through our secure online store or by contacting us at (209) 533-9744.