Applying for the CSSM Exam
CSSM certification validates the achievement of the baccalaureate-prepared nurse who demonstrates current proficiency in a perioperative management role. Perioperative managers, directors, and nurses who oversee personnel, a budget, business unit, or service line may apply and test year-round. Learn more about the CSSM, familiarize yourself with the application process, and formulate an exam preparation plan.
CSSM Exam Application Process
Confirm your eligibility.
Determine when you would like to take the exam. Your testing window will begin the calendar month after your application is approved. Your exam may be taken at an in-person testing center or via remote proctor from the location of your choice.
Schedule your exam by clicking on the "PSI Exam Scheduling" button in your CCI account after your application is submitted. For additional testing center information, please refer to the CSSM Handbook.
CSSM Exam Fee
The long-term benefits of holding a credential often outweigh the cost of initial certification. Over the three-year CSSM certification cycle, the exam fee ends up costing less than fifty cents a day.
CCI offers volume discounts for health systems seeking to certify multiple nurses. Download the CSSM Facility Order Forms to enroll.
CSSM Exam Resources
Additional information and resources to prepare for the CSSM exam can be found in the Learn section.