- Pain Summit 2018
The General Credentialed Pain Practitioner (GCPP) Program
This examination was administered from 1988 until December of 2016. Although the AIPM no longer offers this credential, we continue to honor the titles conferred upon those who successfully completed the program. The titles that were conferred under this program are:
All requests for verification of the above credentials should be sent with a release of information form, signed by the clinician in question.
Maintaining and Renewing Your Credential:
Certificates are valid for four years at a time, beginning from the date that you passed your examination. In order to maintain your credential, you must remain an active “credentialed member”; keep a clear and unencumbered clinical license; and complete 25 hours of continuing education per year, or 100 hours over a four year period.
Starting October 1, 2018, in order to ensure that credentialed members are staying up-to-date with best practices in integrative pain management, you will be required to complete this 5-hour CME course. This course can be completed anytime during your renewal cycle and costs $150. The course will be credited towards the 100 hours necessary for renewal. However, you will only need to provide documentation of the remaining 95 hours if you are selected on a random audit.
If all requirements above are met, you will automatically be issued a new digital certificate at the end of each four year period.
Please note: The AIPM was formerly known as the American Academy of Pain Management (or AAPM) and all titles for credentialing used to correspond to our previous name (DAAPM, FAAPM, CAAAPM). All credentialed members were issued new certificates with a letter explaining the change in representation of their credentials. If you are a credentialed member and have not received a new certificate or have questions about how you should represent your credential, please contact the Project Manager for Professional Development.
For questions or assistance with any of the above information, please contact: