Candidate Support Services

Designation Mentors

Mentors are no longer required to complete the designation process. If you desire to have a Mentor to assist in the process, please contact National Staff at 800-782-3452. Your Mentor will be your advocate and will assist you in obtaining your designation. The goal is for each candidate to be successful in their quest for a designation and to make the process the best possible experience. Having this program in place has meant that those who are obtaining their designation have a single source to answer questions and support from someone who has completed the program.

Candidacy Checklist

Each candidate is sent a Candidacy Checklist that outlines the steps needed to complete the process of earning your designations. This roadmap, along with your mentor, assures that the path to achieving your goal of NARPM® certification is free of roadblocks! This Checklist and the supporting documentation are referred to as the Candidate Packet.

Applications for Candidacy & Candidate Packet

  • The Application for Candidacy must be received at least 90 days prior to submission of the Candidate Packet that you submit for designation approval.
  • The Candidate Packet needs to include the completed Candidate Checklist and supporting documentation.
  • The Candidate Packet must be received 30 days prior to the Board meeting at which the approval motion will be presented.


Here’s where you can contact the Professional Development Committee Chair.


Download the Candidacy Application.