Application and Candidate Handbook

Paper Application

To recertify by professional development points, click here for the paper application. If you wish to apply for Extension Year, retake the exam, or apply for Emeritus status, you can do so through your CCI account.

CSSM Candidate Handbook

The CSSM Candidate Handbook details basic information you’ll need to know about the CSSM exam, including exam subject areas, policies and sample questions. The Handbook also contains the CSSM Job Analysis, which is the basis for the CSSM exam. The Job Analysis specifies the tasks performed by surgical services managers, as well as the knowledge and skills required to complete those tasks.

Download the CSSM Candidate Handbook. All candidates should review the CSSM Candidate Handbook as it is a valuable first step in exam preparation.


Download the CSSM Certification Handbook