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CSPI Exam
Sponsored by the AAPCC

CSPI Exam
Sponsored by the AAPCC

Coordinated through Professional Testing (PTI).

The American Association of Poison Control Centers (AAPCC) is a non-profit, national organization founded in 1958. AAPCC represents the poison control centers of the United States and the interests of poison prevention and treatment of poisoning.

The purpose of the Specialist in Poison Information exam is to certify that candidates who pass the exam have competent skill, knowledge, education and experience to provide poison information to the public, healthcare providers and public health agencies.

The CSPI Exam contains 160-165 questions, of which only 125 will be used to determine the candidates score. Candidates have up to four hours to take the exam. If you require ADA accommodations, please contact Leslie Sandler, Vice President, Certification, Accreditation and Professional Education via email at sandler@aapcc.org.

American Association of Poison Control Centers
Certification for Specialists in Poison Information (CSPI)

Process Dates
Application to AAPCC August 16, 2021
Test Site Scheduling through Pearson VUE by phone June 15 - September 1, 2021 *
Testing Dates September 20 - October 3, 2021

* Scheduling is available only after you have received a confirmation email from AAPCC that your application has been verified.

Computer-Based Testing Tutorial and Practice Exam

Obtain general information about computer-based testing and answers to FAQ, as well as practice taking a general exam using the computer.

Scheduling

You may schedule after you receive a confirmation email from AAPCC that your application has been verified. To schedule, reschedule or cancel an exam, please contact a customer service agent.

Last updated 2021-06-16