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Sponsored by America’s Poison Centers

Coordinated through Professional Testing (PTI).

America’s Poison Centers, formerly 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 160-168 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

America’s Poison Centers
Certification for Specialists in Poison Information (CSPI)

Process Dates
Application to America’s Poison Centers April 2, 2024
Test Site Scheduling through Pearson VUE by phone February 5 – April 8, 2024*
Testing Dates April 29 – May 11, 2024

* Scheduling is available only after you have received a confirmation email from America’s Poison Centers 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.


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

Last updated 2024-02-05