The Certified Pain Educator (CPE) credential is valid for five (5) years. To maintain the credential, CPEs must:

  • Maintain current American Society of Pain Educators (ASPE) membership
  • Remain a healthcare professional licensed by a recognized US jurisdiction (eg, state)

Failure to meet these criteria will result in revocation of the CPE credential.

Ongoing participation in pain-related educational activities—both formal and informal—is strongly encouraged as are other efforts to further one's continuing professional development.


The Certified Pain Educator (CPE) credential is valid for five (5) years, as long as the individual meets the criteria to maintain the credential. After that time, those wishing to recertify must file a new application with a $50 application fee, and provide documentation for completion of 30 hours of continuing education. Click here to download a copy of the application.

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