Certification of Healthcare CPD Professionals
This certification program is for individuals in the Healthcare CPD field who wish to demonstrate their competence and earn the designation of Certified Healthcare CPD Professional (CHCP, formerly CCMEP™). The public deserves assurance that healthcare CPD (also known as CPPD, CPE, CE) is being managed and monitored by individuals who understand the principles of adult learning and professional development, know how to frame clinical content for maximum impact, and can interpret the rules and regulations that define the field. These Healthcare CPD professionals are responsible for maintaining the integrity of activities essential for re-licensure of healthcare providers such as physicians, physician assistants, pharmacists, nurses, nurse practitioners and more.
The CHCP program consists of
- Initial Certification, which requires candidates to document their professional qualifications and successfully pass a proctored three-hour examination; and
- Recertification, which is available to CHCPs who have documented a Portfolio of performance improvement activities or who choose to sit for and pass the current form of the CHCP exam. Recertification is required every three years.
Why Seek CHCP Certification?
Benefits to Individuals
- Motivates individuals to maintain a career path [not just a job] in Healthcare CPD
- Provides tangible evidence of self-improvement and pursuit of one’s own continuous professional education
- Offers the potential to increase earning power and open up new career opportunities
- Certificate and lapel pin
- Allows the use of the CHCP credential on stationery and business cards
- Names are posted online in the “Registry of Certified Healthcare CPD Professionals”
- Provides opportunities to volunteer for CHCP related activities within the Alliance
Benefits to Employers
- Raises the level of staff awareness and knowledge of Healthcare CPD rules and regulations
- A risk-management strategy to lessen the risk of non-compliance
- Can improve the level of communication with Healthcare CPD partners
- Documents evidence of continuous personal improvement and staff development within the organization
- Complements the certification programs of other healthcare professionals
- Aids in recruiting, evaluating, promoting and retaining valuable Healthcare CPD staff
- Offers opportunities to publicize organizational excellence and commitment to the Healthcare CPD community
Policy on ADA Accomodations
CCHCP does not discriminate against candidates for certification on the basis of race, religion, gender, national origin, marital status, sexual orientation, age or disability. In compliance with the American with Disabilities Act (ADA), CCHCP provides reasonable accommodation for applicants with documented disabilities that may affect their ability to take the Certified Healthcare CPD Professional (CHCP) examination. It is the candidate’s responsibility to notify CCHCP of the needed alternative arrangements at the time of application to sit for examination. If you have a disability for which you wish to request accommodation, you must provide the following information and return the Request for Special Accommodations form with required documentation along with your examination application. Attach additional pages as necessary.
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