Certification of Healthcare CPD Professionals (CHCP) and the Healthcare CPD Associate Certificate

The Alliance for Continuing Education in the Health Professions (Alliance) and the Commission for Certification of Healthcare CPD Professionals (CCHCP) announced that effective March 1, 2016, the Alliance will take ownership of the Certified Healthcare CPD Professional (CHCP) certification. This will include the examination and the recertification process, as well as the Associate Healthcare CPD Professional certificate examination. 

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The overarching purpose of the CHCP program is to raise the bar in Healthcare CPD. The public deserves assurance that Healthcare CPD is being managed by persons who understand principles of adult learning and professional development, know how to frame clinical content for maximum impact, and can wisely interpret the rules and regulations that define the field. Healthcare CPD Professionals are responsible for maintaining the integrity of activities essential for relicensure of more than 600,000 practicing physicians and 60,000 practicing physician assistants and other Healthcare CPD professionals in the US.

The Commission has developed a computer-based examination, accessible at more than 200 secure testing centers throughout the US and Canada, in order to provide evidence of minimal competency for individuals employed or volunteering in the Healthcare CPD field. Eligibility to sit for the exam requires Candidates to document their formal and informal education as well as their experience relevant to Healthcare CPD activities. Individuals employed or volunteering in all segments of the Healthcare CPD community are eligible to achieve the CHCP credential.

Certified Healthcare CPD Professional (CHCP)

The purpose of the Certified Healthcare CPD professional (CHCP) credential is to provide an educational self‐assessment experience to individuals employed in the Healthcare CPD field while defining minimal competence for the healthcare education profession. 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.

For information on how to register for the CHCP examination, click here

For individuals who have the CHCP credential and need to recertify, click here

Healthcare CPD Associate Examination

The Healthcare CPD Associate examination supports the documentation of knowledge and skills by individuals working in the healthcare CPD/CME/CE field. The examination is designed for individuals working in any provider or supporter setting with at least one year of full-time experience in healthcare CPD. The examination reflects the minimum standards for knowledge and skill of those working in organizations related to the education of licensed healthcare providers such as physicians, physician assistants, pharmacists, nurses, nurse practitioners and more.

For information on how to register for the Healthcare CPD Associate examination, click here


Questions? Please contact the Alliance Business Office at (202) 367-1151 or at acehp@acehp.org