CHCP Certification Application Process

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Candidates for the Certified Healthcare CPD Professional (CHCP) credential need to apply and register online, as noted below. The CHCP examination is a secure, computer-based 3-hour test that is available at more than 200 sites throughout the United States and Canada during four annual testing periods, managed by IsoQuality Testing, a division of Schroeder Measurement Technologies. The examination fee is $450, which includes a $50 nonrefundable professing fee.

Annual Testing Periods
March 13-30 Registration is open through February 28
June 13-30 Registration is open through May 31
September 13-30 Registration is open through August 31
December 1-31 Registration is open through November 30

View the CHCP Certification Candidates Handbook for more information on the application and how to register. 

Applying for the CHCP Credential

First Step: Eligibility

Download, complete, and submit your Eligibility Criteria Worksheet to the Alliance via email at acehp@acehp.orgIncomplete Worksheets will be returned; please be sure to read instructions carefully and fill in all cells before uploading. In order to sit for the Certification exam, candidates must document at least 18 Education and Experience Points as noted on the worksheet.

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After your worksheet has been submitted, it may be about 2 weeks prior to the review and approval. PLEASE ALLOW SUFFICIENT TIME FOR THE REVIEW PROCESS. You will be notified once your worksheet is approved. To ensure delivery of all emails please add to your contacts and safe senders list.

Second Step: Application

If your eligibility criteria worksheet is approved and you are qualified to sit for the CHCP certification exam, you will receive an email with a link to the initial application and payment process. Complete the Application Form using the link provided to access the testing site. You will receive a confirmation number, user ID, and password. When your Application is complete, you will be able to view the Registration Screen and choose the location, time and date to take the exam.

Third Step: Registration

Once on the Registration Screen, click "Exam Registration" and select "CCHCP". You will be asked to enter your confirmation number, user ID, and password. From here, please choose a location, time and date to take the exam

Should you have questions about the application and/or exam registration, please contact customer support at

    Testing Locations

    The CHCP examination is a computer-based test (CBT), but due to security measures required for a certification exam, candidates may not use their personal computers or laptops to take the exam. The examination will be offered at more than 200 sites throughout the United States and Canada during four testing periods each year. For locations of testing sites go to the Testing Site Map.

    Register early to reserve a seat at the testing center of your choice.

    Please note that most testing centers post their schedules 2-3 months in advance of the exam windows.

    Reporting Exam Results

    Most candidates will receive notification of their pass/fail status as soon as they have completed the computer-based exam at the testing center. Electronic scoring is instantaneous; the results will be printed by the exam proctor and given to the candidate on site. A list of all successful candidates will be posted on Alliance's National Registry after each test administration.

    Candidates who pilot test a new form of the exam will receive a letter when they have completed their exam, informing them that they will receive their examination results via US Postal Service within approximately four (4) to six (6) weeks of their examination date. Schroeder Measurement Technologies, our test development specialists, will determine when a new form of the exam is required. Candidate scores are not reported as a raw score (the number of questions answered correctly) but rather as a scaled or weighted score. To prevent candidates who took a less difficult form of the examination from having an unwarranted advantage over those who took a slightly more difficult form, raw scores are converted to weighted scores that represent comparable levels of achievement. Schroeder Measurement Technologies has provided a very readable explanation of the methods used to scale the CHCP exam. Go to: Equating and Scaling Credentialing Examinations.

    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.

    To view the full policy, please click here