CHCP Certification Application Process

Congratulations! You've made an important decision to enhance your healthcare CPD career and to help advance your organization. Let's get started!

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

Annual Testing Periods
Cost: $450
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

Applying for the CHCP Credential

First Step: Eligibility

  • Download, complete, and submit your Eligibility Criteria Worksheet to the Alliance via email at acehp@acehp.org. In order to sit for the Certification exam, candidates must document at least 18 Education and Experience Points. Up to 2 of those points may be earned by successfully completing Performance Scenarios for 0.5 point each. Please allow sufficient time for the review process (2 to 3 weeks). You will be notified once your worksheet is approved. You have 1 year from your approval date to take the CHCP examination. 

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Second Step: Application

  • If you are qualified and approved 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

    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.

    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.