Certified Healthcare CPD Professional (CHCP) Credential

The Certified Healthcare CPD Professional (CHCP) credential provides an educational self-assessment experience to those within the healthcare continuing professional development (CPD) community and defines a standard of minimal competence for the healthcare education profession. 

Focused on adult and interprofessional learning principles; educational activity planning, development, implementation, and evaluation; program leadership administration, and management; and knowledge of the CPD/CME/CE environment, the CHCP exam empowers you to strengthen your skills as a CPD professional and demonstrate that you have the skills needed to develop and advance continuing healthcare education for healthcare practitioners.

About the Exam

NLC Alignment

Updated in 2018, the CHCP exam includes content which reflects interprofessional practice and alignment with the National Learning Competencies. The exam ensures that the knowledge and skills evaluated fully align with those competencies continuing professional development (CPD) professionals need to perform their jobs. 

Content Outline

The new CHCP exam covers the following four main content areas:

  • Adult and Interprofessional Learning Principles (15%)
  • Educational Activity Planning, Development, Implementation, and Evaluation (33%)
  • Program Leadership, Administration, and Management (33%)
  • Knowledge of the CPD Environment (19%)

Exam Format

The exam includes 160 four-option multiple choice questions, with 150 scored and 10 pretest questions that are not scored. The three hour exam is a closed-book exam administered at more than 200 secure testing facilities throughout the United States and Canada annually during four quarterly testing periods. Candidates also have the option of taking the exam remotely and can select this option during the exam registration process. The exam administration is managed by IsoQuality Testing, a division of Schroeder Measurement Technologies.

Candidate Handbook

The CHCP Candidate Handbook includes information on the application process, taking the exam, scoring of the exam, and more. Download it today for more detailed insights on becoming certified.  

CHCP Exam Candidate Handbook 

Exam Preparation Materials

Content Outline

The Content Outline is provided as a study guide for individuals preparing for the Certification Exam. Additional suggestions for preparing for the exam are included in the Candidates Handbook.

CHCP Practice Exam

To assist candidates in assessing knowledge and skills in preparation for taking the CHCP Exam, please purchase our 2018 CHCP Practice Exam.  

CHCP Preparation Webinar Series

Earning your CHCP credential showcases to your employer, peers, and yourself that you are a skilled CEhp professional. To help you prepare for the CHCP exam, the Alliance has asked industry experts to help us supply resources necessary to obtain your CHCP credential. Webinar's review topics, models, principles of adult learning, educational design, and evaluation related to the CHCP exam.