CPD Associate Certificate

Healthcare CPD Associate Certificate

The Healthcare CPD Associate Certificate was created for individuals with at least one year of full-time experience in the healthcare CPD field. The certificate is for both newcomers and experienced professionals alike. It is awarded after passing an examination which documents the knowledge and skills of the individual working in the healthcare CPD/CME/CE field.

Interested individuals are encouraged to review the National Learning Competencies (NLCs) to ensure their readiness to apply for the examination. The 50-question examination takes approximately 90 minutes to complete. It is based on the Novice/Beginner Behaviors of the Alliance National Learning Competencies:

  • Adult learning principles
  • Educational interventions
  • Performance measurement
  • Collaboration
  • Administration
  • Leadership
  • Systems Thinking

About the Exam

The Healthcare CPD Associate Certificate examination is a secure, computer-based 1.5-hour test that is available at more than 200 sites throughout the United States and Canada during four annual testing periods.

Content Outline

The 50-question exam is based on the knowledge and skills that novices or advanced beginners in the healthcare CPD field should be able to demonstrate. The questions are divided among 7 of the 8 National Learning Competencies. The exam does not contain questions related to Competency 7: Engage in Self-Assessment and Lifelong Learning because the process of preparing for the exam is a relevant educational activity for those in the CPD field and because all certificate earners are expected to be engaged in the field and continually update their knowledge, skills, and competencies.

The questions in the exam are divided as follows:

  • Adult learning principles 18%
  • Educational interventions 18%
  • Measuring performance 8%
  • Collaboration 18%
  • Administration 24%
  • Leadership 8%
  • Systems thinking 6%

Candidate Handbook

The Healthcare CPD Associates Exam 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. 

Healthcare CPD Associates Exam Candidate Handbook

Exam Preparation Materials

To assist candidates in assessing knowledge and skills in preparation for taking the Associate exam, we have provided sample exam questions. 

Sample Exam Questions