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CPHQ Examination Application

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US Candidates

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The Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality® (CPHQ) examination is offered throughout the year at more than 130 US computer testing centers.

Membership Status Exam Fee
NAHQ Member $370
Nonmember $440

Join NAHQ to save $70. All CPHQ Fees are non-refundable.


Before Applying

  1. Review the CPHQ US Candidate Handbook for all guidelines and information.
  2. HQCC recommends you review the resource list when considering preparation materials. Study programs should be based on individual needs, but most candidates with healthcare quality experience should plan to spend 6 weeks to 3 months in preparation. To help you determine your level of preparation, consider purchasing the CPHQ Practice Exam from the NAHQ Online Store to help identify areas for focus.

Applying by Credit Card

  1. Apply for the exam through NAHQ's secure website
  2. You will receive confirmation of your application and instructions for next steps within 7 business days.

Applying by Check

Apply for the exam but when you get to the payment page, do not submit payment. Print the final application and mail in the check for the appropriate fees to:

HQCC/NAHQ
8735 W. Higgins Rd
Suite 300

Chicago, IL 60631
Please note: there is an additional $25 fee for payment by check.

How to Schedule Your Exam

  1. You will receive confirmation from the testing company, AMP, that your application has been received.
  2. Upon receiving confirmation from the Testing Company, AMP, view a list of testing centers and schedule your examination through AMP's secure website.

International Candidates

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The Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality® (CPHQ) examination is offered 4 times a year in many international testing centers. 

Membership Status Exam Fee
NAHQ Member $445
Nonmember $515

*International candidates include all those outside the United States of America.

International testing takes place during 4 windows throughout the year.

The exam will be offered during the following windows:

  • March 21-April 1,2016; application deadline is March 4 - NOW OPEN
  • July 11-22, 2016; application period is April 8-June 24
  • September 19-30,2016; application period is July 29-September 4
  • December 5-16,2016; application period is October 7-November 18

Applications must be submitted by no later than 5:00pm CST by the deadlines listed above.


Before Applying

  1. Review the CPHQ International Candidate Handbook for all guidelines and information.
  2. HQCC recommends you review the resource list when considering preparation materials. Study programs should be based on individual needs, but most candidates with healthcare quality experience should plan to spend 6 weeks to 3 months in preparation. To help you determine your level of preparation, consider purchasing the CPHQ Practice Exam from the NAHQ Online Store to help identify areas for focus.

Applying by Credit Card

  1. Apply for the exam through NAHQ's secure website
  2. Select 'outside the US' for where you intend to sit for the exam.
  3. Select your exam window.
  4. Complete the online application.
  5. You will receive confirmation of your application and instructions for next steps within 7 business days.

Applying by Check

  1. Apply for the exam through NAHQ's secure website, but when you get to the payment page, do not submit payment.
  2. Select 'outside the US' for where you intend to sit for the exam.
  3. Select your exam window.
  4. Print the final application and mail in the check for the appropriate fees to:

HQCC/NAHQ
8735 W. Higgins Rd
Suite 300

Chicago, IL 60631
Please note: there is an additional $25 fee for payment by check.

  1. You will receive confirmation of your application and instructions for next steps within 7 business days.

How to Schedule Your Exam

Within 10 business days, you will receive confirmation via email from the Testing Company, AMP. This email will include information on selecting your testing center and scheduling your specific exam date. View a list of testing centers via AMP's website. 

Questions?

If you have specific questions about the examination application, contact NAHQ.

P: 800.966.9392
F: 847.375.6320
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