CPHQ Examination


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

NAHQ members pay $370, while nonmembers can apply for $440. Join NAHQ to save $70. All CPHQ Fees are non-refundable.

See the list of exam candidates who earned the CPHQ certification in the past year.

Apply online
Apply by check


How to Apply Online

1. Download the CPHQ Candidate Handbook. (PDF)
2. Review the examination outline.
3. Apply for the exam through NAHQ's secure website (you will receive further instructions in regards to scheduling your exam after the application is complete).
4. Upon receiving confirmation from the Testing Company (AMP), view a list of testing centers and schedule your examination through AMP's secure website.
5. Study for the examination.

How to Apply by Check

1. Download the CPHQ Candidate Handbook (PDF) for complete testing details.
2. Review the examination outline.
3. Apply for the exam but do not submit payment. Print the final application and mail in the check for the appropriate fees to:

8735 W. Higgins Rd
Suite 300

Chicago, IL 60631
Please note: there is an additional $25 fee for payment by check.
4. Upon receiving confirmation from the Testing Company (AMP), view a list of testing centers and schedule your examination through AMP's secure website. 
5. Study for the examination.

How to Prepare

shutterstock_114113611HQCC 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 Self-Assessment Exam from the NAHQ Online Store to help identify areas for focus.

NAHQ also offers several study items in our online store that are included on the recommended resource list.


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

P: 800.966.9392
F: 847.375.6320
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If you are a CPHQ interested in contributing items for inclusion in the CPHQ examination and wish to become a CPHQ Review Course Instructor, download the CPHQ Secrets of Competency Writing Webcast available in the NAHQ Online Store.

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