Alliance for Continuing Education in the Health Professions

    About the Exam

    New CHCP Format

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

    The new exam was launched in March 2018. 

    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.

    To register, view the CHCP Certification Candidates Handbook for more information on the application process.