Alliance for Continuing Education in the Health Professions

    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. View the Healthcare CPD Associates Exam Candidates Handbook for more information on the application and how to register.

    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%