Become a CPHQ

Earn the CPHQ, the only accredited certification in healthcare quality.
If you’re ready to demonstrate your dedication to healthcare quality and distinguish yourself from the crowd, apply for the Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality® (CPHQ) exam today.

Apply Now

Testing in the United States

Review the US CPHQ Candidate Handbook for all guidelines and information.
The CPHQ exam is offered throughout the year at more than 100 US computer testing centers.

  • Member Price: $399
  • Nonmember Price: $469

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

View the US CPHQ Candidate Handbook

Testing Internationally*

Review the CPHQ International Candidate Handbook for all guidelines and information. The CPHQ exam is offered four times a year in many international testing centers.

  • Member Price: $445
  • Nonmember Price: $515

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

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

International testing takes place during four windows throughout the year. Applications for each window must be submitted no later than 5 pm CST by the application deadlines listed below.

  • September 5–19, 2017 (application period June 24–August 18, 2017)
  • December 3–16, 2017 (application period August 19–November 17, 2017)

  • March 11–24, 2018 (application period November 18, 2017–February 23, 2018)
  • June 17–30, 2018 (application period February 24–June 1, 2018)
  • September 16–29, 2018 (application period June 2–August 31, 2018)
  • December 2–15, 2018 (application period September 1–November 16, 2018)

View the International CPHQ Candidate Handbook

Applying by Credit Card

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

Applying by Check

Apply for the exam through NAHQ’s secure website. On the payment page, do not submit payment. Print the final application and mail the application with a check for the appropriate fees to this address:
HQCC/NAHQ
8735 W. Higgins Road, Suite 300
Chicago, IL 60631

Please note: There is an additional $25 fee for payment by check. Pricing in the shopping cart does NOT reflect this $25 fee.

How to Schedule Your Exam

You will receive confirmation from the testing company, PSI/AMP, that your application has been received. PSI/AMP will guide you through the scheduling process. Review the appropriate candidate handbook for more information.  

Questions about the application process? Contact NAHQ at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 800.966.9392.

× Our site will undergo web maintenance from 7-8 pm CST on Friday, November 17 and again from 8 am-10 pm CST on Sunday, November 19. During this time, you will not be able to log in to the site or your accounts. Please plan accordingly, and we apologize for the inconvenience.