Recertifying Your CPHQ

Earning the CPHQ is important. Recertifying is essential.The CPHQ validates your knowledge of healthcare quality and demonstrates your dedication to the field. As the profession of healthcare quality rapidly changes, it is vital that you maintain the skills and credibility gained through the CPHQ by recertifying the credential.

The Recertification Handbook outlines requirements, ways to earn continuing education (CE), audit procedures, and the Retired status, and should be read before applying for recertification.

Download the Recertification Handbook

Each recertification cycle lasts two years, beginning January 1 of the year following your initial certification. The cycle ends on December 31 of the second year. Recertification will open in early July.

To ensure you receive recertification notifications, please update your contact information by accessing your account or calling our member services department at 847.375.4720.

Recertification Fees

NAHQ Member

  • Early Bird (before September 30): $175
  • October 1 - December 31: $225
  • Grace Period (January 1-31): $275


  • Early Bird (before September 30): $200
  • October 1 - December 31: $280
  • Grace Period (January 1-31): $330

Recertifying and Tracking Your CE Credits

To input your CE credits, visit your online recertification account. All active certificants already have an account in our database. Please contact Member Services at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 847.375.4720 for assistance in accessing your account. Please watch this video tutorial for step-by-step instructions on how to recertify. 

Retiring From the Profession

If you are retiring from the healthcare quality profession, you do have the opportunity to maintain your credential by applying for CPHQ-Retired status. To be eligible, you must

  • retire from the profession with no plans to return or renew certification
  • be a current CPHQ at the time of retirement
  • pay the associated fee of $100

Please complete the CPHQ-Retired Status Form and mail it along with the fee to NAHQ headquarters.