In 1983, NAHQ introduced the onlyaccredited certification in healthcare quality,theCertified Professional in Healthcare Quality  the CPHQ.   

  • Nearly 15,000 individuals hold the CPHQ certification globally


The certification is increasingly in demand by employers, as evidenced by more than half of jobs in NAHQ’s Career Center requiring or preferring candidates hold this credential.   

If your organization is committed to improving healthcare quality, hiringtraining and retaining CPHQs will accelerate your progress.   


NAHQ research confirms CPHQs  

  • Work at higher levels of competency compared with non-CPHQs in all eight domains of NAHQ’s Healthcare Quality Competency Framework 

  • Aspire to be thought leaders within the healthcare quality arena.  

  • Are more likely to hold higher job titles (link to profiles) than those who do not have CPHQ.