The CPHQ certification is a credential that signifies both professional and academic achievement for those who have a career in patient safety and healthcare quality.

Healthcare quality professionals work in every healthcare setting to enhance care delivery, optimize value, and improve outcomes by leading activities in one or more of the following core quality functions:   

  • Patient Safety
  • Regulatory and Accreditation
  • Quality Review and Accountability
  • Performance and Process Improvement
  • Health Data Analytics
  • Population Health and Care Transitions

There are no formal eligibility requirements to sit for the exam. It is recommended that candidates have at least two years of experience in the healthcare quality profession. The exam is written with the two-year healthcare quality professional in mind. In summary, “anyone” can sit the CPHQ exam. But, based on past data, only about two in every three candidates will pass the certifying exam.

The CPHQ exam certification is provided worldwide by US Based National Association for healthcare Quality.