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CPH-Certified in Public Health

Certified in Public Health Credential

APTR is a member of the National Board of Public Health Examiners, which administers the Certified Public Health (CPH) credential. This credential provides individuals academic distinction and demonstrates their commitment to ongoing professional development in public health. The entrance exam for the CPH credential is open to all graduates of CEPH-accredited institutions and current students who have completed course work in the five core areas of public health. The CPH is the only voluntary core credential for public health professionals.The CPH designation demonstrates that an individual graduate from a CEPH-accredited program of public health has mastered foundational competencies in public health. The CPH Exam is the entry-point and a bi-annual recertification process maintains the credential.


Registration for October 5-26, 2013 exam Student Fee Alumni Fee
Early-Bird (Mid July - August 31, 2013) $385 USD $395 USD
Regular (September 1 - 20, 2013) $420 USD $450 USD


Maintenance of Certification

The CPH recertification process is meant to foster life-long learning, professional development, and promotion of the public health profession. CPH recertification credits should focus on continuing education and professional development opportunities. Topics for CPH recertification credits must directly address at least one of the domain areas of the CPH exam.To maintain certification, CPH professionals must earn 50 CPH recertification credits every two years starting with the first year the CPH is awarded. The certification process is on a two year cycle and must be recertified on alternate years by December 31 to ensure maintenance of certification. There is no carryover of recertification credits; credits reported must have been earned in the current recertification period.

APTR is an approved provider of CPH Maintenance of Certification credits.

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