If you're a new healthcare professional, you might want to consider becoming certified as a Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ). The certification exams are administered by the Healthcare Quality Certification Board (HQCB).
The CPHQ designation tells employers that you are a world-class, certified, professional. Many consider it the Gold Standard for the healthcare quality professional. Acquiring CPHQ status means you are recognized as a professional with academic achievement by individuals in the field of healthcare quality management. You will have been exposed to a reservoir of knowledge that includes quality management, quality improvement, case/care/disease/utilization management, and risk management at all employment levels and in all healthcare settings.
The CPHQ program is fully accredited by the National Commission for Certifying Agencies of the National Organization for Competency Assurance in Washington, D.C. It's the only international voluntary certification program within the healthcare quality management field to qualify for this accreditation.
Since 1984, when the first exam was administered by the HQCB, over 15,000 professionals hailing from diverse educational and employment backgrounds have registered for the CPHQ exam. Over 11,000 have already gained certification. There are now well over 6,800 active CPHQs throughout the world.
You can take your computer-based healthcare quality certification exam at any one of the more than 130 testing center locations nationwide. To see if you're ready to take the CPHQ exam, consider taking the Self-Assessment Exam (SAE) for additional preparation. The SAE online exam was designed to replicate--in content and difficulty--the actual CPHQ exam.