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Certified in Public Health Credential

What is the CPH Credential?

The National Board of Public Health Examiners (NBPHE) offers the Certified in Public Health (CPH) credential as the only voluntary core credential for public health professionals. The CPH designation demonstrates that an individual graduate from a CEPH-accredited school or program of public health has mastered foundational competencies in public health. CPH professionals raise the bar and enhance the public health profession through their exemplary academic and leadership skills.

Earning your credential

There are two parts to the CPH credentialing process:

  1. The CPH Exam which is the entry-point
  2. A bi-annual recertification process that maintains the credential

The CPH Exam

The initial CPH exam acts as a standard benchmark to measure an individuals’ grasp of contemporary public health topics, which is needed as schools and programs have various graduation requirements. The recertification process elevates public health professionals to be on par with other health professions maintenance of their licenses, certifications or credentials. The CPH code of ethics, which all CPH professionals must agree to uphold, assures that essential services are delivered based on evidence and equity.

The inaugural CPH exam was offered across the world in August 2008. To date, more than 3,000 individuals have passed the CPH exam. Join us in raising the bar for public health. Get Certified in Public Health.

CPH Exam Resources