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The Certified in Public Health (CPH) credential distinguishes public health professionals at the cutting edge of an ever-evolving field. The credential – the only one of its kind for public health – demonstrates knowledge of key public health sciences, but also a commitment to the field through continuing education focused on emerging and established public health issues.

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NBPHE Announces New CPH Eligibility Criteria
Registration is open
Individuals who have a bachelor’s degree and at least five subsequent years of public health work experience will be eligible to take the CPH exam. Confirmation of employment and education must be verified by the NBPHE before candidates may schedule their exam. Read More >

New CPH Discounts
Members of the following organizations are eligible for a discount on the CPH exam. To find out more, click on the icons below:

2017 APHA Annual Meeting: Certified in Public Health (CPH) Learning Institute & CPH Exam
Thinking of getting certified in public health, but aren't sure you are ready to pass the exam? If you are interested in taking the CPH exam for the first time, the NBPHE recommends taking a focused, two-day learning institute, offered to you at the 2017 APHA Annual Meeting. The APHA CPH Learning Institute will strengthen your knowledge, boost your testing confidence and prepare you for the CPH exam. Stay tuned for more information.

Content Areas

The Certified in Public Health (CPH) exam covers the areas of knowledge relevant to contemporary public health and general principles. The examination was crafted to assess a person’s knowledge of these competencies, regardless of his or her area of expertise. Below are the content areas that you need to have mastered within your career.

General Principles
Environmental Health Sciences
Health Policy and Management
Social and Behavioral Sciences

Communication and Informatics
Diversity and Culture
Public Health Biology
Programs Planning
Systems Thinking






More information about the CPH Exam

Upcoming Exams
February 1 – 28

June 1 – 30

October 1 – 31
[Paper-Based Test (PBT) also available - Exam dates vary]

The CPH Exams are delivered at AMP Assessment Centers around the world. Find a Location

Standard: $385 USD*
CPH Group Discount: price varies
Additional $100 fee applies for examinations taken outside of the United States, Puerto Rico, and Canada.



I am promoting this exam and I am involved in the teaching of public health at a college level. I feel that the CPH is something that will validate public health as a clear set of disciplines and adds to the expertise that one brings to the table with issues concerning all aspects of public health. My own public health background emphasized economics and the built environment and the CPH has been invaluable as a tool of credibility.

Dr. David J. Hintz, CPH

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