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CPH Exam Timeline

The first step in earning the Certified in Public Health (CPH) credential is sitting for the Certified in Public Health exam. The exam is rooted in the core areas of public health and serves as a benchmark for vital knowledge for those working in the field. The exam is offered at computer-based testing centers three times a year. Available dates will be indicated when scheduling your examination. Candidates are scheduled on a first-come, first-served basis.

CPH candidates will receive their score reports before they leave the testing facility. This new process gives the candidate instant results regardless of their pass or fail status. Please note that candidates sitting for paper-based exams will not receive instant results.

The table below notes the deadlines to register for the upcoming exam and the credentialing timeline.
To find a computer-based testing center, visit Testing Locations. View the CPH Candidate Handbook.

CPH Computer-Based Test (CBT)

Exam Dates Registration Fee
February 1 – 28 Open $385.00 USD
June 1 – 30 Open $385.00 USD
October 1 - 31 Open $385.00 USD
2017 CPH Paper-Based Test (PBT)

Exam Dates Location Registration Deadline Fee
May 26, 2017 New York University April 26, 2017 $315.00 USD
June 23, 2017 University of South Florida May 23, 2017 $250.00 USD
June 24, 2017 University of North Texas May 24, 2017 $250.00 USD
July 14, 2017 APHC Symposium CPH Exam June 14, 2017 $315.00 USD
October 20, 2017 University of South Florida September 20, 2017 $250.00 USD
November 6, 2017 2017 APHA Annual Meeting October 6, 2017 $385.00 USD