Recertifying Your CPHQ

Earning the CPHQ is important. Recertifying is essential.The CPHQ validates your knowledge of healthcare quality and demonstrates your dedication to the field. As the profession of healthcare quality rapidly changes, it is vital that you maintain the skills and credibility gained through the CPHQ by recertifying the credential.

The Recertification Handbook outlines requirements, ways to earn continuing education (CE), audit procedures, and the Retired status, and should be read before applying for recertification.

Download the Recertification Handbook

Each recertification cycle lasts two years, beginning January 1 of the year following your initial certification. The cycle ends on December 31 of the second year.

To ensure you receive recertification notifications, please update your contact information by accessing your account or calling our member services department at 847.375.4720.

Recertification Fees

NAHQ Member

  • Early Bird (before September 30): $175
  • October 1 - December 31: $225
  • Grace Period (January 1-31): $275

Nonmember

  • Early Bird (before September 30): $200
  • October 1 - December 31: $250
  • Grace Period (January 1-31): $300

Recertification will open this summer.

Recertifying and Tracking Your CE Credits

To input your CE credits, visit your online recertification account. All active certificants already have an account in our database. Please contact Member Services at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. or 847.375.4720 for assistance in accessing your account. If you have not logged into your account since February 1, 2018, you must reset your password by selecting the "Forgot your password" option.

Retiring From the Profession

If you are retiring from the healthcare quality profession and wish to maintain your credential, you can apply for CPHQ-Retired status. To be eligible, you must

  • retire from the profession with no plans to return or renew certification
  • be a current CPHQ at the time of retirement
  • pay the associated fee of $100
× If you haven't logged into NAHQ's platform since February 1, 2018, please reset your password by clicking on "Forgot your password". If you are redirected to the same login page or the link to reset your password does not work, please contact us at info@nahq.org or 847.375.4720 between 8 am-5 pm CT for assistance. We apologize for the inconvenience and appreciate your patience.