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Study Resources
The exam consists of 200 questions and is timed (the standard form is 4 hours). All questions on the exam are multiple choice and single-best answer. Some questions are: matching items; part of a series of questions related to a common vignette; and have associated pictorials or charts.
 
NBPHE Resources Related to Exam Content

The CPH exam’s content is based on the core Masters of Public Health (MPH) competencies developed by the Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health Education Committee, which is available here. This complimentary resource outlines the 119 competencies that provide the basis and scope of the CPH exam.

 
Content Outline
The content outline is a road map of the areas of knowledge which are tested by the CPH exam. Click here to view in PDF version.
 
Sample Exam Questions
Eighteen questions, closely modeled after the CPH exam, are available for your review.
Click here to view in PDF version.
 
Practice Exam
Click here to view the Practice Exam.
 
CPH Review Course November 15-16
A short course offered by APHA's Center for Professional Development in collaboration with the National Board of Public Health Examiners. Click here to view the Flyer.
 
CPH Review Roundtable November 18
Two 1.5 hour review sessions (12:30 – 2:00 PM and 2:30 – 4:00 PM) of interactive roundtables focused on each of the core areas of the exam. Session is free for APHA attendees. To register, click here.
 
Study Resources by Third Parties

The following materials are produced independently of the NBPHE and the resources are listed here as a courtesy to examinees. NBPHE was not involved in the development of these products and has not shared the contents of the examination with any organization. Please contact the individual producers with questions about accessing these product.

 
CPH Study Session Webinars
ASPPH hosts free periodic review webinars on the core areas. See archived webinars from 2013 and 2014 here.
 
ASPPH CPH Study Guide
ASPPH publishes an online study guide which includes overviews, practice exams, sample questions and definitions of each of the domain areas.
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