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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:
Instant Scoring Coming Soon!
Beginning with the June computer-based testing administration, 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. Read More >

Content Areas

The Certified in Public Health (CPH) exam covers the core areas of knowledge, offered in CEPH-accredited schools and programs, as well as cross-cutting areas relevant to contemporary public health. The examination was crafted to assess a person's knowledge of these competencies, regardless of his or her academic concentration. Below are the content areas that you need to have mastered within your academic 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.
Testing: $125 USD



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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