2019 Content Outline


The National Board of Public Health Examiners recently conducted a job task analysis (JTA) to validate the knowledge tested by the CPH examination. A JTA is a carefully constructed survey used to determine the body of knowledge that a segment of a profession’s workforce needs to know to competently perform their jobs, and typically, a JTA is the basis for developing a credentialing examination. CPH Content Outline as of January 1, 2019 (PDF)

CPH Domain Areas 2019
Evidence-Based Approaches to Public Health (10%) Communication (10%) Leadership (10%) Law and Ethics (10%) Public Health Biology and Human Disease Risk (10%)
Collaboration and Partnership (10%) Program Planning and Evaluation (10%) Program Management (10%) Policy in Public Health (10%) Health Equity and Social Justice (10%)

Job Task Analysis Report

Use JTA Data

Article on CPH Job Task Analysis process published in Public Health Reports 2017

Article on Relationship between CEPH, PHAB accreditation criteria and CPH domains published in Journal of Public Health Management and Practice 2018

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