CPH Fees & Discounts


The regular fee for the exam is $385.

Exams rescheduled more than 10 days prior to the exam date incur no rescheduling fee. Exams rescheduled between 2 and 10 days prior to the exam date incur a $15 rescheduling fee. Exams rescheduled less than 2 days prior to the exam date incur a $150 fee. At the time of cancellation, candidates may select a new date or temporally cancel. There is no testing deadline; CPH eligibility is indefinite. However, once CPH applications are approved, no refunds will be issued.

Graduate-level students and alumni of all CEPH-accredited and CEPH-applicant schools and programs are eligible to take the exam following verification of their degree or degree status. Members of the public health workforce who meet our “work experience” criteria are also eligible to take the CPH exam. For detailed eligibility criteria, see our Eligibility Requirements page.

DISCOUNTS

The NBPHE offers partnership discounts to organizations, schools and programs of public health, and sponsoring employers who commit to promoting the Certification in Public Health.

Employees, members, students or alumni of the groups listed below will automatically reduce a discount by indicating their affiliation within the CPH candidate application.  For individuals with multiple affiliations, the lowest discount price will apply.

If your school, program or organization participates in the voucher program, please enter a voucher code while registering for the examination. You must contact your school to receive a voucher code before you register for the exam.

OrganizationDiscount Rate
Alaska Native Tribal Health Consortium$315
American Public Health Association (and Affiliates) Members$315
Arizona Public Health Association$315
Army Nurse Corps $315
Army Public Health Center$315
ASPPH FellowsVaries
Association of Public Health Nurses$250
Brigham Young University MPH Program$250
California State University Northridge MPH Program in Community Health Education $315
Claremont Graduate University Master of Public Health Program $315
Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health $315
Commissioned Officers Association Members $315
Delta Omega Honorary Society in Public Health $315
Indiana University – Purdue University Indianapolis Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health$250
Instituto Nacional de Salud Publica $315
Johns Hopkins University Bloomberg School of Public Health $315
Mississippi Public Health Association$250
Navy Nursing Corp Personnel $315
North Carolina Public Health Association$250
Northeastern University Department of Health Sciences$315
Oregon Health & Science University/Portland State University School of Public Health$250
St. George's University MPH Program $315
St. Louis University College for Public Health and Social Justice$250
San Antonio Metropolitan Health District $315
This Is Public Health Ambassadors$250
Thomas Jefferson University, College of Population Health - MPH Program$315
Touro University California MPH Program$250
University of California, Irvine Program in Public Health$250
University of Florida College of Public Health $315
University of Miami Department of Public Health Sciences$250
University of Minnesota School of Public Health$315
University of New England Graduate Programs in Public Health$315
University of North Dakota Master of Public Health Program$315
University of North Texas Health Science Center School of Public Health$250
University of Oklahoma Health Sciences Center College of Public Health$250
University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health $315
University of South Florida College of Public Health$250
University of Texas at El Paso College of Health Sciences $315
University of Utah, School of Medicine, Division of Public Health$250
Washington University in St. Louis – Brown School Public Health Programs$250

Please check back frequently to see additional schools and programs participating in the discount program. If you do not see your school, program or organization listed below and want more information on how to get it involved, please email info@nbphe.org.

Retake fees

After you have taken your exam (or if you were absent on your scheduled exam date) you may reapply online via CPH Central. The retake fee is $150. Once paid, you will receive an email from Scantron with scheduling instructions.

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