Why Get Certified?


The Certified in Public Health is the only credential of its kind for public health that demonstrates not only your knowledge of key public health sciences, but also your commitment to the field through continuing education focused on emerging and established public health issues.  As the field of public health grows and its mission becomes more defined, it is crucial for public health professions to stay current in this rapidly evolving field.

Demonstrate to public health employers and leaders that you have mastered key contemporary public health sciences, by going beyond your education and choosing to sit for and successfully pass a voluntary examination.

By becoming certified in public health, you solidify your dedication to meeting and maintaining a national standard, agree to adhere to professional values, and follow a core standard body of knowledge, while distinguishing yourself from other professionals in the field. Raise the bar in public health. Distinguish yourself as a public health leader and sit for the CPH exam today!

Be the public health professional the public needs! Get CPH Certified!

CPH Candidate Handbook

Benefits of being CPH:


Stay current on best practices and education

Meet and maintain a national professional standard

Increase recognition of the public health professions

Invest in your career

Evidence mastery of public health sciences

Potential for promotions and salary increases

Distinguish yourself from peers

Go beyond your education

Raise the visibility of public health

Public health professionals need to stay at the forefront of their field. This is accomplished by thoroughly understanding the interaction between the specialized areas of public health, learning new strategies to cope with disasters, and constantly working to stay ahead of any threat. The CPH credential helps public health professionals to achieve these goals.

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