The CCHP-A Examination

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EXAMINATION DATES

The Advanced CCHP examination is administered at each NCCHC conference. See the Exam Calendar.

THE EXAMINATION

An essay examination is used to measure the possession, application and interpretation of knowledge necessary for  professional practice in correctional health care. It does not seek to measure clinical competency. Candidates take a four-hour proctored examination consisting of eight essay questions. They may use a laptop to write the exam. The examination is developed and graded by the CCHP Board of Trustees. It is graded on a pass/fail basis; a candidate must receive an overall score of 70% in order to pass. For more details about the exam, see the CCHP-A brochure, which contains program information, a study guide and the application.

REPORTING OF RESULTS

Candidates will be notified of their test results by mail within three months of taking the examination. Test results will be released only to the candidate. A list of passing candidates will be published following each examination. No reference will be made to the names of candidates who have deferred taking the examination or have not attained a passing score.

REEXAMINATION

Candidates who do not achieve a passing score on the CCHP-A examination may take the examination the following year upon payment of a nominal reexamination fee. If, after a second attempt, the candidate does not achieve a passing score, a new application will need to be submitted. A candidate who does not achieve a passing score automatically retains CCHP status for one year.

DEFERMENT

Candidates may defer the examination for one year upon written request postmarked or emailed no later than one month before the scheduled examination. Refunds for a deferred exam must be made in writing postmarked or emailed no later than 15 days prior to the exam date. Requests should be sent to CCHP Board of Trustees, 1145 W. Diversey Parkway, Chicago, IL 60614; fax: (773) 880-242; cchp@ncchc.org.