CCHP-A Recertification


Each year, CCHP-As must confirm their ongoing certification with the CCHP Board of Trustees.

Every three years, they must submit a form that verifies compliance with requirements of the CCHP-A program. 


  • Completion of 18 hours continuing education, at least 6 of which must be in the field of correctional health care, each year
  • Every three years, documentation of participation in at least one correctional health care conference as well as documentation of completion of an advanced project, such as publishing an article or book, teaching or giving a presentation at a correctional health care conference, receiving a national recognition or developing a project that has significant impact on the field of correctional health care
  • Payment of recertification fee

Recertification requirements must be completed prior to the expiration date. Requests for an extension (up to 30 days) must be submitted in writing (by email, mail or fax).

CCHP-A certification may be reinstated within one year upon submission of the required elements and an administrative reinstatement fee. If certification has lapsed for more than one year, you must submit a new application and complete all of the application requirements.