Preparing for the CCHP-MH Exam
The Candidate Handbook helps applicants to prepare for the examination and has a detailed list of content areas covered on the exam. It is helpful to develop a study plan. This might include self-study, finding a study partner or group, taking a review course, reviewing current textbooks and articles, or other methods.
The following books are recommended reading to help you prepare for the exam. These books may be purchased through the links below:
- Correctional Mental Health: From Theory to Best Practice
- How to Identify Suicidal People—A Systematic Approach to Risk Assessment
- Standards for Mental Health Services in Correctional Facilities
The CCHP-MH task force has also developed an Exam Resource Guide that lists web-based materials that can help you in your studies. The resources are intended to give a more thorough understanding of information discussed in the publications.
See these sample test questions for an idea of what to expect when you take the exam.