The Advanced CCHP program recognizes Certified Correctional Health Professionals who have demonstrated excellence, commitment and contribution to the field of correctional health care and their relative discipline or profession.
Certified Correctional Health Professionals are eligible to apply for Advanced Certification after being certified for at least three years in the basic program. Like the CCHP basic program, the Advanced CCHP program does not seek to measure clinical skills. Rather, it is designed to assess experience in and knowledge of the delivery of health care services in correctional settings. Advanced certification requires the completion of a detailed application and a passing score on a four-hour, proctored essay examination.
Meet Christopher Kent, an excellent model of the type of professional the CCHP-Advanced program strives to acknowledge.
If you set an example for others and encourage colleagues to strive for a high standard of quality and professionalism, then you should take the next step and pursue advanced certification — Steven Shelton, MD, CCHP-A