The Mark of Professional Leadership, Commitment and Expertise
Participation in NCCHC's Certified Correctional Health Professional program signifies your leadership, commitment and expertise. Certification recognizes the mastery of national standards and the knowledge expected of leaders in this complex, specialized field. The CCHP credential is a symbol of achievement and leadership, and is highly valued not only by participants but also by employers.
The rewards of a career in correctional health care are many: experience with a wide variety of patients, playing an important role in public health and working with other dedicated professionals, to name just a few. But correctional settings also present unique challenges: strict security regulations, crowded facilities, the myriad legal and public health considerations of providing care to incarcerated populations and more. Achieving professional certification is the surest way to prove that you have the tools to meet these challenges.
Now in its 27th year, the CCHP program is stronger than ever.
The CCHP program recognizes health care professionals from a variety of disciplines and settings, and the credential has been awarded to thousands of individuals nationwide. CCHPs also may opt to pursue Advanced certiﬁcation (CCHP-A) as well as specialty certification for mental health professionals (CCHP-MH), physicians (CCHP-P) and registered nurses (CCHP-RN).
Apply today and join the thousands of correctional health professionals who have earned the distinction of CCHP.
It's Finally Here!
Computer-based testing is now available for the CCHP and specialty exams (CCHP-MH, CCHP-P and CCHP-RN). You can take the exam at more than 300 strategically located PSI test centers across the United States at a time that is convenient for you. Approved candidates will receive an email from PSI with instructions on how to register for an exam. Examinations will continue to be offered at NCCHC and selected partner conferences (see the exam calendar »).
For information on what to expect at a PSI test center, click here.
Benefits of Certification
CCHP certification provides immeasurable benefits and is highly regarded by management, peers, staff and others. In some work settings, certification is rewarded financially. Below are additional benefits.
- Discounted registration to NCCHC conferences
- Free online access to the Journal of Correctional Health Care
- Certificate suitable for framing
- Lapel or tie pin with the CCHP insignia
- Press release to send to employee newsletters and local media
- Special networking opportunities
- Special publishing opportunities
- Discount on Academy of Correctional Health Professionals membership dues
Update Your Account
Did you know that you can log on to your NCCHC account to update your contact information? Keeping your account current is important for CCHP correspondence and recertification, processing continuing education credit from NCCHC conferences or the Journal of Correctional Health Care, conference registration and much more. To update (or create) your account, go to http://orders.ncchc.org.