Advanced Certification - National Commission on Correctional Health Care
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Advanced Certification

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Be a leader in the field. Demonstrate your commitment to quality. Certified Correctional Health Professionals are eligible to apply for Advanced Certification after being certified for at least three years in the basic program. 

If you set an example for others and encourage colleagues to strive for a high standard of quality and professionalism, you should take the next step and pursue advanced certification.
-- Steven Shelton, MD, CCHP-A

Learn the answers to common concerns about taking the exam and get ready for recognition for your correctional health expertise. Explore how to apply, the philosophy behind the exam and how you can prepare for success.

The key to success is to understand the NCCHC standards, not merely recite them. “You need to know the standards inside, outside and upside down,” says Johnnie Lambert, RN, CCHP-A. “You don’t need to quote them, but you need to know what they mean and how to apply them.”