Clinical Provider Certification
Obtaining your CCHP-CP shows that you have demonstrated understanding of the clinical needs of the incarcerated population and possess knowledge of the unique challenges, legal context, and policies and procedures specific to clinical providers practicing in a correctional environment.
A CCHP-CP has shown a mastery of specialized content developed by experts in the field of correctional health care. Specialty certification as a correctional physician, nurse practitioner, or physician assistant/associate provides validation of a commitment to maintain the knowledge necessary to augment competent and appropriate clinical care to incarcerated patients.
This credential replaces the specialized credential CCHP-P for physicians only.
- defines the domain of knowledge unique to practicing in a correctional environment
- provides a valid assessment of this knowledge,
- encourages continued professional development in the field of correctional health care
- promotes the public’s health by encouraging health care quality.