The NCCHC Board of Representatives voted in March 2023 to expand the CCHP-P correctional physician specialty certification program to include nurse practitioners and physician assistants/associates.
While physicians have unique expertise and knowledge, the CCHP-CP will focus on a shared domain of knowledge used in correctional health care. The expansion reflects the increasingly significant role NPs and PAs play, not only in corrections but also in the community, especially in primary care.
The credential is called CCHP-CP for clinical provider.
Physicians who have earned a CCHP-P can use the new CCHP-CP credential right away. At recertification, the credential will become a CCHP-CP.