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Get Certified in Public Health (CPH)

by Carolina on April 26, 2010

The National Board of Public Health Examiners (NBPHE) established in September 2005 as an independent organization in United States, developed and administers a voluntary certification in public health exam.  The purpose of this examination is to ensure that students and graduates from schools and programs of public health accredited by the Council on Education for Public Health (CEPH) have mastered the knowledge and skills relevant to contemporary public health.

Some of the benefits of becoming a Certified Public Health professional are:

  • Sets a standard of knowledge and skills in public health
  • Encourage life-long learning
  • Adds credibility to public health profession
  • Increasing public health awareness
  • Fosters environment of a professional community

The exam is rooted in the five basic core competencies of public health to reflect the nature of the field and the way one area of knowledge blends into another. The certification exam is administered to graduates of CEPH-accredited schools and programs of public health. The exam dates are August 6-28, 2010.

Registration & Payment Deadlines
$350 for students from participating pilot institutions Until May 25, 2010 (Midnight, EST)
$400 for graduates from institutions accredited by CEPH Until April 30 (Midnight, EST)
$475 for graduates from institutions accredited by CEPH Until May 25, 2010 (Midnight, EST)

The eligibility criteria for the CPH exam consist on:

  • You must have a graduate level degree from a CEPH-accredited school or program of public health or be enrolled at a CEPH-accredited school or program participating in the National Board of Public Health Examiners (NBPHE) pilot administration. You can see the list of participating pilot institutions at www.publichealthexam.org
  • Graduates must complete all degree requirements, including, but not limited to, coursework, internships, and thesis, by July 31 of the year of the exam.
  • Students enrolled at a CEPH-accredited school or program participating in the NBPHE pilot administration must complete 21 credit hours towards their public health degree by August 28, 2010.  The 21 hours must include completion or concurrent enrollment in applicable core course in Biostatistics, Environmental Health Sciences, Epidemiology, Health Services/Policy Management, and Social and Behavioral Sciences.
  • NBPHE will verify every candidate’s eligibility with their alma mater or academic institution.

Register now at www.publichealthexam.org

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selam abebe January 15, 2012 at 12:12 pm

Hi my name is Selam I am undergraduate public health major and is it possible for me to take the Public Health certified test ?

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