Following successful completion of the CPHQ examination, the certificant is required to maintain certification by fulfilling continuing education (CE) requirements, which are reviewed and established annually by Healthcare Quality Certification Commission. The current requirements include obtaining and maintaining documentation of 30 CE hours over the 2-year recertification cycle and payment of a recertification fee. All CE must relate to areas covered in the most current examination content outline. Current employment in the quality management field is not required to maintain active CPHQ status.
All continuing education that follows the CPHQ content outline is accepted. It is not a requirement to have the hours approved as CPHQ hours.
You can learn more about CPHQ recertification at the National Association for Healthcare Quality's website (click here)