AHA Certification Center - About Us


Set standards for healthcare professionals to achieve excellence.


  • Develop and administer the healthcare industry's premier certification programs.
  • Contribute to organizational and operational excellence through qualified certificants.


  • People:  
        - Through the certification exams, provide eligible professionals a tool to verify healthcare specific knowledge based on a defined body of knowledge.
        - Through the certification renewal requirements, support certificants' efforts to maintain continued competence and their AHA Certifications.
  • Integrity:  Conduct reliable and valid certification examinations through application of industry standard practices and policies.
  • Leadership:  Administer nationally recognized certification programs.
  • Diversity:  Treat all candidates and certificants equally and consistently.
  • Collaboration:  To achieve goals and deliver outstanding services and products, share expertise, learn from others, and encourage collaboration with the healthcare credentialing community, participating Personal Membership Groups and other stakeholders.
  • Excellence:  Be responsive to stakeholders (candidates, certificants, employers, PMGs, EDs, the AHA, etc.) and strive to consistently exceed their expectations.
  • Innovation: Continuously improve the candidate and certificant experience; e.g. streamline processes to build efficiencies.

* CHC, CHESP, CHFM, CHHR, CMRP and CPHRM are trademarks of the AHA Certification Center, a division of the American Hospital Association.


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