Certified in Healthcare Human Resources

The Certified in Healthcare Human Resources (CHHR) certification program provides a national standard of requisite knowledge required for certification; thereby assisting employers, the public and members of health professions in assessing healthcare human resources professionals.

The CHHR Current Certificant List, updated twice monthly, reflects all currently certified professionals.

The CHHR program includes the following elements:

  • Eligibility requirements that are a blend of education and healthcare-specific experience
  • A 115-item multiple-choice Certification Examination
  • A renewal requirement

Learn More

The CHHR Candidate Handbook and Application contains eligibility requirements, a complete content outline for the Examination, sample test items, and instructions on how to apply online.

Ready to Apply?

Candidates can apply online or via application (mail/fax.) Ensure you have reviewed the Candidate Handbook prior to applying.

The AHA Certification Center contracts with PSI/AMP for exam administration and other services. Approximately 200 secure Assessment Centers are available for computer exam administrations. Exams are administered twice daily Monday - Friday.

Resources for Candidates

The AHA-CC does not endorse training or education programs for the exam.

The CHHR Examination Resource Page contains a list of publications, education, and websites that candidates may find useful to prepare for the Examination.

The CHHR Self-Assessment Examination is an online study tool that parallels the CHHR Certification Examination in format, content and cognitive levels.

CHHR Fees

Examination - $295 member / $425 nonmember
Renewal - $135 member / $225 nonmember
Self Assessment Exam (SAE) - $115 member / $200 nonmember
Logo - $10 (for certificants only)

Time to Renew?

The CHHR Renewal Application describes provisions for certification renewal and criteria for acceptable continuing professional education.