Certification in Public Health (CPH)

The National Board of Public Health Examiners (NBPHE) administers the Certified in Public Health (CPH) exam.

Graduate eligibility

  • All graduates (masters or doctoral) of the School of Public Health and Health Professions from 2006 to the present are eligible to apply to take the exam.  

Student eligibility

  • New eligibility requirements allow current students who have completed or are currently enrolled in the core content required for the MPH degree (biostatistics, community health and health behavior, environmental health, epidemiology and health services administration) to sit for the CPH.

Why be CPH?

The Certified in Public Health (CPH) credential distinguishes you as a public health professional at the cutting edge of an ever-evolving field. The credential – the only one of its kind for public health – demonstrates not only your knowledge of key public health sciences, but also your commitment to the field through continuing education focused on emerging and established public health issues.

Benefits of the CPH

  • Stay current on best practices and education
  • Assure the community that you serve/protect that you met and maintain a national, professional standard
  • Increase recognition of the public health professions
  • Measure and improve the competency of public health workers everywhere

Content outlines, sample exam questions and practice exams are available at NBPHE.