Certification in Public Health
- Students of a school or program of public health accredited by CEPH (Council on Education for Public Health).
- Alumni of a school or program of public health accredited by CEPH
- Other relevant degrees: individuals who have taken the core courses* at a CEPH-accredited school or program and have a relevant graduate degree or three years of public health work experience.
- Public health work experience: individuals who have at least a bachelor's degree and at least five subsequent years' public health work experience will be eligible to take the exam.
• 18200 Environmental Health
• 18201 Principles of Epidemiology
• 18203 Public Health Administration
• 18204 Introduction to Biostatistics
• 18212 Behavioral Science and Public Health
Please note: Completing the Graduate Certificate in Public Health does not confer eligibility to take the Certified in Public Health exam.
• Sets a standard of excellence in the field of public health.
• Improves the quality of public health service for communities and the nation.
• Fosters an environment of life-long learning.
• Encourages the recognition of a professional community.
• Opens doors for participation in workshops, conferences and other professional activities.
Five Core Areas:
• Environmental Health Science
• Health Policy and Management
• Social and Behavioral Sciences
Seven Cross-Cutting Competencies:
• Communication and Informatics
• Diversity and Culture
• Public Health Biology
• Program Planning
• Systems Thinking
The Association of Schools and Programs of Public Health (ASSPH) offers an online CPH exam study guide.