Healthcare Accreditation Certification Program (HACP)
Knowledge you need, Recognition you deserve!

HACP is the only program
of its kind that is:

  • Externally Validated
  • Peer Reviewed
  • Securely Administered
Sponsored by the Center for Improvement in Healthcare Quality
The Healthcare Accreditation Certification Program(s) (HACP) are the only national professional credentials solely dedicated to demonstrating competency in select fields of the regulatory environment.
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HACP Programs

HACP - Center for Medicaid Services (CMS)

The HACP-CMS certification encompasses a broad knowledge of the CMS Conditions of Participation for acute care hospitals, and the federal survey and certification process. Individuals who achieve this certification demonstrate mastery of subject matter addressing a wide variety of standards by CMS and all of the major accreditation providers (CIHQ, TJC, DNV, and HFAP).

HACP ‐ Physical Environment (PE)

The HACP-PE certification demonstrates an in-depth knowledge of regulations addressing the physical environment in acute care hospitals. Content addresses key regulations and national standards in Safety/Security, Hazardous Materials & Waste, Emergency Power, Life Safety/Fire Safety, Healthcare Facilities Code, Utilities, and Medical Equipment.
HACP is listed by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as meeting criteria for inclusion in a hospitals Demographic Data Collection Tool™ for Magnet Status.