The examination consists of 120 multiple choice questions The content is reviewed and revised on an annual basis as changes to standards and regulations occur. The examination is issued annually in January of each year.
If a standard or regulation changes during the year, and the nature of the change affects one of the exam questions, the correct answer to the question will continue to be the standard or regulation that was in effect at the time the exam was issued.
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How the Exam will be Administered
Applicants can take the examination on-line at their convenience in their home or office. CIHQ has partnered with Exam Builder to administer the on-line examination. Exam Builder is used by some of the largest corporations in the United States and is the leader in web-based certification exams.
HACP is listed by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as meeting criteria for inclusion in a hospitals Demographic Data Collection Tool™ for Magnet Status.