Healthcare Accreditation Certification Program (HACP)
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HACP Physical Environment Examination Content Outline

The HACP exam addresses key Physical Environment topics for acute care hospitals. The specific content and distribution of questions for the examination appears below:
Examination Content
No. Topic Number of Questions# of Questions Approximate Percent of Exam Total% of Exam Total
01. Security 12 10%
02. Hazardous Materials & Waste 16 13%
03. Emergency Power 4 3%
04. Life Safety/Fire Safety 42 35%
05. Healthcare Facilities Code% 28 23%
06. Utility and Medical Equipment% 4 3%
07. General Safety 14 12%
Total number of questions on the exam is 120.
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