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Recertification Process

Don't Let Your Certification Expire!

The HACP designation is good for two years from the date of issuance. In order to maintain the HACP credential, you must be recertified every two years.
Recertification can be obtained by paying the recertification fee, and by either of the following:
  • Re-taking the HACP examination
  • Providing evidence of 24 hours of continuing education units (CEU). One hour of study or instruction equals one CEU. The CEU’ must address areas consistent with accreditation standards and/or CMS Conditions of Participation. CIHQ offers CEU’ free of charge to certified individuals through the HACP website. CEU’ can also be awarded for selected leadership activities and other involvement in preparing your organization for its accreditation and/or certification.
To obtain the appropriate certification application form, please select one of the options below:
Register online to renew your certification by re-taking the HACP examination.
the registration form to renew your certification by re-taking the HACP exam.
Renew your certification by submitting evidence of continuing education. Note: You must login to submit your evidence.
HACP is listed by the American Nurses Credentialing Center as meeting criteria for inclusion in a hospitals Demographic Data Collection Tool™ for Magnet Status.