The exam is largely based on compliance work experience and therefore an official study guide is not available for this exam. However, to help prepare for the CHC examination, CCB recommends candidates:
Review the CHC Candidate Handbook and the “Detailed Content Outline.”
Read HCCA's Compliance 101 book, The Health Care Compliance Professional's Manual, or
The Monitoring and Auditing Practices for Effective Compliance book. All can be ordered
from HCCA's website.
Attend an HCCA Basic Compliance Academy. There you will receive a complimentary copy of
The Health Care Compliance Professional's Manual, and have access to event materials.
Go to www.hcca-info.org/academies to register.
Use the HCCAnet social network to ask questions and network with other healthcare
compliance professionals and CCB certification holders.
Review reference materials and programs that are the basis for the “Detailed Content
Outline,” such as the Federal Sentencing Guidelines. These programs and
reference materials are created by government agencies and groups that establish
policies and guidelines related to healthcare compliance and ethics, and groups
that regulate compliance and ethics issues. These include:
Federal Sentencing Guidelines, Chapter 8
Center for Medicare and Medicaid Services
OIG searchable database of excluded individuals and entities
Office for Civil Rights
U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, Office of Inspector General
Office of Federal Contract Compliance Programs
U.S. House of Representatives
Government Printing Office