The CHPC exam was developed through a combined effort of qualified content experts and testing professionals. It tests a well-defined body of knowledge representative of professional practice in the discipline. Content experts and testing professionals review test items to ensure they are accurate in content, relevant to practice, and representative of good testing procedures.
The CHPC examination is a 120 question, multiple choice, timed exam. Candidates’ scores are based on 100 of the 120 questions, and pass/fail status is based on the number of questions that were answered correctly. The methodology used to set the minimum passing score is the Angoff method where expert psychometricians estimate the passing probability of each item on the examination. These ratings are averaged to determine the minimum passing score.
Because the CHPC exam is largely based on compliance work experience, an official study guide is not available for this exam. However, the CCB has provided candidates with the following helpful resources:
Detailed Content Outline
Sample exam questions
Computerized testing resources