Certified in Healthcare Human Resources

A professional who holds the credential of Certified in Healthcare Human Resources (CHHR) is knowledgeable of the health care environment and health care workforce needs, and is able to adapt this knowledge to their individual health care organization’s needs and goals. This professional provides strategic guidance in the interfacing of HR programs and practices to meet the overall mission and vision of the health care organization.


Exam Dates / Location
The CHHR Examination is available nationwide at
AMP Assessment Centers. Apply online here.

Many chapter events also offer the paper and pencil exam. Click here here for dates and locations.

Candidate Handbook and Application
The CHHR Candidate Handbook and Application contains eligibility requirements, a complete content outline for the exam, sample test items, instructions on applying for the exam and an application. Download the 
CHHR Candidate Handbook and Application or call (888) 519-9901 to request a copy.

The CHHR Examination is available nationwide at AMP Assessment Centers. Apply online here.


Preparing for the CHHR Exam

Who should take the exam?
Primary responsibilities of a health care human resources professional typically includes the following:

Eligibility Requirements
To be eligible for the CHHR Exam, a candidate must fulfill one (1) of the following educational and occupational experience requirements.

*Includes experience with a provider of human resources services to healthcare facilities such as research, VA or other hospitals; medical practice groups, ACOs; IDNs; MCOs; acute care, rehabilitation or skilled nursing facility; hospice or home health agency.

Body of Knowledge
The CHHR Exam is based on the following (percentage of examination questions covering the domain):

I.   Health care Business Knowledge (29%)
II.  HR Delivery (20%)
III. Community Citizenship (10%)
IV. People Strategies (24%)
V.  Personal Leadership (17%)

The Exam Format/Structure:

For more information on CHHR renewal, click here or download this PDF document.

About the AHA Certification Center
The American Hospital Association Certification Center (AHA-CC) was created in 1999 to develop and manage certification programs first released in 2000.
The AHA-CC is staffed with experts in certification (test development and administration) and contracts with Applied Measurement Professionals, Inc. (AMP) for their psychometric expertise in exam development and administration, among other services. The AHA-CC has also contracted with other organizations to develop and manage their certification programs. Though now managed by their own staff, the Health Information Management Systems Society (HIMSS) contracted with AHA-CC for two years to develop and launch their certification program. American Organization of Nurse Executives (AONE) has retained the AHA-CC since 2007 to develop and manage two certification programs for nurse executives and leaders. For more information on the Certification Center

Administered by the American Hospital Association Certification Center (AHA-CC)
Communicated by the American Society for Healthcare Human Resources Administration (ASHHRA)

Last Updated: Thu Apr 13 2017