CPH Exam Information

The Certified in Public Health (CPH) exam covers content relevant to the span of current public health practice.  It is a timed exam, consisting of 200 questions.  You have 4 hours to complete the exam.  All questions on the exam are multiple choice and single-best answer.  Questions include matching items; a series of questions related to a common vignette; and associated pictorials or charts.  Accommodations are available.


CPH Content Areas


  • Evidence-based Approaches to Public Health

  • Communication

  • Leadership

  • Law and Ethics

  • Public Health Biology and Human Disease Risk

  • Collaboration and Partnership

  • Program Planning  and Evaluation

  • Program Management

  • Policy in Public Health

  • Health Equity and Social Justice


Study Resources

NBPHE Resources

  • https://www.nbphe.org

  • Content Outline, Sample Exam Questions , Practice Exam, CPH Learning Institute at APHA, CPH Study Session Webinars, ASPPH CPH Online Study Guide, APHA CPH Exam Review Guide, Springer CPH Q&A Exam Review

  • See TUC course blackboard for CPH study guide and username

Touro Resources

  • PH 646 course with materials and video/powerpoint reviews of Core PH Classes

  • PH Classes and Faculty

  • Practice tests


TUC & NBPHE Registrations

PH 646 TUC course (1 credit unit) : Per TUC Policy, students have one year to pass the 1 unit CPH exam course, but must pay the national board for each attempt during the year.

National Board of Public Health Examiners (NBPHE) Registration

CPH Exam cost – $250.00.  The regular price of $385.00 will be automatically adjusted to $250.00 for all TUC public health students upon submission of the application. 


CPH Exam Schedule

The CPH exam is offered all year round at both computer-based testing centers and by live remote-proctor.

There are over 1,400 computer-based testing centers which are open Monday-Saturday all year long.  Click here to search for a testing center. 

Live online proctored exams are available 24 hours a day, 365 days a year.  For details and information about this option, see CPH FAQs under testing options at https://www.nbphe.org/cph-exam-faqs/.



Candidates who pass the exam will be provisionally certified until their TUC graduation. Following confirmation of TUC graduation, they will be Certified in Public Health (CPH).


Course Coordinator


Sarah Sullivan, RN, MSN, PNP, MPH

Associate Professor