College of Public Health students graduating

Certified in Public Health

The National Board of Public Health Examiners (NBPHE) offers the Certified in Public Health (CPH) credential as the only voluntary core credential for public health professionals. The CPH designation demonstrates that an individual graduate from a CEPH-accredited school or program of public health has mastered foundational competencies in public health. CPH professionals raise the bar and enhance the public health profession through their exemplary academic and leadership skills.

There are two parts to the CPH credentialing process:

  1. The CPH Exam which is the entry point, and
  2. A bi-annual recertification process which maintains the credential

To learn more about the CPH credential or Exam eligibility and registration, please visit

CPH Exam Preparatory Session

Each January, the University of Kentucky College of Public Health offers a CPH Exam Preparatory Session. This session is available to public health students and alumni of any program or school. For more information on the CPH Exam Preparatory Session, please contact Andrea Perkins at