Cap off your public health education and gain an important professional credential by taking the Certified in Public Health (CPH) exam.
You must have earned 21 or more total credits towards your degree program. For DrPH and MPH students, these credits include the school's public health core courses. Effective fall 2019 three additional courses are part of the MPH core curriculum (PUBHLT 2033, 2034 and 2035). For MS and PhD students the Essentials of Public Health (PUBHLT 2011) course will substitute for the public health core curriculum. Students concurrently enrolled in one core course when scheduled to sit for the exam are considered eligible.
Current Students and Recent Graduates* | Instructions:
*Please note: if eligibility issues are discovered, students will be emailed directly to clarify CEPH foundational core course enrollment plans.
* Students completing their degree program within the last academic year of the current CPH cycle. For academic year 2018-19 this includes graduates from: June, August, and December 2018, April, June, and August 2019.
** There is an international testing fee ($100.00) for individuals taking the CPH exam outside of the United States, Puerto Rico, and Canada. This fee must be paid by the test-taker. The Graduate School of Public Health is not responsible for the payment of the international testing fee.
*** If you need to reschedule the CPH exam test date, the first reschedule is free. The second reschedule request requires the Reschedule Request form (located in the CPH Candidate Handbook) and payment of $125. The Graduate School of Public Health is not responsible for the payment of the reschedule fee.
***** If you do not pass the exam, there is a $150 fee should you wish to retake it. The Graduate School of Public Health is not responsible for the payment of this fee.
For more information about the Certified in Public Health Exam, for access to the CPH study guide, or for information about CPH Continuing Education (CPH-CE) events at Pitt Public Health, contact Robin A. Leaf, MEd, educational programs and practicum manager at email@example.com.
Find out about Pitt Public Health's program for recent grads interested in taking the CPH Exam for alumni.