Certified Health Care Recruiter (CHCR) Credential

By earning the Certified Health Care Recruiter (CHCR) credential, candidates are demonstrating their knowledge and competence in the specialized field of health care recruitment. The examination tests candidates on knowledge in the following areas:

  • Screening/interviewing/hiring (e.g., consulting with team for department needs, sourcing, interviewing, etc.)
  • Marketing (open positions)
  • Information management (e.g., collect data, ROI, statistical analysis) and
  • Resource management (e.g., trends, exit interviews, hr support/services, regulatory support).


Candidates must have at least two years' experience by the time of the application and currently be working as a health care recruiter. 

Examination Fees

Exam Fees: $450 for members and $595 for non-members 

Payment may be made by credit card (VISA, MasterCard or American Express), cashier's check or money order made payable to NAHCR. Examination registration fees are not refundable or transferable and expire in one year. 

NOTE: Registration for the NAHCR annual conference is recommended, but not required, to register for the CHCR Credentialing Examination.

General Examination

The next credentialing exam will be offered on Tuesday, July 10, 2018 from 4-6 PM at the Fairmont Scottsdale Princess, Scottsdale, Arizona. Click here to register for the CHCR Examination.

Resources and Study Guides

Preparing for the CHCR Exam can be difficult. NAHCR is developing a resource for those preparing for their CHCR exam with an expected release date of April 2018. 

Recertification Process & Requirements

Already a CHCR? Members who hold the CHCR must recertify their credentials every two years. This can be done through either continuing education or reexamination. Click here for more information about recertification.