Candidates who have successfully earned their CHCR credential must recertify every two years to maintain their credentials.

Recertification is an easy and straight forward process, with two convenient paths available:

Recertification Through Continuing Education

Continuing education through systematic, ongoing professional development is one option many candidates choose to meet their recertification requirements. Candidates choosing this option must complete 20 hours of acceptable continuing education, which may include college or university courses, conference or seminar participation, e-learning, and online programs, and authorship of professional publications or presentations. If you are re-certifying through continuing education, candidates must ensure that the 20 credit hours of continuing education is completed within the current certification period, meets the definitions of acceptable continuing education activities, and is completed before the certification expiration date. The cost to re-certify through continuing education is $150.00 for NAHCR members and $295 for non-members. The cost of continuing education activities is the responsibility of the individual. 
Any NAHCR-earned credits will be automatically added to your transcript. External credits are able to be added as well. Please input all credits for CHCR renewal prior to applying for re-certification.
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Recertification Through Examination

Recertification through reexamination is another option available to CHCR certification holders. Individuals holding an active CHCR Certification in good standing may sit for the CHCR examination during their certification period. Individuals may use this opportunity to conduct a self-directed plan of study in preparation for the CHCR Credentialing Examination. This examination is offered once annually at the NAHCR annual conference. The cost to re-certify through reexamination is $450.00 for NAHCR members and $595.00 for non-members. The cost of travel to and from the examination site is the responsibility of the individual. NOTE: NAHCR annual meeting registration is NOT required to attend the exam. 

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NAHCR is committed to making recertification options fair and available for all CHCR Certification holders, and we are available to assist you through this process and answer any questions you may have. Many frequently asked questions can be answered by clicking here. If you still have any questions or need assistance with your application, contact NAHCR Headquarters