About CHIAP Certification

Advance Your Career with the CHIAPĀ® Certification!

Healthcare internal auditing has been adopted as one of the cornerstones of corporate governance. As the premier healthcare internal audit organization, AHIA is the perfect match toĀ develop the Certified Healthcare Internal Audit ProfessionalĀ®Ā (CHIAPĀ®) credential.

In 2019, AHIA proudly introduced the inaugural class of 275 Certified Healthcare Internal AuditĀ Professionals. These certificants have set the bar for the CHIAP Certification Program and have proven their competency, skill and dedication to the profession by obtaining the only certification unique to healthcare internal auditing.

Become a Certified Healthcare Internal Audit Professional toā€Ž:

  • prove your competency, skill and dedication to the healthcare internal auditing profession
  • earn credibility and respect in your field
  • advance your career and create new professional opportunities

Exam windows will be open twice a year with Spring and Fall Cycles.

Spring Cycle:

  • Application Window: February – March
  • Exam Window: April – May


Fall Cycle:

  • Application Window: August – September
  • Exam Window: October – November

The CHIAP exam is a competency-based exam

Designed for professionals with at least two years of experience in healthcare internal auditing.Ā 
Visit theĀ Exam PreparationĀ page for more information on the exam content

Apply for the CHIAPĀ® Exam

Take the CHIAPĀ® Certification Exam in the convenience of your own home or office with online proctored testing!

CHIAP Exam Discussion Group

Stay tuned for the official dates of the next offering of the CHIAP Exam DIscussion Groups. These 60-minute discussion groups will walk you through resources and approaches to apply as you prepare to study and sit for the CHIAPĀ® exam, including the opportunity to interact with panelists who passed the exam as they share their experiences in preparing and sitting for the exam.

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Body of Knowledge Webinar Series

This popular eight-part webinar series covers, at a high level, key points for topics included in the Body of Knowledge upon which the CHIAP exam is based.  It is not intended to teach to the exam, but to the AHIA Body of Knowledge of healthcare internal auditing.

Recertification Process

After you pass the certification exam, you will immediately be recognized as a Certified Healthcare Internal AuditĀ ProfessionalĀ®Ā (CHIAPĀ®). Your two-year Continuing Professional Education (CPE) Renewal Cycle begins January 1 of the following calendar year.Ā 

My CHIAP Profile

After you have paid for and submitted your application, you can log into the Certification Management System (CMS) to update your profile and view your application status.Ā 

Candidate Handbook

Review the Candidate Handbook before applying, to view all the CHIAP Certification Program Policies and Procedures.