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Healthcare Continuity

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Associate Healthcare Provider Continuity Professional (AHPCP)

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The Associate Healthcare Provider Continuity Professional certification is for those who are new to our industry. It supports entry-level proficiency with some knowledge in healthcare continuity planning, but is suitable for those who have not yet gained significant experience in business continuity. Obtaining your AHPCP certification proves your commitment to a professional career in healthcare business continuity management.

The Certification Process

The AHPCP level is for individuals with less than two years of industry experience with minimum knowledge in business continuity management, and have successfully passed the Healthcare Examination. It is for professionals with limited knowledge of healthcare business continuity, but who have not yet gained the necessary experience for advanced certification. This certification designation also targets interested individuals who have expertise in a health-related field e.g. hospitals, the healthcare system, public health agencies or health insurance companies. The application must conform to all the requirements applicable to the desired certification level. Once obtained, payment of the annual fee is the only requirement for maintaining the AHPCP level of certification.

AHPCP Certification Details

Prerequisite Exam
Prerequisite Course
Application Fee
Annual Renewal Fee
Years of Experience
Subject Matter Area Essays (SMEs)
References Required
Waivers Available
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About References

There are no references required for this level of certification. For additional details on certification levels and recertification requirements, please follow the links provided, go to the FAQ section or contact the director of certification via email or by calling +1-866-542-3744.

Important Note: This entire process can take several weeks. DRI International contacts all applicants upon approval. Once approved, professional certification status and recertification period documents are provided. If you are not approved and wish to re-apply, contact the Certification Department for additional information on how to re-apply.

Certification Maintenance

Recertification is required for all certifications levels. Regular recertification requires an ongoing commitment to continuing education and industry activities. There is a yearly maintenance fee for all certification levels. There are no CEAPs required for AHPCP.

To remain in good standing, AHPCPs must:

  1. Comply with the DRI International Code of Ethics.
  2. Pay all annual maintenance fees.

All Certified Professionals, vendors and auditors receive an annual maintenance fee invoice. Upon receipt of payment, AHPCPs will have their professional certification updated in their DRI account.