CHCQM and Sub-Specialty Certification Badges

Promote your Certification and Use your Credentials!

Health Care Quality and Management (HCQM) Certification from the American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Physicians® (ABQAURP) represents a significant professional achievement. Validate this accomplishment with a digital badge that anyone, including employers, can view on your LinkedIn profile, your Facebook page, or on your website or email signature.

We are committed to providing you with the tools necessary to achieve your professional goals and we understand that communicating your credentials in an ever-expanding online marketplace can be challenging. That is why we have partnered with Credly to provide you with a digital version of your credentials. This digital image contains verified metadata that describes your qualifications and the process required to earn them. Your HCQM Certification can be instantly verified by anyone clicking on your badge. Professionally display your achievement and validate your HCQM expertise.

  • Credibility: Your CHCQM credential validates that you have the expertise to succeed in health care quality management roles!
  • Recognition: Be recognized for your achievements, many employers recognize the ABQAURP credentials.
  • Advancement: Demonstrate your commitment to health care quality and patient safety by initial certification and recertification - you remain up-to-date in your profession.
  • Promote: Easily manage, share, and verify your learning achievements.
  • Validate: Secure verification adds credibility to your achievement.
  • Stand Out: Diplomates show they maintain the experience, knowledge, and education to stand out above the rest!
  • Save: Access promotional offers and learning pathways available to badge earners.

Digital credentials are also available for your Sub-Specialty Certifications in: Case Management, Managed Care, Patient Safety/Risk Management, Physician Advisor, Transitions of Care, and Workers' Compensation. Display your sub-specialty credentials with pride!

How it works
  • Once you've successfully completed the HCQM Certification Exam, you will receive an email from Credly, ABQAURP's digital badging partner
  • Click on the email link and create a free account
  • Claim your badge
  • Post on your public profile, share on social media, download for personal use
Frequently Asked Questions

Open badges are web-enabled versions of a credential, certification, or learning outcome that can be verified online, in real-time.

We have partnered with Credly to translate the knowledge, skills, and experience you’ve validated through the HCQM Exam into a badge, issued and managed through the company digital badging platform. The technology Credly uses is based on the Open Badge Standards maintained by IMS Global. This enables you to manage, share, and verify your competencies digitally.

Representing your skills as a badge gives you a way to share your abilities online in a way that is simple, trusted and can be easily verified in real time. Badges provide employers and peers concrete evidence of what you had to do to earn your credential and what you’re now capable of. Credly also offers labor market insights, based on your skills. You can search and apply for job opportunities right through Credly.

Credly is the end-to-end solution for issuing and managing digital credentials. Credly works with credible organizations to provide digital credentials to individuals, worldwide.

You will receive an email notification from Credly ( with instructions for claiming your badge and setting up your account.

You can easily configure your privacy settings in Credly. You’re in complete control of the information about yourself that is made public.

No. This is a service we provide to you, at no cost.

While badges are simply digital image files, they are uniquely linked to data hosted on Credly. This link to verified data makes them more reliable and secure than a paper-based certificate. It also eliminates the possibility of anyone claiming your credential and your associated identity.

You can share your badge directly from Credly to LinkedIn, Twitter, and Facebook; over email; embedded in a website or in your email signature.

Labor market insights are pulled from live job requisitions. Based on your skills you can learn which employers are hiring, what job titles you might be qualified for, salary ranges and more. Search active job listings and even apply for them with just a few clicks through Credly. Access the labor market insights from your badge details page by clicking on Related Jobs, or by clicking on the skill tags assigned to your badge.

Yes, you can download your badge from the Share Badge page. Your downloaded badge contains Open Badge Infrastructure (OBI) compliant metadata embedded into the image. This allows you to store your badge on other OBI-compliant badge sites, such as the Badgr Backpack.

Not at this time.

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