The HCQM Exam Process

HCQM Apply
Download and complete the exam application, including your signature and all other required documentation.

Submit the application to ABQAURP with CV/resume; copy of current, non-restricted license(s); and required continuing medical education, Payment can be included with application or processed separately online. Incomplete exam applications will be returned.

HCQM Exam Schedule
When you have been credentialed and approved to take the exam, you will receive full instructions about scheduling your exam at a convenient date, time, and location. Take a look at the international testing sites here.

HCQM Prepare
Take advantage of study materials. Using ABQAURP’s Core Body of Knowledge (CBK) Online Course, you can prepare for the exam on your own terms and at your own pace.

The CBK program is strongly recommended as a valuable overview of Health Care Quality and Management. Completion of the CBK course does not guarantee success on the certification exam. Note: This course can be taken in lieu of the required 20 hours of ABQAURP-approved continuing education credit requirement.

It is recommended that you utilize the exam topics as an outline of independent study to familiarize yourself with topics covered on the certification exam. By doing this, candidates are best able to judge areas they are most proficient in along with those requiring further study. In conjunction with study topics, we have also included sample test questions for review. A list of suggested study materials is also available. These resources are an integral part of the exam writing process.

We are now accepting applications for the HCQM Exam. The exam window for 2021 will be announced soon, typically beginning in August each year. Once all exam requirements have been met and candidate is deemed eligible, you may schedule your exam for any available date during the window. Our HCQM Certification Examination is given in a 4-hour time block and consists of 175 multiple choice questions. Examinees will receive exam results at the conclusion of the annual exam window.

CHCQM Display your credential
After successful completion of the examination, you will have earned the distinction of Diplomate of the American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians. Your certificate can be proudly displayed to others. You will also have access to a Diplomate Logo that can be utilized to promote your certification. Diplomates may utilize the designation of CHCQM®, Certified in Health Care Quality and Management.