Certified Home Care & Hospice Executive (CHCE)

Thank you for your interest in becoming a CHCE. We are in the process of updating the certification program and plan to have it available again by mid-2023. If you have any questions, please contact Andrea Devoti at andrea@nahc.org.


The CHCE certification is available to eligible individuals in home care/hospice leadership positions. This includes executives and managers in provider organizations and those serving in related organizations such as consultants, accreditation and regulatory surveyors, and state home care associations.

Certification is a sign of commitment to your profession as a home care or hospice executive. It communicates pride in your work and dedication to being fully versed in all of the areas of executive management required to effectively run a home care or hospice agency.

In order to receive your CHCE certification, you must complete a few steps.

Step 1. Submit your application. The application fee for NAHC members is $20, for nonmembers, it is $50

Step 2. Once approved you may register to take the CHCE Exam and will receive access to the CHCE Study Guide. The certification exam for NAHC members is $200, and $500 for nonmembers. The timed exam consists of 223 questions covering the following topics Legal Requirements, Financial Operations, Payment Source, Regulatory Compliance, Strategic Planning and Operations, Human Resources, Quality and Performance Improvement, Risk Management, Marketing and Public Relations, Training and Continuing Education, Ethics, Technology Application, and Policy and Advocacy. You will have one year to prepare for the exam.

Step 3. Once you pass the exam, you will receive your certification materials. Your CHCE certification will be valid for 4 years.

More information about becoming a Certified Home Care & Hospice Executive will be posted in 2021. Thank you again for your interest. 


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