The Hypertension Specialists Program was formed by the American Society
of Hypertension, Inc. (ASH) in 1998 in response to the growing recognition
that the hypertension problem requires the coordinated effort of front-line
health care providers and those physicians with documented expertise in
managing hypertension. While the Hypertension Specialist Program—managed
by the Professional Testing Corporation (PTC) - was established as
a separate corporation serving as the
TESTING AND CERTIFYING body for those health professionals wishing to become Certified Hypertension
Specialists or Certified Hypertension Clinicians, the American Society
as a separate corporation serves as the
EDUCATING body for the same audience.
The Hypertension Specialists Program offers two certifications:
The Specialist in Clinical Hypertension certification (SCH)
identifies and recognizes physicians with expert skills and mastery of a defined body of knowledge in the management
of clinical hypertension and related disorders. These physicians can act
as local and regional consultants for the more complex and difficult cases
and also assist in advice regarding guidelines and process improvement.
Click here to view the role and function of a Certified Specialist in Clinical Hypertension.
The next SCH Examination period is May 6 - May 24, 2017, with an Application
Deadline of March 31, 2017.
To access the Application and Handbook for Candidates,
The Certified Hypertension Clinician certification (CHC) was launched in 2015
to identify and recognize
NPs, Nurse Specialists, Physician Assistants, Pharmacists and Primary Care
physicians with expert skills and knowledge in the management of clinical hypertension.
Through showing mastery of a defined body of knowledge in clinical hypertension,
this certification is meant provide recognition of the expertise of these
healthcare clinicians and demonstrate their commitment to the highest
standards of hypertension patient care.
The next CHC examination period is August 26 - September 9, 2017, with
an application deadline of July 31, 2017.
To access the Candidates Handbook, please click the following link:
Please direct all inquiries and requests regarding these certification
programs, the application processes and study aids to Professional Testing
Corporation (PTC) via email email@example.com, or via phone at 212-356-0660.