ASH Hypertension Specialists Program, Inc.
The ASH 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. The ASH Hypertension Specialists Program offers
The Specialist in Clinical Hypertension certification (ASH-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 ASH Specialist in Clinical
The dates for the 2017 ASH Hypertension Specialist Examination testing
period will be announced at the beginning of 2017.
To access the 2016 Handbook for Candidates for reference,
The ASH Certified Hypertension Clinician certification (ASH-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 ASH-CHC examination online application portal is currently closed.
The next Examination Period will from be July 31-August 13, 2016, with
a June 15, 2016 application deadline. Please check back in early March
for the online application portal link. To access the Candidates Handbook for reference purposes only, please click
the following link: http://www.ptcny.com/clients/ASH/
For more information about the examination process for either of these
two certifications, please contact Professional Testing Corporation (PTC)
via email firstname.lastname@example.org or via phone at 212-356-0660.