Accreditation & Regulatory Journal
September 2023

Healthcare Accreditation Certification Program

Knowledge You Need, Recognition You Deserve!

The Healthcare Accreditation Certification Program(s) (HACP) are the only national professional credentials solely dedicated to demonstrating competency in select fields of the regulatory environment.

Why HACP is the Right Choice!

There are other well respected certification programs available to healthcare professionals – and we applaud their efforts to help us grow both personally and professionally.
What makes HACP certification different is its focus on the accreditation and certification arena. We’ve talked to hundreds of healthcare professionals who’ve told us how much of their job involves complying with standards and regulation. Yet other certification programs spend little or no time in this area.
There is a legitimate need for a certification program that enables healthcare professionals to demonstrate their expert competency in an area that transcends the entire organization!

HACP Programs

HACP - Center for Medicaid Services (CMS)
The HACP-CMS certification encompasses a broad knowledge of the CMS Conditions of Participation for acute care hospitals, and the federal survey and certification process. Individuals who achieve this certification demonstrate mastery of subject matter addressing a wide variety of standards by CMS and all of the major accreditation providers (CIHQ, TJC, DNV, and HFAP).
HACP ‐ Physical Environment (PE)
The HACP-PE certification demonstrates an in-depth knowledge of regulations addressing the physical environment in acute care hospitals. Content addresses key regulations and national standards in Safety/Security, Hazardous Materials & Waste, Emergency Power, Life Safety/Fire Safety, Healthcare Facilities Code, Utilities, and Medical Equipment.
HACP - Infection Control (IC)
The HACP-IC certification demonstrates an in-depth knowledge of regulations and industry standards of care addressing infection prevention and control in hospitals. Content addresses CMS requirements under the conditions of participation, environmental controls, sterilization and disinfection, sterile compounding, management of communicable diseases, surveillance requirements, influx and infectious patients.
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