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Certified Health Value Professional (CHVP)

Created and presented by leading industry subject matter experts and in-field practitioners, this self-paced, online course provides specialized training on critical topics related to employer healthcare outcomes and costs.

Plus, you can earn SHRM Professional Development Credits with CHVP.

CHVP is a certification like no other. Designed to help you go beyond the basics of health benefits purchasing and management, CHVP dives deeper into the practical details of today’s most pressing employer healthcare topics.

After certification, you’ll be able to:

  • Identify and monitor high-value, high-impact programs and share best practices
  • Be confident vendor performance reports and claims are accurate
  • Determine whether a program can improve quality and costs
  • Deliver effective programs your employees will value and appreciate
  • Facilitate improved health for your employees and significant savings for your company

A Certification Designed Just for You

There’s a real need for professionals who can deliver the most effective health benefits in today’s evolving healthcare marketplace. The CHVP has been thoughtfully designed to give you the deep knowledge base you need to do just that. And the best part is, you can customize your certification by choosing the training modules that make the most sense for you. Train up on less familiar topics or gain additional expertise in areas where you already have a foundational knowledge.   

You even have the option to purchase individual training modules if you’re not ready to pursue an official credential. See pricing details below for information on purchasing individual modules and learn how you can find out if  the CHVP is right for you with a five-day trial.

Continuous Learning

To ensure you stay current with the rapidly changing healthcare marketplace, we continually add new training modules so you – and your CHVP certification – are always up to date with the latest developments in employer healthcare.

How CHVP Certification Works:

  1. Complete any 9 training modules of your choice. (See the list of available modules as well as modules in development below.)
  2. Pass the quiz at the end of each module. Each module takes 30-90 minutes to complete, including the quiz.
  3. Complete the Capstone Project – a practical exercise demonstrating what you’ve learned. (See details below.)
  4. Claim your certification (and SHRM credits!) and start putting your knowledge into practice.
  5. Return any time to deepen your expertise by completing new modules as they are added.

Download our Welcome Kit to see how how the program looks and works.

Available CHVP health benefits training modules:

  • Establishing Worksite Primary Care and Steerage Arrangements
  • Identifying and Monitoring High Performance Health Care Services
  • Utilizing Effective Population Health Management Techniques
  • Developing Health Care Direct Contracting
  • Managing Bundled Pricing
  • Optimizing Drug Spend
  • Maximizing Performance & Managing Risk with Self-funded Health Plans
  • Bulletproofing Your Summary Plan Design and Documentation
  • Managing Captive Insurance Arrangements
  • Finding and Monitoring the Right Stop Loss Coverage
  • Certified Outcomes Report Analysis (CORA)

Coming soon! Additional modules in development for release in 2020:

  • Utilizing Effective Health Benefits Analytics
  • Managing Reference-based Pricing
  • Understanding Consumer-Driven Health Plans (CDHPs) and Tax Advantage Medical Accounts

Capstone Project

The Capstone Project helps you apply what you’ve learned in the CHVP program to create an in-depth review of a health care vendor or product you’ve used. The final review will be posted to Validation Institute’s online directory eXchange to give your healthcare purchasing peers critical insight so they can make more informed decisions.

Who Is CHVP for?   

CHVP candidates typically are advisors or those responsible for purchasing healthcare benefits. They may work in the financial, benefits, or human resources areas of the corporation and may include the CFO, Controller, Benefits Executive, HR Director, or HR Manager.

Check out our Frequently Asked Questions to get more information on CHVP. Or, read what your peers are saying about CHVP and Validation Institute. 

Pricing for CHVP

  • Full CHVP Certification (includes 9 modules): $1195

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Certified Health Value Professional (CHVP)

  • Individual modules: $249

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Certified Health Value Professional (CHVP) - Individual Module

Have two or more users? Group pricing is available. Contact us for a quote.

Not sure if the CHVP is right for you?

Try it out for five days! Contact us to get a five-day trial access to one module of your choice for just $99. If you decide to continue, we’ll apply the $99 fee to your purchase.

“The training and certification program offered by Validation Institute is easily the most comprehensive and in-depth healthcare delivery training I have taken during my 25+ year career.  I strongly recommend the program to all Benefit Advisors that wish to increase the value of their consulting capabilities.”


Terence Gorman

Managing Director, Employee Benefits Division

World Insurance Associates LLC