Certification Programs


Validation Institute

Certified Health Value Professional (CHVP)

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 students 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.

To ensure employers can deliver the most effective health benefits while keeping up with a rapidly evolving marketplace, Validation Institute will continue to add modules to the program, so CHVP will grow with you alongside the marketplace.

After certification, you’ll be able to:

  • Identify and monitor high-value, high-impact programs and sharing 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

CHVP includes these 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)

Because the healthcare marketplace is always evolving, we’ll continue to add fresh topics to CHVP so students can overcome new challenges with confidence.

Additional modules in development:

Utilizing Effective Health Benefits Analytics

Managing Reference-based Pricing

Understanding Consumer-Driven Health Plans (CDHPs) and Tax Advantage Medical Accounts

Certification requires candidates to pass a minimum of 9 modules of their choosing (ranging between 30-90 minutes each to complete, including the final quiz) and the Capstone Project.

What’s Capstone? 

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. Still have questions? Contact us.

Get CHVP for $1195. 

Validation Institute

Certified Health Value Professional (CHVP)

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“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


Certified Outcomes Report Analysis (CORA)

The challenge to reducing medical costs is finding high-value healthcare vendors, solutions, tools, and programs that deliver on their performance and outcome claims. CORA covers what benefits buyers and benefits advisors need to know to verify these claims to help their companies and clients spend more wisely.

In four self-paced modules, CORA lays the foundation with basic terminology and concepts, then advances to program design and program results, covering the following topics:

  • Defining key terms like population, intervention, and outcome
  • What data is valuable to analyze
  • How data comes together into outcome measures
  • Real-world CORA applications

Students receive a checklist which includes each of the topic areas. In the real-world application section, students practice using the checklist alongside real case studies to test and explore their new skill set.

After taking the course, students will be able to:

  • Explain the components of a high-value healthcare program/service
  • Discern a valid population health measure from an invalid one
  • Analyze a program offering and list which elements are missing
  • Explain why each element is needed
  • Distinguish between high-value and low-value healthcare programs/services by analyzing outcome claims

Get CORA for $795.


Validation Institute

Certified Outcomes Report Analysis (CORA)

“To recruit and retain top talent, employers are in a constant battle to balance cost against value to the organization.  The Certified Health Value Professional program by Validation Institute arms healthcare purchasing decision makers with the tools and knowledge to find that balance.”


Dick Finnegan

CEO, C-Suites Analytics


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