Frequently Asked Questions

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Q: What is the cost of the CHVP course? Does it require a membership?

The regular retail price for CHVP is $1195. A membership is not required to purchase/access the CHVP program.


Q: What’s the cost for independent consultants?

The regular retail price for CHVP is $1195 – the program is the same price for all students.



Q: Is the CHVP course applicable for Advisors/Consultants as well?

Absolutely! Great opportunity to be in the same shoes as your clients (both have the CHVP designation).


Q: If my company is fully insured will this still be a worthwhile endeavor?

Definitely! This program will give you a comprehensive understanding for the major areas of the “health value” spectrum. It will help you check for areas that you have not been able to gain education.


Q: Is the CHVP course mostly for self-funded accounts?

The program is helpful to anyone who purchases healthcare benefits. It’s also a fantastic career advantage!


Q: Are you planning to develop a module focused on health engagement or do you see that as part of a population health strategy?

Health engagement will be covered in the population health module.


Q: Do you discuss pharmacy tourism in one of your modules?

This has been suggested for additional content, and we are discussing it now.


Q: Will current content include information on shared health plans?




Q: Who are the course content creators and what are their academic credentials?

Our faculty is comprised of leading industry subject matter experts who are distinguished or have been recognized within their field.

Faculty MemberCourse ModulesFaculty Member Bio
Dr. Brian Klepper, PhDEstablishing Worksite Primary Care and Steerage Arrangements / Identifying and Monitoring High Performance Health Care ServicesBrian is the CEO/Principal of Worksite Health Advisors and formerly served as CEO of the National Business Coalition on Health. He is also an active healthcare speaker and author, providing commentary to CBS Evening News, the Wall Street Journal, the New York Times, and the Washington Post.
Fred GoldsteinUtilizing Effective Population Health Management Techniques / Developing Health Care Direct ContractingFred has a Master’s Degree in Health Care Administration and is the Founder/President of Accountable Health, LLC. He currently serves on the graduate faculty for the Bower School of Population Health at University of Mississippi Medical Center.
Kristin BegleyOptimizing Drug SpendKristin is the Chief Commercial Officer at Wildflower Health, as well as the Principal/Founder of All Tru Health, which offers strategic advisory services to transform healthcare from the inside. Her expertise spans product guidance and system design to supply chain management and operational excellence programs.
Woody WatersManaging Reference-based PricingWoody currently serves and Vice President/Principal for ELAP Services, which specialized in comprehensive, reference-based pricing solutions for self-funded employers. Woody graduated Cum Laude with a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration for Risk Management and Insurance from the University of Georgia, as well as received an M.B.A. in Marketing.
Eric HaberichterManaging Bundled PricingEric is the Co-founder, Chairman, and CEO of Access HealthNet, which specializes in turn key technology solutions for self-insured employers and TPAs to work directly with providers and manage incentives. He has over 25 years of medical imaging and health business expertise. He has won several including Entrepreneur of the Year from Biz Times and a 2018 Health Value Award gold medal.
Glenn McLellanFinding and Monitoring the Right Stop Loss CoverageGlenn is the owner of McLellan Consulting Services and the Head of Sales and Account Management at Centivo. With 25 years of experience, he has worked with over 200 TPAs and is experienced in facilitating general and sales strategy sessions, developing marketing materials, operational and SAS 70 reviews, training, vendor selection, and audits.
Jim MillawayUtilizing Effective Health Benefits AnalyticsJim is a Senior Benefits Consultant for HUB International, for which Forbes named him “One of America’s Most Innovative Benefits Leaders”. He is also the Co-founder/CEO of The Zero Card. He has an extensive background in employee benefits consulting, direct contracting, and shared risk arrangements.
Jeff HoganMaximize Performance & Managing Risk with Self-funded Health PlansJeff is Principal at ConsumerConsult and the Northeast Regional Manager at Rogers Benefit Group. With over 20 years of benefits and healthcare consulting experience, Jeff specializes in selling, servicing, and marketing a wide range of high-quality insurance plans.
Christine ArnoldMaximize Performance & Managing Risk with Self-funded Health PlansChristine is Principal at ConsumerConsult and the Operations Manager at Rogers Benefit Group. She specializes in self-funding solutions, executive benefits, personalized medicine, and health consumer merchandising.
Ron PeckBulletproofing Your Summary Plan Design and DocumentationRon is Executive Vice President/General Counsel at The Phia Group, where he specializes in insurance subrogation, claims recovery, ERISA, and healthcare law. Due to his experience speaking at conferences and industry publications, Ron is frequently called upon to educate employers, employees, plan administrators, and stop-loss carriers regarding changing laws and strategies.
Linda RiddellCertified Outcomes Report Analysis (CORA)Linda is Poverty Educator/Population Health Scientist at Health Economy, where she specializes in health policy and health data analysis for both the public and private sectors. She previously served as a Board Member for Maine Community Health Options. She has a Master’s Degree in Health Policy from the University of Southern Maine. She holds a Protecting Human Research Participants credential from the National Institutes of Health.


Credits and Recertification

Q: Are Life/Health Continuing Education credits available with this program?

The CHVP program has been approved by SHRM for Professional Development Credits when completed. We will also seek out HRCI and other certifications so that learning can be applied.

SHRM Recertification Provider 2020

Q: Will there be continuing education? What does recertification require?

We require 10 hours of Continuing Education Units (CEUs) within 24 months of your initial certification. All of these credits can be obtained at no cost through participation in health value education offerings through the Validation Institute (and other organizations).

Validation Institute will be launching a membership option for professionals that would like to gain access to a slew of educational offerings, tools, checklists, RFP templates, etc. The cost of this membership will be minimal and designed to sustain the constant flow and delivery of valuable resources to members.



Q: Can you refer back to the modules/documentation after the program is complete?

Yes, once you purchase CHVP you will have ongoing access.


Q: Are there any plans for additional modules? If so, will there be an additional cost to access those new modules?

Yes, to keep up with a rapidly changing healthcare marketplace, Validation Institute will continue to add modules to the CHVP program.  At this time, there is no additional cost to access these modules.


Q: Does anyone have this designation yet? If so, across which industries? 

Yes, the first CHVP graduates received their designation in December 2019. Since CHVP’s April 27, 2019 launch, several corporations (from small employers to mega employers) and advisors have registered and are moving quickly through the program.


Q: How do employees access the courses?

This entire program is contained in a user-friendly online learning system. Students will receive log in information and onboarding to access the program. You can also download our Welcome Kit, which outlines how to access and navigate the learning system.


Q: If I have questions while doing the modules who can I contact for clarification?

You will have full access to the program including a “help” and “ask the expert” resource.


Q: Is the CHVP course mobile-friendly?

Yes, the course is mobile-friendly. You can access the program anywhere you have internet access, so you can learn whenever is most convenient for you.


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