CPHQ Grant Information

CPHQ Certification Grant

To award financial assistance to AzAHQ members who have not yet obtained the Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CPHQ) credential.

Amount of Grant
Registration for

        - ONE (1) CPHQ review course

        - ONE (1) CPHQ exam fee reimbursement if passed within 1 year of grant award.  

        - ONE (1) free conference registration within 1 year of successful certification

Grant recipient(s) will be determined annually by the AzAHQ Board of Directors.

*** The recipient of this grant must complete the AzAHQ sponsored review course & exam within one (1) year of receiving the grant.

Eligibility Criteria

  1. Open to all quality professionals who are individual AzAHQ members in good standing, excluding current AzAHQ Board of Directors.
  2. The applicant must be currently working in the healthcare quality field.
  3. The applicant should not yet be a CPHQ at the time of grant submission and are not eligible if previously certified.
  4. Those applying for the Certification Grant are not eligible for the AzAHQ Memorial Scholarship fund.


Applications are accepted annually at AzAHQ’s Office and must be received by September 30. Applications must have all required documents in one PDF file and may be submitted via email to Holly Grems at azahq@juno.com.

      Mailed applications should be sent to:
      Holly Grems, AzAHQ Association Mgr
      20118 N. 67th Ave, Ste 300-470
      Glendale, AZ 85308

Please note that incomplete applications will not be considered. The AzAHQ Board of Directors will review completed applications and score them based on the application criteria.

The grant recipient will be announced at the Fall Educational Conference. They will also be recognized in AzAHQ Newsletter.


  1. All applications will be scored based upon the applicant’s compliance with eligibility criteria as well as the quality and comprehensiveness of responses.
  2. Resumes/CVs will not be accepted.

Required Documentation
The following must be submitted together in one scanned pdf file that includes at least your last name in the file name.

  1. One complete, typed copy of the grant application. Hand-written applications will not be considered.
  2. The application should also include a description of the primary responsibilities of your current job role and key work accomplishments within last 2 years. (250 word maximum)
  3. An essay that describes your reasons for seeking certification and the perceived benefits for your career advancement. (500 word maximum)
  4. Two letters of recommendation from a colleague or supervisor in support of the applicant’s pursuit of CPHQ.


Scheduling to attend a CPHQ Review Course

NEW CPHQ Review Course registration process (effective 2019):

Historically, AzAHQ sponsored a CPHQ Review Course locally (with NAHQ oversight & approval) that grant winners could register for at no cost.  AzAHQ has adjusted the process to account for changes in NAHQ policies/procedures related to the course.  Grant winners may choose to

  1. Register & pay for an NAHQ online review course and request reimbursement for a maximum amount of $400.  Submit request for reimbursement after attendance.   OR
  2. Register & pay for an in-person course (local or out of state) and request reimbursement for a maximum amount of $499.  Travel expenses are not reimbursable. 

NOTE:  AzAHQ will not reimburse registration fees incurred due to failure to cancel if unable to attend/participate.  Grant winner is responsible for canceling registration in accordance with NAHQ policy. 

Please submit requests for reimbursement with a copy of the registration payment receipt and a copy of certificate of attendance to azahq@juno.com.  PDF copies are acceptable.

Register & complete the certification exam

Upon successful certification, within one year of grant award, submit a copy of certification confirmation and a copy of the paid exam registration receipt to azahq@juno.com.

Attend one AzAHQ sponsored conference within one year of certification

Register for a conference without processing payment.  Send an e-mail to azahq@juno.com indicating your registration is being done as a new certificant.  Your registration will be updated as paid.


For questions about this grant or the application process, contact Holly Grems, AzAHQ Manager, at azahq@juno.com or       602-560-3273


Page updated:  9-23-2019