The American Hypertension Specialist Certification Program (formerly the ASH Hypertension Specialists Program) was formed by the American Society of Hypertension, Inc. (ASH) in 1998 in response to the growing recognition that the hypertension problem requires the coordinated effort of front-line health care providers and those physicians with documented expertise in managing hypertension. The American Hypertension Specialist Certification Program (AHSCP) offers two certifications:

The Certified Hypertension Specialist (CHS) identifies and recognizes physicians with expert skills and mastery of a defined body of knowledge in the management of clinical hypertension and related disorders. These physicians can act as local and regional consultants for the more complex and difficult cases and also provide advice regarding guidelines and process improvement. To date, the designation has been granted to approximately 1,500 physicians practicing in the United States, Canada, and other countries.

The Certified Hypertension Clinician (CHC) was launched in 2015 to identify and recognize Nurse Practitioners, Nurse Specialists, Physician Assistants, Pharmacists, and Primary Care physicians with expert skills and knowledge in the management of clinical hypertension. Through showing mastery of a defined body of knowledge in clinical hypertension, this certification provides recognition of the expertise of these healthcare clinicians and demonstrates their commitment to the highest standards of hypertension patient care.

For information on American Hypertension Specialist  Certification Program, its certifications or any other general inquiries, please contact:

American Hypertension Specialist Certification Program
1350 Broadway , Suite 1705
New York, New York 10018
212-356-0660
info@ahscp.org