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The CPE credential opens doors in today’s competitive healthcare leadership field. It indicates that you’ve reached a superior level of excellence in leadership with the education, expertise, and demonstrated skills to effectively lead your organization. There’s no better way to set yourself apart, gain prestige, and advance your career.

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For more than 40 years, we have helped physicians develop their leadership skills through education, career development and thought leadership, by providing a supportive community of peers. We hold the belief that at some level, all physicians are considered leaders.

Our Association helps transform the physician by maximizing the potential of physician leadership to create 
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Since 1997, our Certified Physician Executive ("CPE") credential has served as the leadership standard for quality leadership in the health care industry. See how you can earn a CPE credential and develop leadership for yourself, your career and the organization where you work. Learn more here.

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