Since 1997, the Certified Physician Executive (CPE) credential has helped physicians maximize their leadership potential to influence health care.
The CPE designation tells a compelling story of your business acumen to colleagues, current and future employers, recruiters and others. It endorses your ability to lead large groups, manage budgets, address HR challenges, and apply strategic business insights.
The CPE demonstrates your commitment to quality, communication and excellence in health care. You’ll feel the personal satisfaction of achieving an exclusive pinnacle of professional distinction. Endorsed by the American Association for Physician Leadership®, the CPE designation is awarded by the Certifying Commission in Medical Management and is a benchmark for employers seeking the most accomplished and influential physician leaders.
The CPE curriculum provides you with the knowledge, skills and core competencies in key areas to transition into a wide array of leadership roles. The final Capstone event is the culmination of that education designed to refine your skills to be an even more effective leader.
To be eligible for the CPE Capstone, candidates must meet the following criteria:
Learn more about the Capstone program and review additional eligibility application details.
“We all have letters after our names — MD, MMM, MBA, others. CPE might seem like another set of letters, but I learned how to identify my leadership strengths, and [the exercises] stick with me today.”Watch testimonial
“I felt on top with the MMM I had gotten previously, but the CPE gave me a little bit more credibility in trying to move up the ladder. …
It’s a validation that you’ve put in the time and you’ve acquired those [necessary] skills.”
“A lot of what a CPE knows is how to talk ‘administration.’ Most health systems and hospitals have no clue how to talk ‘doctor.’
...The CPE credential tells everyone you are prepared.”
“I’ve been a hiring manager for physician executives, and CPE is a credential that I really value. Because it shows me that not only is someone interested in being a physician leader, but they’ve actually taken action.”Watch testimonial
“It gives me credibility in my role …not only to my colleagues but with the administrative leadership in any field that I work across.”Watch testimonial
“It’s our job, I think, to provide the best care to all patients — not the ones we touch but also the patients we will not touch one-on-one but will reach through our credentials, such as CPE.”Watch testimonial
“The credentialing opened an avenue of management and taking care of hospital administration, which we had very little training during our standard medical training. … [It] helped me become a better physician.”Watch testimonial
“You won’t know the value of it until 20 years from now. It’s like that seventh-grade English teacher. It might not be a pleasure to go through it, but it really is worth the time, effort and investment.”