Certified Health Executive (CHE) Designation


Fall 2020
The Canadian College of Health Leaders recently made changes to the requirements for the CHE designation. We are currently working with the College to continue our strategic alliance and to ensure the MHA meets the CHE completion requirements. Details will be updated as they become available.

MHA students are eligible to apply under our strategic alliance and students meet the entrance criteria for the CHE program. Applicants benefit from a reduced application fee and advanced standing toward the designation, including an exemption from the CHE’s LEADS in Action Project.

See details on the CHE program here. Details on 2020 application deadlines and other important information about the program will be added to this page soon.

As the CHE program is self-directive, you may complete the components much earlier than the given timelines. For example, as soon as you complete the Self-Assessment and Career Development Plan, you can start preparing for the online exam.


Required documents for the CHE application:
  • Completed application form
  • Copies of degrees: if you are sending images of your degrees, please ensure the image is clear and the font is readable.
  • CV with detailed position descriptions: applicants can also include the position description issued by the employer/organization as supporting document for the CV
  • Signed letter of reference from current or previous supervisor in employment context.
    • Tips:

      • There is no specific format for the reference letter. The person who provides the reference needs to:
      • Have knowledge of the CHE program and indicate in the letter that it is in reference to the CHE program
      • Provide an overview of your leadership experience within your work setting and the reasons pursuing the CHE would be valuable to your career journey
      • Although the letter of reference is non-structured and is open to the interpretation of the referee, it should be structured around your skills and abilities in the areas of health services management & leadership as they relate to the CHE program.
  • Proof of enrollment

  • Please save above CHE application and required documents in ONE document in the order of :
    • Completed application form + copies of degrees + CV with detailed position description + Signed letter of reference from supervisor in employment context. 
  • Please email your application/one document to CHE@cchl-ccls.ca with the subject line in the email: “CHE Program – Application RRU – Your Full Name”

eg. “CHE Program – Application UBC – Stéphane Joannette”