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Certified Health Executive Designation

The Canadian College of Health Leaders shares the School’s commitment to leadership development in the health sector. CCHL and the Rotman School of Management hold a strategic alliance which allows GEMBA-HLS students to fulfill some of their requirements to earn the CHE designation while earning their degree

Certified Health Executive (CHE) Select Program

A strategic alliance and LEADS certification with the Canadian College of Health Leaders (CCHL) to increase the leadership capabilities of health care managers in Canada. Through this agreement, participants at the Rotman School’s Global Executive Master of Business Administration in Healthcare and the Life Sciences (GEMBA-HLS), Full Time Master of Business Administration (MBA), and Morning & Evening MBA, can work towards obtaining their Certified Health Executive (CHE) designation, the only certification program for Canadian health leaders. Similar to the benefits of Rotman’s MBA programs, this program offers individual leaders several benefits including support for lifelong learning in health services leadership; assistance with career advancement; peer recognition and serves as an essential career designation.


About the College

The Canadian College of Health Leaders (CCHL), a national member-driven non-profit association, is the connected community that develops, supports, and inspires health leaders across Canada. The College strives to provide the leadership development, tools, knowledge and networks that members need to become high impact leaders in Canadian healthcare. Through LEADS, the CHE designation, credentialing, training, conferences, mentoring and a nationwide careers network, we support health leaders in every sector and region, from every professional background and at any stage of their career. Located in Ottawa, the College collaborates with 20 chapters across the country and engages with its 4,000 members and 80 corporate members to promote lifelong learning and professional development while recognizing leadership excellence. For more information about the College, visit:


Applying for CHE

  1. Become a CCHL member
    Complete your CCHL membership: Apply Here

    When applying for the CHE , have the following materials ready:

    • Detailed CV
    • Proof of enrollment to the Rotman MBA/GEMBA-HLS Program
    • One (1) Letter of Support from a current or past supervisor or a CHE certified member


    MBA/GEMBA-HLS students will receive advanced standing for three of the five steps to complete the CHE:

    • LEADS 360 Assessment and 90-minute debriefing
    • LEADS Learning Series equivalency
    • LEADS in Action Project

  2. Make a payment
    You will be required to submit your $950 application fee.



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For any questions, please contact:

Canadian College of Health Leaders / Collège canadien des leaders en santé

150, rue Isabella Street, Suite/bureau 1102, Ottawa, ON K1S 1V7

Tel: 613.235.7218/1.800.363.9056


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Attendance at this program entitles certified Canadian College of Health Leaders members (CHE / Fellow) to
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