Certified Healthcare Environmental Services Professional
|CHESP status provides both internal and external rewards. CHESPs enjoy the pride of recognition of being among the elite in a critical field of healthcare. And CHESP is a premier credential based on a sound assessment that provides distinction in an increasingly competitive marketplace.|
The CHESP Program has three components:
- Eligibility requirements that are a blend of education and experience and profile the individual who is likely to be successful on the Certification Examination
- A 110-item multiple-choice Certification Examination that tests tasks that are performed regularly in practice and are considered important to competent practice; and
- A renewal requirement. Certification is valid for three years at which time it must be renewed through retaking and passing the Certification Examination or documenting 45 contact hours of continuing professional education.
As the industry and job responsibilities evolve, test questions need to be revised to keep the exam current and relevant. These revisions are based on a job analysis survey completed by a large number of AHE members.
Candidate Handbook and Application The CHESP Candidate Handbook and Application contains eligibility requirements, a complete content outline for the Examination, sample test items, instructions on applying for the Examination, and an application. Download the pdf file of the CHESP Candidate Handbook and Application (24 pages), or call 888/519-9901 to request a copy.
Self Assessment Examination (SAE) The CHESP Self-Assessment Examination is an online study tool created to simulate the Certification Examination in format, content and cognitive levels. Click here to purchase the SAE by credit card.
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Renewal Application The CHESP Renewal Application includes criteria for acceptable continuing professional education. Download the CHESP Renewal Application (6 pages).
CHESP Fees: Examination - $275 member / $425 nonmember
Renewal - $135 member / $225 nonmember
Self Assessment Exam (SAE) - $115 member / $200 nonmember