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 healthcare-specific 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. 100 items are scored; 10 are pretest items used to collect data
- 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 request a copy from AMP at 888/519-9901.
The CHESP Self-Assessment Examination is an online study tool that parallels the CHESP Certification Examination in format, content and cognitive levels.
To see some sample questions representative of those on the CHESP SAE, complete the CHESP SAE Demo. If you are already certified, complete the CHESP SAE for five (5) hours reportable toward CHESP Certification renewal requirement.
Click here to purchase the SAE by credit card.
Renewal Application Instructions The CHESP Renewal Application Instructions describes provisions for certification renewal and criteria for acceptable continuing professional education. Download the CHESP Renewal Application Instructions (4 pages).
The CHESP Examination is administered at AMP Assessment Centers. Apply online here.
The AHA Certification Center contracts with Applied Measurement Professionals, Inc. (AMP) for exam administration and other services.