The CHC certification program provides a national standard of requisite knowledge required for CHC certification; thereby assisting employers, the public and members of health professions in assessing healthcare constructors.
The CHC Current Certificant List, updated twice monthly, reflects all currently certified professionals.
The CHC program includes the following elements:
- Eligibility requirements that are a blend of education and healthcare-specific experience
- A 115-item multiple-choice Certification Examination
- A renewal requirement
The updated CHC Exam with new 2012 edition of NFPA 99 was released March 15, 2017.
Ready to Apply?
Candidates can apply online or via application (mail/fax.) Ensure you have reviewed the Candidate Handbook prior to applying.
The AHA Certification Center contracts with PSI/AMP for exam administration and other services. Approximately 200 secure Assessment Centers are available for computer exam administrations. Exams are administered twice daily Monday - Friday.
Resources for Candidates
The AHA-CC does not endorse training or education programs for the exam.
The CHC Examination Resource List contains a list of publications and websites that candidates may find useful to prepare for the exam.
The CHC Self-Assessment Examination is an online study tool that parallels the CHC Certification Examination in format, content and cognitive levels.
Examination - $400 member / $570 nonmember
Renewal - $135 member / $225 nonmember
Self Assessment Exam (SAE) - $115 member / $200 nonmember
Logo - $10 (for certificants only)
Certificate/Pin - $25 (for certificants only)
Time to Renew?
The CHC Renewal Application describes provisions for certification renewal and criteria for acceptable continuing professional education.
* If you would like to renew by re-taking the exam, please fill out this form.