CHEP (Certified Healthcare Emergency Professional) Certification

The International Board for Certification of Safety Managers, also known as BCHCM, was established in 1976 as a not-for-profit independent credentialing organization. The Board establishes certification and re-certification requirements for the Certified Healthcare Emergency Professional (CHEP). The Board operates as an independent professional credentialing organization that is not affiliated with any other membership group, association, or lobbying body. The Board exists solely for the purpose of issuing individual certifications to qualified candidates. Our mission is to 'Upgrade the Profession' by offering real world and practical certifications.

 

CHEP Background

The Board developed the CHEP credential to meet a need for a practical but 'professional certification' for healthcare emergency directors, managers, coordinators, associates, consultants, and others who work with or coordinate real world issues with the health sector. The program relies on information, standards, and best practices from reliable sources including organizations such NFPA, ASTM, DHS, EPA, OSHA, FEMA, and accrediting organizations such as the Joint Commission. Healthcare organizations need professionals that understand how emergency management principles support the healthcare environment of care, the local community, and the nation.

CHEP Exam Outline