CHS-EVS (Certified inHealthcare Safety-Environmental Services) 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 in Healthcare Safety - Environmental Services (CHS-EVS). 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.


CHS-EVS Background

The CHS-EVS credential was established in 2014 to focus on the importance of using management principles to improve the safety performance of hospitals, nursing care facilities, and other healthcare locations. The CHS-EVS credential would be appropriate for Candidates desiring to improve their safety contributions during their professional practice of cleaning and maintaining built environments. Earning the CHS-EVS credential provides recognition and documents commitment to cleaning for safety and health. Hospitals, long term care and other nursing care facilities need certified personnel that understand how proactive safety practice supports operational effectiveness, improves resident care processes, and reduces organizational costs. The textbook: Healthcare Hazard Control and Safety Management, can help CHS-EVS Candidates prepare for the CHS-EVS Exam. The book is available for purchase from the Board. Contact IBFCSM for information about other self-study materials.


CHS-EVS Exam Outline