CHS-LTC (Certified in Healthcare Safety-Long Term Care) 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 - Long Term Care (CHS-LTC). 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-LTC Background

The CHS-LTC credential was established in 2014 to focus on the importance of using management principles to improve the safety performance of nursing care facilities. The CHS-LTC credential would be appropriate for Candidates desiring to improve their professional practice in long term care facilities. Earning the CHS-LTC credential provides recognition and documents achievement. 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-LTC Candidates prepare for the CHSP Exam.  The book is available for purchase from the Board. Contact IBFCSM for information about other self-study materials.

CHS-LTC Exam Outline