CHSN (Certified in Healthcare Safety-Nursing) 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 - Nursing (CHSN). 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.


CHSN Background

IBFCSM developed the CHSN designation in 2014 to provide nursing personnel with an opportunity to earn a practical safety credential that addresses both patient safety and nursing occupational safety issues. CHSN Exams contain at least 100 multiple choice questions.  A qualified candidate for the CHSN credential must hold one of the following nursing designations:  

  • Registered Nurse (RN) -  Master Level Candidate

  • Licensed Practical Nurse (LPN) - Master or Associate Level Candidate Depending on Qualifications

  • Licensed Vocational Nurse (LVN) - Master or Associate Level Candidate Depending on Qualifications

  • Certified Nursing Assistant/Aide (CAN) - Associate Level Candidate Only


CHSN Exam Outline