CHSP (Certified Healthcare Safety 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 Safety Professional (CHSP). 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.


CHSP Background

The CHSP credential was established to focus on the importance of using management principles to improve the safety performance of healthcare organizations. Since 1978, the Board has issued more than 3,200 CHSP credentials. The broad scope of the CHSP Exam attracts applicants from various healthcare backgrounds including, but not limited to, safety, security, infection prevention, employee health, nursing, quality improvement, administration, risk management, facility management, plant operations, hazardous materials management, emergency management, life safety, biomedical services, environmental services, laboratory operations, nursing homes, surgery centers, insurance loss control, and safety consulting. The CHSP credential continues to attract applicants desiring to improve their professional practice in healthcare safety and related functions. Earning the CHSP credential provides recognition and documents achievement. The CHSP designation is one of more than 30 acceptable academic/professional designations for applicants to hold when seeking the Distinguished Fellow -DFASHRM or Fellow - FASHRM recognition of the American Society for Healthcare Risk Management (ASHRM). Source: ASHRM Website, 'Academic/Professional Designations' Page, Accessed: July 31, 2014. Go to www. for more information about the ASHRM. The CHSP is also recognized by the state of Pennsylvania. Healthcare organizations need certified professionals that understand how proactive safety practice supports operational effectiveness, improves care processes, and reduces organizational costs.


CHSP Exam Outline