Attendance and Credits

  • AHE CHEST workshops as well as facility training sessions MUST BE CONDUCTED IN-PERSON. Participation in all scheduled days of the program is mandatory to take the CHEST Exam and to claim the 24 hours of continuing professional education (CPE).
  • Technicians who miss two hours or more of the entire program will not be eligible to sit for the technician CHEST Exam. Technicians who fulfill the attendance requirement will be eligible to sit for the CHEST Exam at a time designated by the T-CHEST.
  • Trainers who miss more than 2 hours of the Train-the-Trainer (TTT) program will not be eligible to complete the TTT course or become designated as a trainer until the missed portion is made up at a later AHE offering. This makeup session will require a nominal fee for processing and administration purposes.
  • Technicians that miss more than 2 hours of a session will need to make up the time with the trainer OR wait till the trainers next session.
  • CHESP’s may wish to take the TTT only for the purpose of receiving the 24 hours of CPE toward renewal of CHESP (45 hours over 3 years) OR as a full professional refresh/review of the basic practices and protocols of healthcare environmental services.

Cancellations and Refunds

More than 10 business days prior to the start of the CHEST Train-the-Trainer Program

 


Refunds: Please send your cancellation request in writing to ahe@aha.org. Your refund will be subject to a $400 cancellation fee.

Credits: In lieu of a refund, you may elect to keep the credit from the cancellation on your account to use for another scheduled CHEST Train-the-Trainer program. However, all credits must be used within one (1) year of the date of issuance. Credits are subject to a $100 re-processing fee.

Transfer to another participant: If you find that you cannot attend the program, you may send a replacement or transfer your registration to another individual. The transfer/replacement fee is $300.00.

Request must be received in writing to ahe@aha.org. If an AHE member transfers his or her registration to a nonmember, the nonmember must pay the difference between the AHE member and nonmember rate at the time of the transfer.

10 business days or fewer prior to the start of the CHEST Train-the-Trainer Program

 


Refunds or Credits: No refund or credit will be issued.

Transfer to another participant: If you find that you cannot attend the program, you may send a replacement or transfer your registration to another individual. The transfer/replacement fee is $300.00.

Request must be received in writing to ahe@aha.org. If an AHE member transfers his or her registration to a nonmember, the nonmember must pay the difference between the AHE member and nonmember rate at the time of the transfer.

 

 


 

Trainer Agreement

Traning agreement & ethics statment, In an effort to minimize risk, AHA and AHE are requiring all trainers to sign an agreement and ethics statement that will protect the integrity and viability of the CHEST program. Following are the primary terms of the agreement: Trainers must purchase all books through AHE and may not purchase books for resale purposes Trainers cannot contract with organizations outside of their healthcare facility to train others Trainers cannot sell their training services Trainers are required to update their CHEST certification record annually