All CHESTs who are renewing their certification must complete a Renewal Application Form and include the $35.00 renewal fee. If their renewal application is submitted 30 days or more after their certification expires, the late fee of $25.00 must also be included.

Renewal Fee - $35.00 per person

Late Fee - $25.00 per person (total due would be $60.00)

Current List of CHEST Certificants

Current certificants can renew two ways:

Option One: Continuing Education

You have completed at least 15 hours of continuing education within three (3) years prior to the certification expiration date. For this renewal cycle only, you do not have to submit a list of your continuing education classes.

All you need to do is indicate on the Renewal Application Form that you completed 15 hours of continuing education classes.

These classes can include relevant in-service, departmental and compliance classes at your facility as well as AHE and other professional association classes.

Option Two: Successful CHEST Re-examination

Renewal by this option requires re-taking and passing the CHEST Examination no more than one (1) year prior to certification expiration date.

You should first complete a Renewal Application Form and submit it to AHE, along with your payment. After the application is processed, AHE will notify the T-CHEST of the test request.

  • The T-CHEST will then get in touch with you and schedule the test
  • You should then complete a Smart Sheet Participant Form. You will need your AHE account number to access the test.
  • The trainer will complete a Smart Sheet Test Request Form
  • AHE will send test codes on the Tuesday or Thursday closest to the exam date

CHESTs who successfully renew their certification will receive their new certificates within 4-6 weeks of application processing. CHESTs who re-take and pass the exam should allow 4-6 weeks from the date of the exam to receive their certificate. 

Please contact us at CHEST@aha.org if you have any questions.