CHESP Renewal Process
The renewal cycle for the Certified Health care Environmental Services Professional (CHESP) credential is three (3) years, with expiration on the last day of the month in which certification expires. Renewal may be achieved by completing eligible continuing education activities or retaking and passing the CHESP Examination. The issued CHESP certificate indicates the date certification was earned and expires. While the American Hospital Association Certification Center (AHA-CC) sends reminders about pending certification renewal, the certificant is fully responsible for keeping current the certification. The AHA-CC is not responsible for missed communications due to the certificant's negligence to keep current the contact information in their record.
Renewals may be submitted to the AHA-CC up to one (1) year prior to the expiration date. For an additional nonrefundable fee of $50.00, certificants may submit a Renewals up to 30 days past their expiration date.
Applications postmarked/faxed more than 30 days past the expiration date will not be accepted. Certification may be regained only by re-taking and passing the CHESP Examination.
A certificant who fails to meet the provisions is no longer considered certified and must cease using the certification credential and merchandise representative of having achieved certification. Certification may be regained only through re-taking and passing the CHESP Examination.