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AHE Training & Certification Programs


Train-the-trainer programs and individual certifications empower environmental services technicians to take charge of their organization's strategic goals in the environment of care. Proper disinfection techniques in the environment of care directly impacts the rate of health care associated infections (HAIs) and patient outcomes. Ensure your organization demonstrates a proactive approach to improving these outcomes by completing one of our signature programs or certifications.

These offerings help environmental services technicians define and maintain standards in the environment of care. Learn more below and cultivate a competent environmental services department at your organization today!

Train-the-Trainer Programs


Non-acute Care Cleaning 
In this program, frontline workers learn how to break the chain of infection and contribute to ensuring positive patient outcomes.

Surgical Suite Cleaning 
This program sets the standard for surgical environmental services technicians responsible for cleaning and disinfecting operating rooms.

Frontline Environmental Services
The program covers all aspects of a frontline worker’s typical tasks and accountabilities.

Designated T-CHEST, T-CSCT, and T-CNACC trainers are not eligible to take the CHEST, CSCT, or CNACC exams. CHEST, CSCT, and CNACC Signature Program exams are not intended for managers, directors, or non-EVS front-line personnel. The EVS technicians trained by designated trainers should be the only participants eligible to take the certification exam.

EVS professionals or supporting partners (e.g. vendors, organization trainers) can become designated T-CHEST, T-CSCT, and T-CNACC trainers only by attending AHE Signature Train-the-Trainer (T3) Programs.

Designated T-CHEST, T-CSCT, and T-CNACC trainers can only train EVS staff within their facility. Supporting industry professionals (e.g. vendors, solution partners) can only train the sales personnel within their organization. They are not eligible to extend the training to any of their clients or customers.

In case of change in employment, the designated T-CHEST, T-CSCT, and T-CNACC trainers can continue their designation but can only train EVS staff within their current organization and only after contacting AHE at or submitting a contact update form with updated employment status.

Compare Train-the-Trainer Programs

See the topics covered in CNACC, CHEST and CSCT find out which is the right fit for your organization!


Individual Certifications

Management & Leadership 

The premier credential designation that demonstrates mastery of maintaining the environment of care.

Infection Prevention 
Learn how to coordinate infection prevention efforts across the continuum of care and improve patient outcomes.