Learn more about the renewal process for your Certified Health Care Environmental Services Technician (CHEST) certification.
CHEST Certification Renewal Process
Environmental services technicians who have earned their CHEST must submit a renewal form every three (3) years along with a renewal application form. You can confirm your expiration date by reviewing the Current List of CHEST Certificants.
Option One: Continuing Education
Indicate on the Renewal Application Form or report online using the Certification Portal if you have completed 15 hours of continuing education (including relevant in-service classes) within the past three (3) years. For this renewal cycle only, you do not have to submit a list of your continuing education 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 your facility of the test request and they will get in touch with you to schedule the test.
Option Three: Facility Sponsorship
This option is available to facilities wishing to pay for their CHEST certificants’ renewal fees. CHESTs should check with their T-CHEST or manager to find out if this is an option. The facility must send a completed CHEST Renewal Log using one of the following methods:
- To pay via credit card, fax the completed CHEST Renewal Log with credit card payment to 312-276-8015. AHE cannot accept credit card payments via email.
- To be invoiced, send an email requesting an invoice with the completed CHEST Renewal Log attached to CHEST@aha.org.
Renewal by this option requires each CHEST to complete 15 hours of continuing education within the past three (3) years. For this renewal cycle only, a list of continuing education classes does not need to be submitted.
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.