Certified Healthcare Environmental Services Professional (CHESP) status is accompanied by many benefits, including industry recognition, job mobility and employment opportunities. The premier credential designation demonstrates mastery of maintaining the environment of care, based on a sound assessment that provides distinction in an increasingly competitive marketplace.
Designees are not only equipped with knowledge of the physical environment including design, construction, sanitation, waste and textile management. They are also provided with additional education in compliance, finance, and administration.
Why should you become a CHESP?
Hear from Your Peers!
Learn about what CHESP certificants have to say about the importance of their CHESP certification.
"Don't be discouraged if you fail, allow it to encourage you to work harder."
David Abrego, T-CSCT, T-CHEST, T-CNACC, CHESP
EVS Outer Buildings Manager at Children's Health
Began a Career in EVS in 2017
"CHESP certification greatly increased my on-the-job confidence; it gives me the knowledge to confidently teach and assist technicians."
Stacy Adams-Whaley, CHESP
Regional Training and Development Coordinator at the Mayo Clinic Health System
Began a Career in EVS in 2001
About CHESP Certification
Administered by the American Hospital Association Certification Center, the Certified Health Care Environmental Services Professional (CHESP) is the health care field’s premier credential designation demonstrates mastery of maintaining the environment of care, based on a sound assessment, that provides distinction in an increasingly competitive marketplace. The American Hospital Association’s Certification Center determines eligibility requirements, exam content, testing procedures and other aspects of the certification, and oversees the examination process.
CHESPs demonstrate advanced knowledge in the following areas:
- Regulatory compliance
- Design and construction
- Environmental sanitation operations
- Waste management operations
- Textile management operations
The American Hospital Association Certification Center contracts with PSI to administer the CHESP exam. The exam is available online at PSI Assessment Centers.
How to Take the Exam
- Register to take the CHESP exam at a PSI Assessment Center.
- Frequently asked questions for the CHESP exam and CHESP recertification.
- Read the CHESP Candidate Handbook for more details including:
- Scheduling the exam
- Rules for taking the exam
- ID requirements for taking the exam
- Passing and failing information
- CHESP renewal information
To register for the exam, submit your application or confirm your registration, contact PSI at 1-888-519-9901 or info@goAMP.com.
For additional information about the CHESP Certification Program, contact the AHA Certification Center at 312-422-3702, or email@example.com.