Health Care Environmental Services (EVS) Certification


The Certified Health Care Environmental Services Technician (CHEST) program pairs quality education for high-performing health care environmental services professionals with evidence-based training sessions. 

With a 99% satisfaction rate, the train-the-trainer program prepares participants to share the CHEST with their staff. It includes essential education needed to perform their duties, including infection prevention, disinfection, communication, safety, waste and linen handling, and floor care.



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This program made possible through the support and commitment to environmental services by Clorox Healthcare, an AHE Pinnacle Sponsor.

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Why should you have a CHEST trainer on your team?


About CHEST Training

AHA's Certified Health Care Environmental Services Technician (CHEST) program offers certification for environmental services frontline workers. It was established using a comprehensive nationwide job analysis of a health care environmental services technician’s responsibilities and defined focus groups.

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

About Train-the-Trainer Program

AHE uses a train-the-trainer approach for the Certified Health Care Environmental Services Technician (CHEST) program. Taking this program prepares you to adequately train the staff in your department to earn their CHEST certification.

Learn about the CHEST Training Model & Curriculum!

CHEST Resources

Questions? Contact CHEST@aha.org to learn more.



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AHE Members Save on CHEST Registration

AHE members save on Signature Training Programs and much more! Members benefit from best-in-class tools, products, education, and training that raise the standard of the health care environmental services field and shape the future workforce of professionals across all care settings.

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Who should attend CHEST train-the-trainer programs?

The CHEST program is ideal for staff who supervise technicians responsible for disinfecting the environment of care.

  • Health Care Environmental Services Directors, Managers and Supervisors
  • Trainers and Educators
  • Contract Agencies and Consultants
  • EVS Product and/or Service Providers
  • Infection Prevention Professionals

Questions? Contact CHEST@aha.org to learn more.


CHEST Policies & Fees

Learn more about the CHEST curriculum and how you can prepare for the next workshop.

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