Certificate of Mastery in Product Selection (CMPS)

Influence EVS purchasing decisions

Propose change with confidence and build a solid plan backed by research when making decisions about the products and services for your facility.

As part of strategic leadership, this 2-day certification program will help you analyze, evaluate, justify and influence purchasing decisions while keeping key stakeholders in mind. After completing this hands-on program, EVS leaders will drive value for their organizations by impacting clinical and financial outcomes.

Learning Outcomes

Product Analysis & Research

  • Review the facility profile to identify opportunities for reinforcement or correction for high-priority organisms
  • Research how pathogen’s characteristics and disinfectant products and technologies influence the evaluation and purchasing decision-making process
  • Perform cost-benefit analysis and identify performance monitoring tools

Justification & Presentation

  • Identify techniques of being seen as credible and having a “Seat at the table” for decision-making
  • Hold critical conversations and deliver presentations to key stakeholders backed by research checked against rigor and free of bias
  • Present evaluations and results after the implementation
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Certificate of Mastery in Product Selection (CMPS)

Take this certificate program to...

  • Ensure the “best value” purchasing decisions that impact quality care and cost
  • Support the implementation of fluid and uniform departmental processes
  • Facilitate team-driven methodical evaluation of product, process or technology within your facility
  • Drive change while influencing the purchasing decision-making for EVS teams


Program Info

The interactive 2-day in-person program includes learning sessions, scenarios, videos, games, and group discussions. After completing the program, the learners will achieve a Certificate of Mastery in Product Selection. The learners can receive an additional 4 CECs after completing the final project within 3 months of the in-person event.


  • Member - $799
  • Non-member - $999

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Earn 14 CECs

  • 2-day in-person program: 14 CECs
  • Additional 4 CECs upon submission and acceptance of the final project within 90 days.
  • Credit hours can be used to renew the CHESP, T-CHEST and T-CSCT credentials.

Participants Receive

  • Participant guide
  • Template to create product selection business case at your health care facility
  • Certificate of recognition with CECs

Refunds & Cancellations

  • Please send your cancellation request in writing to ahe@aha.org at least 10 days prior to the program start date. Your refund will be subject to a $200 cancellation fee.
  • No refund or credit will be issued for cancellations for inquiries within 10 business days.
  • No credits, substitutions, or transfers will be permitted under any circumstance.

Host a Private AHE Program

Can’t send your team off-site to get the training they need? Let us bring expert trainers to your organization! If you have 15 or more participants, complete the Private Training Request form and host a private training at your facility.

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Additional Strategic Leadership Resources for EVS Professionals

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The Certificate of Mastery in Product Selection (CMPS) program is part of AHE's Strategic Leadership initiative. The Strategic Leadership products offer EVS leaders the resources and education essential to their role in health care environmental services. Find other offerings that are part of AHE's Strategic Leadership initiative below:


This certificate program was created by AHE with the support of Cintas Corporation.

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