Become a member of the leading health care EVS association
The Association for the Health Care Environment (AHE) is a Professional Membership Group of the American Hospital Association representing professionals responsible for establishing and maintaining the health care environment. 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 committed to pathogen-free, healing environments across all care settings.
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Top Member Benefits
Grow your network and collaborate with your peers in our online EVS community and knowledge exchange.
Stay up to date with the latest news, guidance, publications, and reports from the environmental services field.
Members receive discounts on AHE Signature Training Programs - workshops specifically developed for health care EVS professionals.
AHE webinars and online courses are complimentary for members, and cover current trends and topics in health care environmental services.
Receive discounts on AHE Signature Training Programs and events including our annual conference.
Types of Membership
Professional Active Members (PAM)
Professionals in health care directing operations such as: Environmental Hygiene, Infection Control, Laundry and Linen, Leadership, Management, Operations and Waste Management.
Associate Members (ASC)
Professionals employed by a company or organization other than a health care facility who provide Environmental Services professionals with professional, technical, consulting services and/or products.
Ally Members (ALLY)
Non-environmental services professionals employed full time in a health care facility and having an interest in the care of the health care environment or interest in supporting the objectives of AHE.
Student Members (STU)
Full-time college students taking course work related to any discipline represented by AHE.
Download and send your membership application with proof of academic status.
Join the environmental services professionals leading the field.
Environmental services leaders sometimes work in a silo leaving them out of the strategic equation, but current health care trends demand advanced strategic thinking from leaders across the continuum of care. You need to be able to confer with professionals faced with similar challenges, have access to content and resources to keep you informed, and strategies for being heard and for earning a seat at the table.
We know you’re balancing a busy career. That’s why AHE membership offers real-time, on demand content and engagement opportunities.
AHE Signature Programs
Certificate in Non-acute Care Cleaning Program (CNACC)
Non-acute Care Cleaning
In this program, frontline workers learn how to break the chain of infection and contribute to ensuring positive patient outcomes.
Certified Health Care Environmental Services Professional (CHESP)
Management & Leadership Training
Certified Health Care Environmental Services Professional (CHESP) status is accompanied by many benefits. The premier credential designation demonstrates mastery of maintaining the environment of care.
Certified Health Care Environmental Services Technician (CHEST)
Frontline EVS Training
The Certified Health Care Environmental Services Technician (CHEST) certification 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.
Certification Training for Surgical Cleaning Technicians (CSCT)
Surgical Suite Cleaning Training
This program sets the standard for surgical environmental services technicians responsible for cleaning and disinfecting operating rooms. It sets a level of expertise for managing pathogens and practicing innovative techniques specific to the operating room.
Certificate of Mastery in Infection Prevention for Environmental Services Professionals (CMIP)
Infection Prevention Training
Learn how to coordinate infection prevention efforts across the continuum of care and improve patient outcomes.
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Join AHE today and make a commitment to pathogen free environments across all care settings.