The Association for the Health Care Environment Launches Non-Acute Care Certificate Program

September 29, 2020 | Format: News Release

The Association for the Health Care Environment (AHE) of the American Hospital Association has developed the first certificate program for non-acute care cleaning technicians, the Certificate in Non-acute Care Cleaning Train-the-Trainer Program.

The Certificate in Non-acute Care Cleaning Program (CNACC) offers frontline cleaning and disinfection workers a thorough educational opportunity on cleaning in the health care environment outside of acute care settings. The program prepares frontline workers to break the chain of infection and contribute to ensuring positive patient outcomes. CNACC includes content specific to the full scopes of no-acute care areas such as outpatient, long-term care and behavioral health facilities, and other situations, such as construction cleaning.

The CNACC program’s train-the-trainer model provides a cost-effective way to deliver this quality education to entire teams of high-performing non-acute care technicians. The program is offered as an online train-the-trainer workshop in which building services contractors, long-term care managers, and trainers and supervisors from health care facilities can first be trained, then bring the training back to their respective team members.

The first CNACC train-the-trainer workshop will be delivered virtually on December 1-3, 2020, with daily program hours running from 9:00 am - 4:30 pm central standard time. Registration is now open. Learn more @

Thank you to Clorox Healthcare, AHE Pinnacle Sponsor, for underwriting the Certificate in Non-acute Care Cleaning Program.  





About AHE

The Association for the Health Care Environment (AHE) is a Professional Membership Group of the American Hospital Association. AHE is the professional organization of choice for professionals responsible for caring for the patient and resident care environment across all care settings; including hospitals, long term care, continuing care retirement communities and ambulatory care. AHE shapes professional practice, advances and promotes the profession and promotes awareness for over 2,300 professionals working to ensure a clean and safe health care environment and quality outcomes.