Center for Healthcare Environmental Management™ (CHEM™)
Available from ECRI Institute
ECRI Institute’s CHEM provides continuing education and certification for acute and long-term healthcare environmental safety and security professionals worldwide. Recertification required every three years.
The five day course covers compliance with standards from Joint Commission, The Center for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA), and The Nuclear Regulatory Commission (NRC). The course provides best practices in emergency management, infection control, and reducing the risk of staff and patient injury and loss of property.
Upon passing the examination, students are certified as Healthcare Environmental Managers and may use the professional designation “HEM.” This earned certification is recognized nationwide by hospitals, health systems, insurance providers, consultants, professional organizations, the U.S. Public Health Service, the Indian Health Service, and others.