Certification 3

CHL Certification Scope

The Certified Healthcare Leader (CHL) certification program is designed to recognize individuals who have demonstrated the management and supervisory skills necessary to provide effective leadership in the Central Service Department. CHL's are indispensable members of the healthcare team who are responsible for managing the daily operations of the Central Service Department including standards and regulation compliance, finance, reporting, staffing, human resource management, and inter- and intra-departmental communications.

To earn CHL certification, candidates are required to demonstrate skills through the successful completion of an examination developed to measure the understanding of general central service, infection prevention, and management topics. CHL certificants are required to recertify annually through completion of continuing education requirements.

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Healthcare Central Service Materiel 
Management (IAHCSMM)

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