The CHSOS credential is valid for a period of three (3) years. There are two ways to maintain your certification.
METHOD 1-RECERTIFICATION: Successfully complete the CHSOS examination within the year prior to your CHSOS expiration date.
METHOD 2-RENEWAL (recommended): Submit evidence of ongoing Continued Professional Development (CPD) occurring before your CHSOS expires. Download the CHSOS Renewal & Recertification Information (pdf) for details. Acceptable CPD will be in operations or simulation focused activities.
Click here to see a flowchart of how the maintenance of your certification functions.
CPD includes a variety of activities such as (but not limited to):
- Participation in continuing education activities including conferences, webinars, or other education events
- Publishing journal articles, chapters, or books
- Presenting at continuing education events
- Developing or modifying technologies or technical items
- Many other items qualify
Entering Renewal or Recertification Information
Whichever method you use to maintain your certification, you will need to access the Candidate Management System. You must be logged in to the SSH System. You do not need to be a member of SSH to be certified, but you will need to have an SSH profile if you do not have one.
Please download the Renewal and Recertification pdf for instructions on entering information for CPD, or on how to select the exam to recertify.
Cost of Maintaining Certification
The cost of maintaining certification is dependent on the method used to recertify.
METHOD 1 (examination): $395 (USD) for SSH, ASPE, INACSL, NOVA, Simulation Australasia/ASSH, and NLN members, $495 (USD) for all others
METHOD 2 (submission of CPD): $350 (USD) for SSH, ASPE, INACSL, NOVA, Simulation Australasia/ASSH, and NLN members, $450 (USD) for all others