posted on May 04, 2020 16:14
SSH is pleased to announce some important testing updates.
First, and most importantly, remote proctoring is now available! Second, physical testing sites are opening back up as possible.
What this means is that NOW is the time to get your application in to become a CHSE and/or CHSOS!
The Certification Council is very excited to add the option of remote proctoring for at least the next few months. We know that many testing sites will remain closed, and the National Commission for Certifying Agencies—that has accredited both the CHSE and CHSOS certifications—has recognized this limitation, and allowed for remote proctoring. We have worked with our vendor, Prometric, to make this option available to you—and that means to all of you—no matter where you are around the globe!
We are finalizing the details and process and will be posting all of this on our webpage, www.simcertification.com, and by social media, but the basics are as follows:
1) Submit your application and become approved to take the exam;
2) Make sure your computer meets the specifications (and that you can test on the network you are using);
3) Select remote proctoring as your option, and choose a date and time to test. This is LIVE proctoring that has individuals watching those who test, and you must be able to scan in your identification and pass a check of the room (by camera) as well as meet other requirements or steps.
But again: you can test ANYWHERE in the world as long as the computer meets the requirements and the process is followed. We of course encourage you to think about the network you are using—we cannot guarantee the internet will work, so please make sure to use a connection that is typically reliable.
Physical Testing Sites:
Prometric and IQT (our testing vendors) are slowly opening up physical testing sites around the world. There are strict guidelines in place to meet government guidelines and CDC/WHO recommendations. This may suit some of you to go and take your exam—both CHSE and CHSOS have been determined to be “higher priority”. When you go and select a testing site online, or contact the vendors directly, you will see if this is an option for you. Space will remain limited compared to normal (fewer number of slots available due to distancing and maximum number of people allowed).
Need help getting ready?
You have many options to review and prepare to test. With the addition of remote proctoring, the Education Committee is adding more Online Blueprint Review Courses. If you desire to take one of these courses, please go to https://www.ssih.org/Professional-Development/Online-Learning/Certification-Blueprint-Review-Courses to register. Keep checking for more courses to be added!