CHSE Exam Information

CHSE Prepare for the Exam

Download the CHSE Examination Blueprint (pdf). This blueprint is the basis for all exam questions.  The candidate can use this to gain insight into which topics they can focus their studies in order to prepare for the exam.

This list of articles is a selection of the core references used to write the examination:  Examination Preparation References (pdf)

This list of references has been compiled by the Education Committee to provide resources for healthcare simulation topics:  Simulation references (pdf)

CHSE Scheduling an Exam

When your application and references have been approved, we will notify the exam company. You will receive an email from ISO-Quality Testing, Inc. with instructions to schedule your exam. You have 90-days to complete the exam. You will be able to choose the date and location of your exam.

Visit the ISO-Quality Testing, Inc. website to schedule your exam. You will need to bring an Admission Letter and photo id to the exam. Review the Exam Registration Process Guide for full information.

• Sample Admission Letter  (pdf)

CHSE Testing Locations

Iso-Quality Testing, Inc., has a number of test sites located around the globe.  Please go to this link to find a site near where you live or may be traveling.  Testing Locations.   Attending IMSH 2019 in San Antonio?  We will have testing available on site.  Submit your application, get approved, and then you can choose the IMSH testing location when you choose a date and time.

CHSE Exam Accommodation Form

If you need special accommodations to take the exam, please email the Request for Accommodation Form to

CHSE Reexamination

If you were unsuccessful on the CHSE exam, you make take it again. Candidates may take the examination once every 90 days, and no more than four (4) times in a calendar year. Use the information from the previous exam to determine what further study you need.

In order to re-take the examination click here and submit the request and reexamination fee. You must be logged in to the SSH system.

CHSE Reexamination Fees

$175 USD (SSH, ASPE & INACSL members)
$275 USD (all others)

Questions? Email the Certification Coordinator

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