CHSE Exam Information


CHSE Prepare for the Exam

For those taking the test beginning January 26, 2019: download the new CHSE Examination Blueprint (pdf).

All candidates should dowload these two resources to help them prepare the exam.  Exam Prep Guide    KSA Verb List

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.


SSH has worked with partners to add additional locations for testing.  These locations can be found when selecting your date, time, and location to take the exams.  Additional locations (currently):

  • Doha, Qatar: April 18, and 29; May 02
  • ASPE 2019 Conference (Orlando, FL): June 8
  • SimOps 2019 Conference (Norfolk, VA): July 17

Additional sites will be added as determined to be appropriate.

CHSE Exam Accommodations

If you need special accommodations to take the exam, these can be requested in the application form (on the appropriate tab). 

This INCLUDES if you are requesting extended time due to English being your second language.

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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