The Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator® (CHSE®) certification has been developed as a service to the healthcare simulation community.  The CHSE® certification is intended for individuals who perform healthcare simulation in the educator role without restriction to: 

  • simulation modality
  • setting (locations where simulation takes place)
  • geographic location 
  • learner population
  • function (e.g. teaching, assessment)
  • profession





The SSH Certification Council is pleased to announce the launch of new CHSE and CHSOS exams to match the blueprints that resulted from the recent international practice analysis. The new exams will launch January 20, 2024. All other relevant components of the certification process such as the domains for submitting Continuing Professional Development (CPD) activities will also convert on this date. As we prepare for these conversions, testing will be unavailable from Dec. 1, 2023, until January 20, 2024. If these black-out dates effect your testing deadline, please email to request an extension.

IMPORTANT: With the launch of the new blueprint, examination results will NOT be available on completion of your exam from January 20, 2024, and April 1, 2024. Results for exams taken during this period will be sent April 1, 2024.


CHSE Certification Process

I wanted to get the CHSE because it shows expertise in simulation and gives me a deeper insight of simulation, which makes me a better educator.

  1. Determine CHSE® Eligibility
  2. Submit CHSE® Application
  3. Prepare for CHSE® Examination
  4. Complete CHSE® Examination
  5. Recognition of CHSE®
  6. Renewal of CHSE®

CHSE CHSE® Handbooks

Individuals who are applying to become a CHSE® should read the Application Handbook (pdf).

Individuals who are currently certified as a CHSE® and wish to renew or recertify should read the Renewal Handbook (pdf).


Consistent with its mission, SSH developed the certification process for educators focused on healthcare simulation. This program has been developed over a number of years with the input of many individuals representing a wide variety of backgrounds and experience in healthcare simulation. Individuals from the international healthcare simulation community including other simulation societies contributed to the success of CHSE® Certification. SSH thanks everyone who has participated in the development of CHSE® Certification.

Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator®, CHSE®, and the CHSE® logo are all trademarks of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare. A currently certified CHSE® may use the CHSE® title as prescribed in the CHSE® handbook. All other uses are forbidden without the express written consent of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare.

Questions? Contact the Certification Coordinator