The Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator-Advanced (CHSE-A) certification is a portfolio-based certification for leaders in healthcare simulation.  This certification distinguishes those who have proven themselves to be advanced in their practice in healthcare simulation, and serve as mentors and examples to others in the field.  Individuals who are interested in obtaining this certification and demonstrating their high level of expertise are encouraged to apply.

CHSEA Application Due Dates

The Certification Council has moved to application cycles for CHSE-A applications.  Applications are due as follows:

March 1: Applications Due (May 1 notfiications of decision)

September 1: Applications Due (November 1 notifications of decision)

Find out more about applying by clicking here.

CHSEA Eligibility

These are the minimum requirements that must be met to be eligible to apply for CHSE-A.  A successful applicant for CHSE-A will demonstrate leadership and expertise beyond these minimum requirements.

  • Must be a currently certified CHSE
  • Participate in healthcare simulation in an educational role
  • Focused simulation expertise on learners in undergraduate, graduate, allied health or healthcare practitioners
  • Master’s degree or equivalent experience*
  • Five years of continued use of simulation in healthcare education, research, or administration

CHSEA CHSE-A Development 

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-A Certification. SSH would like to thank everyone who has participated in the development of CHSE-A Certification.

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

Questions? Contact the Certification Coordinator.


NOVA, Simulation Australasia/ASSH, ASPE, INACSL, and NLN support CHSE-A

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