The Certified Healthcare Simulation Operations Specialist-Advanced (CHSOS-A) certification is a portfolio-based certification for leaders in healthcare simulation operations. This certification distinguishes those who have proven themselves to be advanced operations specialists 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.
Application Due Dates
The Certification Council has application cycles for CHSOS-A® applications. Applications are due as follows:
- March 1: Applications Due (May 1 notifications of decision)
- September 1: Applications Due (November 1 notifications of decision)
Step 1: Determine CHSOS-A® Eligibility
Step 2: Prepare CHSOS-A® Portfolio
Step 3: Submit CHSOS-A® Application
Step 4: Evaluation of CHSOS-A® Application
Step 5: Recognition of CHSOS-A®
Step 6: Renewal of CHSOS-A
Individuals who are applying to become a CHSOS-A should read the Application Handbook (pdf).
“My initial push to be certified was a challenge for myself. I wanted to prove that I had the core knowledge to work in the field of Simulation Operations.”
Consistent with its mission, SSH developed the certification process for operations specialists 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 CHSOS-A Certification. SSH would like to thank everyone who has participated in the development of CHSOS-A Certification.
Certified Healthcare Simulation Operations Specialist-Advanced, CHSOS-A and the CHSOS-A logo are all trademarks of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare. A currently certified CHSOS-A may use the CHSOS-A title as prescribed in the CHSOS-A handbook. All other uses are forbidden without the express written consent of the Society for Simulation in Healthcare.
Questions? Contact the Certification Director