An applicant should determine if they are eligible to apply for CHSOS® prior to submitting the application. All eligibility criteria must be met prior to applying to becoming certified. Once certified, individuals must continue to meet the eligibility criteria in order to maintain their certified status.
An individual may apply to take the exam to become certified if they demonstrate meeting the following criteria:
- participate in healthcare simulation in an educational role.
- demonstrate focused simulation expertise with learners in undergraduate, graduate, allied health, or healthcare practitioners.
- possess a bachelor’s degree or equivalent combination of education and experience.
- document two years continued use of simulation in healthcare education, research, or administration.
*Any candidate who does not have a Bachelor's degree or higher may petition the Council for consideration of equivalency based on combined education and experience.
The CHSOS® Handbook has been prepared to support the candidate in fully understanding the entire certification process and requirements. It includes information that is not on the website. It is the responsiblity of all applicants, candidates, and certificants to know and adhere to the information in the CHSOS® Handbook.
Download the CHSOS Handbook (pdf) here.
Questions? Contact the Certification Coordinator.