SSH Certification Programs






Congratulations to the 

Newly Certified Healthcare Simulation Professionals




The SSH Certification Council announces the 2018 version of the exam blueprints for the Certified Healthcare Simulation Educator (CHSE) and Certified Healthcare Simulation Operations Specialist (CHSOS) certifications. The blueprints are the culmination of the practice analysis work that took place around the world. 

2018 CHSE Examination Blueprint          2018 CHSOS Examination Blueprint

2018 CHSE Examination Blueprint (Chinese Translation)

The new examination blueprints includes:

Four domains, instead of five, for CHSE
Tightened and clarified language (especially with the input from ESL participants)
Fewer items for each certification (the individual KSAs)
Reorganization and improved alignment in each domain
More deliberate choices of verb to match the intended consensus of function at the two-year experience level
New exams are expected to launch worldwide and at IMSH in January 2019. When the specific launch is scheduled, the date will be posted on the website and communicated by other means.

Thank you to the organizations and individuals involved:

45 subject matter experts during meetings in Tampa, Hong Kong, and Amsterdam

Affiliated (and unaffiliated) simulation organizations: SSH; INACSL; ASPE; SimONE/CNSH; SimGHOSTS; SOCHISM; ABRASSIM; DSSH; SIMMED; ISSIH; ROSOMED; AMEE, SPSIM; SESAM; ASPiH; IPSS: SSiH (Saudi); NZASH; ASSH; PASSH; CMEA; JSSiH, and HKSSiH

SSH Corporate Roundtable/Industry partners: CAE; Laerdal; B-Line Medical; Limbs and Things; and Tellyes

Survey respondents: more than 1,000 from 53 countries


Advance your career in healthcare simulation education

Set yourself apart from your peers and distinguish yourself as an experienced educator in healthcare simulation education by earning the CHSE certification.  Certification will help enhance your career, position you as a leader and publicly demonstrate your commitment to being the best in simulation education.

Take your career in healthcare simulation operations to the next level

Stand out from your peers and give your simulation program a competitive edge by earning the CHSOS certification. Certification will showcase your specialized skills and knowledge, provide you with recognition as an international leader, and keep you competitive.

  Demonstrate your position as a leader in healthcare simulation education

Distinguish your role as a simulation expert and leader in the field by earning the CHSE-A certification from SSH.  Certification will confirm your position as an advanced leader in healthcare simulation education through an extensive peer-review process.

Contact the Certification Coordinator with any questions


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