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Are you a healthcare security officer or do you direct or supervise healthcare security within a healthcare setting? If so, you will want to achieve certification for your employees and yourself.


The International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety is the world’s leading organization specializing in healthcare security and safety. With a proven 35 year track record, IAHSS has certified over 20,000 healthcare security and safety personnel to tackle the special needs of healthcare institutions.


Certification is the best means to ensure that you and your staff understand and can implement the important functions within your healthcare facility on both a daily basis and when the unexpected occurs.


What is IAHSS Certification?


IAHSS offers certification for healthcare security officers in four areas:


Basic certification focuses on the knowledge and skills identified in the IAHSS Basic Training Manual and Study Guide, developed and regularly updated by professionals in healthcare security and safety. Advanced and supervisory certifications recognize a progression in knowledge and skills gained from the information meticulously gathered in the Advanced Training Manual and Study Guide and the Supervisory Training and Study Guide. Health and Safety Certification is the newest area of certification and focuses on those skills identified in the IAHSS Health and Safety Manual Training and Study Guide.


Who can take the exams?


All healthcare security officers and those aspiring to work in healthcare security and safety are eligible to start the certification process beginning with the Basic level. Successful completion of the Basic Certification extends eligibility to progress to the Advanced level and then to the Supervisory level. The Health and Safety Certification exam may be taken at any time after passing the basic certification.

Those individuals who previously earned a certificate of completion at the advanced, supervisory or health and safety levels are eligible, before December 31, 2007, to sit for the certification exam at that level or the next higher level.

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