americusStep 3:  Maintaining Certification

The Certified Hospital Emergency Coordinator (CHEC) certification expires biennially. To maintain CHEC certified status the following is needed:

  • Proof of completing 12 or more hours of continuing education credit hours annually (24 hours biennially). This applies to all three levels of certification.
  • At least half of the continuing education hours must be from coursework; the remaining half can be a combination of conferences and other professional continuing education.
  • Other courses, lectures, symposiums, conferences or related training will be approved for CEU’s on a case-by-case basis.
  • FEMA Independent Study (IS) courses will be accepted at the rate of 1 CEU per course. Conference attendance will be accepted at a rate of 75%.

Certifications expire the end of a calendar year on December 31st. All State approved courses with associated continuing education hours will be accepted to include the State Office of EMS, EMA, POST, and Fire Academy.


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