CHICAGO — The American Society for Healthcare Environmental Services (ASHES) is pleased to announce the introduction of two new educational programs. ASHES developed a Certified Healthcare Environmental Services Professional (CHESP) study group for those interested in pursuing the certification and a supervisor course targeting the development of critical skills for department supervisors or new managers.
The supervisory course is a ten week program that covers areas such as: environmental sanitation, microbiology, management and distribution of work, customer service, quality assurance and provides program participants the opportunity to collaborate, interact and complete a targeted final project. Each week includes reading assignments, discussion opportunities and a project at the end of the course.
The CHESP study group is a six week program where CHESP candidates or potential candidates will collaborate, interact, review material and ultimately help each other prepare for the exam.
Both educational programs are facilitated by ASHES members with expertise in the environmental services profession. The programs are designed as a self-paced course, which means, individuals are responsible for logging into the course and completing the required reading and assignments. Participants must complete these requirements in order to receive a certificate of completion. The programs are enhanced by an initial call and online chats to discuss questions and progress. All reading materials are included in the price of the courses. CHESP certified individuals will receive Continuing Professional Education credits.
The CHESP study group is available for members of ASHES at $99.00. The non-member price is $135.00.
The supervisor course is available for ASHES members at $189.00. The non-members price is $239.00
Both programs will be offered a limited amount of times in 2009. For courses syllabus, starting dates, and to register visit www.ashes.org or call 312-422-3860.