Healthcare Environmental Manager Training and Certification (HEM)

Make crucial environmental healthcare decisions with certification from the internationally recognized healthcare workforce safety and security program

ECRI's Healthcare Environmental Management (HEM) certifies safety and security professionals so they can stay up to date on the evolving healthcare environment. You can attain the HEM certification in person or through our self-paced online program.

The HEM certification course covers best practices in the following areas: safety from a system perspective, occupational safety, accident investigation, hazard vulnerability analysis, emergency management, infection prevention, ergonomics, laboratory safety, security and workplace violence, industrial hygiene, indoor air quality, bloodborne pathogens, and waste management.

The HEM certification course also promotes compliance as outlined by the Joint Commission, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Environmental Protection Agency, National Fire Protection Association, and the Nuclear Regulatory Commission.

HEM certification

The HEM certification course is offered online and can be completed at your own pace. The course consists of 20 modules and can be accessed via computer or mobile device.

Modules range from one to three hours long and are presented via recordings from the live classroom presentation. Each presentation is approved for CA state nursing hours; certificates can be printed upon the completion of each course.

The HEM certification is earned through a 2.5 hour, 100 question, open-book exam. After completing and passing the exam with a 70 or higher, participants can then use the HEM designation.

The cost of the course is $2400 per person.

Once your order is approved, you will receive an email from with instructions on how to complete your membership activation and access ECRI Learning resource. Orders are typically processed in 2-3 business days.

HEM Recertification

All certified HEMs are required to complete the recertification process every three years. The cost to recertify through documentation is $400 per person.

I am thankful that an organization finally offered a specific Safety Certification and educational opportunity for those of us in the Healthcare Safety career field. I found it to be one of the greatest values in education and certification process available in today’s market.
Eric A. Wagner, HEM, COHC
Sr. Director, Safety and Industrial Hygiene,
Geisinger Health System

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