Healthcare Environmental Manager Training and Certification (HEM)

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

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

Courses cover 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, Waste management

Promote compliance with key regulations in these areas: Joint Commission, Occupational Safety and Health Administration, Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, Environmental Protection Agency, National Fire Protection Association, Nuclear Regulatory Commission

Access the HEM certification

For your safety and convenience, the HEM certification course is being offered online and can be completed at your own pace. Contact or call 610.825.6000, ext. 5891 to register now.

A live course format will be offered again in the future. Please check back for details.

HEM recertification

All certified HEMs are required to complete the recertification process every three years.

Host an in-person program

We're actively seeking healthcare facilities to partner with us in hosting upcoming courses. Contact us today at

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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