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IAHSS Office Closed

The IAHSS HQ office will be closed April 21 - April 26, 2017 as all staff will be at the 49th Annual Conference & Exhibition in Vancouver

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IAHSS offers the CHPA designation and several other certification and training programs.

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2017 crime survey

The IAHSS Foundation's yearly crime report will be released soon. The Canadian survey is open until May 15th.

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The International Association for Healthcare Security and Safety (IAHSS) is the only organization solely dedicated to professionals involved in managing and directing security and safety programs in healthcare facilities. IAHSS is a professional association with more than 2,000 members who are healthcare security, law enforcement, safety and emergency management leaders.  For nearly fifty years, IAHSS has educated and served members and the profession by offering exclusive resources and benefits including industry and design guidelines, local and international educational and networking opportunities, and the celebrated bi-annual Journal of Healthcare Protection Management.  IAHSS has certified tens of thousands of dedicated professionals who keep healthcare facilities, patients, staff and visitors safe. IAHSS offers the Basic, Advanced and Supervisor certifications, a Safety Certificate Program, and maintains the prestigious Certified Healthcare Protection Administrator (CHPA) certification, the standard for the healthcare security leader dedicated to the profession.


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Body cameras and their role in a healthcare facility.

Law Enforcement Disability Awareness Training

“De-escalation training for ancillary staff.” presented by the IAHSS Chicago Chapter

Virginia Chapter Meeting


Purchase training manuals, certification exams, and products.


View a list of IAHSS chapters with links to their individual group pages.


IAHSS Industry Guidelines are intended to assist healthcare security and safety professionals in providing a safe, secure and welcoming environment.


Learn about the IAHSS sponsors and the sponsorship opportunities that are available.

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