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Basic Level Certification
Basic

The Basic level of training for healthcare security and safety officers is an introductory program in healthcare security and safety.Some of the topics included in the Basic Training Manual are an introduction to healthcare security, fundamental security skills, the role of security in healthcare organizations, protective measures, healthcare safety and healthcare emergency management security.

Training Manual

Basic level training is only available via either the USA or Canada version of the printed training manuals listed below. Click on the appropriate link below to purchase a manual.


An eLearning course for the Basic level is NOT yet available, but will be developed in the coming years.

Basic Training Manual for Healthcare Security Officers, 6th Edition (USA)

Basic Training Manual for Healthcare Security Officers, 2nd Edition (Canada)

Training Instructor Guide (.pdf)

The Basic Training Instructor Guide is an electronic .pdf slide presentation that may be used by trainers to aid in the training of candidates seeking the Basic certification through the study of the Basic Training Manual. Click the link below to purchase.

 

Basic Training Manual - Instructor Guide Electronic 6th Edition

Basic Certification

Exam USA

(based on the 6th Edition manual)

This Basic Certification Exam USA should be taken by candidates who have studied the 6th Edition of the Basic Training Manual for Healthcare Security Officers (USA). The exam is only available online and has 100 multiple choice questions. Candidates have a maximum of 90 minutes to complete it.

A 70% is the minimum score required to pass the exam. If you pass the exam, you will be able to print your certificate with your name, expiration date and unique certification number. If you have not passed your exam, you will be given suggestions on which units to review for the next attempt. This certification is valid for five years from the issue date.

The individual online exam fee is $75 USD

 

Click here to purchase a single online exam with a credit card.

Basic Certification

Exam CANADA

(based on the 2nd Edition manual)

This Basic Certification Exam CANADA should be taken by candidates who have studied the 2nd Edition of the Basic Training Manual for Healthcare Security Officers (CANADA). The exam is only available online and has 100 multiple choice questions. Candidates have a maximum of 90 minutes to complete it.

A 70% is the minimum score required to pass the exam. If you pass the exam, you will be able to print your certificate with your name, expiration date and unique certification number. If you have not passed your exam, you will be given suggestions on which units to review for the next attempt. This certification is valid for five years from the issue date.

The individual online exam fee is $75 USD

 

Click here to purchase a single online exam with a credit card.

Purchase in bulk

(for Training Coordinators / Facilitators)

  • To purchase multiple exams by credit card, you must login as the Training Coordinator for your organization via theIAHSS Academy website. If you need to create a new Training Coordinator account,contact IAHSS Headquarters. Purchasing via credit card will allow you to access and assign exam credits immediately.
  • You may also purchase multiple exams via check or purchase order. Contact IAHSS HQ if you need assistance. Allow up to 5 business days after payment is received to access and assign the exam credits online.
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