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Healthcare Safety Certificate Program
Healthcare Safety Certificate Program

The IAHSS Healthcare Safety Certificate Program Manual 3rd Edition is designed as an introduction to provide healthcare security professionals with basic knowledge of healthcare safety to further prepare them for the challenges they face daily.  Those who also successfully complete the IAHSS Healthcare Safety Certificate Examination will be issued a "Certificate of Completion". This e-book is also a core resource for the Certified Healthcare Protection Administrator (CHPA) certification.

E-book Manual


This e-book manual is the study material for the Healthcare Safety Certificate Program and is also a core resource for CHPA candidates. 
 The e-book is comprised of eight sections including:
  1. Fundamentals of Healthcare Safety
  2. Regulatory, Accreditation and Standardization Authorities
  3. Employee Safety and Health
  4. Fire Safety and Life Safety Code Compliance
  5. Hazardous Materials and Waste Management
  6. Emergency Management
  7. Physical Hazards
  8. Additional Considerations

E-book Manual Purchasing Instructions



1.      Click here to go to the AHA bookstore

2.      Add the item to your cart

3.      Register as a new User or Log-In if you already have an account with AHA

4.      Once signed-in, fill out payment information

5.      Submit order, and you'll receive a confirmation email. 

6.      You’ll then receive a follow-up email a few minutes after with your e-book link

7.      To get started with your new e-book, follow these steps:


Step 1: To access the e-book, first create an Adobe Digital Editions account (including an Adobe ID) then download Adobe Digital Editions (free software) onto your computer. If you already have Adobe Digital Editions installed on your computer and have an account, proceed to Step 2. Digital Editions web page.

Step 2: Once your Adobe Digital Editions account has been set up and the software installed, download the e-book using the link in this e-mail. When you receive the authorization prompt, select “Adobe ID” as the vendor to proceed. Note: Although you will have access to the e-book with the ability to view it, you will not be able to forward the book to others. 

3rd Edition Exam

Healthcare Safety Certificate Exam


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