- Evaluating and certifying the capabilities of practitioners engaged in the administration of healthcare safety practice.
- Raising the level of competence of healthcare safety professionals by encouraging the use of management, leadership, and system principles.
- Providing the status and recognition for individual practitioners who meet certification requirements.
- Facilitating the exchange of ideas to improve the administration and effectiveness of healthcare safety programs.
Summary of Qualification Requirements & Basic Application Documents
Qualification to sit for the exam is based on experience and/or education. You do not have to hold a degree to qualify for the program at the Senior or Associate Levels. There are three levels of certification: Master, Senior, and Associate. The level assigned is dependent upon relevant experience and/or formal education. The Master Level is the highest attainable status and certifies that the individual possesses the knowledge and skills to effectively manage comprehensive safety programs.
To download the application and reference forms and for additional information on the board, please go to http://www.ibfcsm.org/application.php and http://www.ibfcsm.org/ref.php