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Obtaining this certification will demonstrate that you have obtained the necessary education and experience, confirmed by an outside body, to qualify you to be an elite professional in the healthcare facilities field. Colleagues will trust and value your opinion and healthcare leaders will depend on your recommendations for facility solutions.
Robert Barss

Am I eligible to take the exam?

There are 3 routes to eligibility to write the exam.  To be eligible for the CCHFM Examination, a candidate must fulfill one of the following education and work experience requirements. 

Option 1

  • Degree from an accredited college or university
  • Five (5) years of associated facility maintenance/engineering experience
  • Three (3) years in a healthcare setting
  • Three (3) years of healthcare management experience

Option 2

  • Diploma (Technologist, Technician) and/or provincially recognized licensed trade(s)
  • Seven (7) years of associated facility maintenance/engineering experience
  • Three (3) years in a healthcare setting
  • Five (5) years of healthcare management experience

Option 3

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Ten (10) years of associated facility maintenance/engineering experience
  • Three (3) years in a healthcare setting
  • Five (5) years of healthcare management experience

Membership Status

Current members of CHES are eligible to write the CCHFM Examination.  Membership must be maintained in order to continue to append the CCHFM designation after your name.
Membership Information

Examination Fees

CCHFM Examination $300 
Self Assessment Exam $115 
Reschedulaing Fee $100
Retake Fee $100

Complete application with fee must be submitted at least 30 days prior to the requested testing date.

Self Assessment Exam

A self assessment exam (practice test).
CHES has created a practice test, the self assessment exam (SAE), that can help prepare candidates to write the CCHFM.  It consists of 100 questions folowing the same content areas as the actual exam. It can be purchased in addition to the exam. 

Before Applying

Read the Handbook sections on 

  • CCHFM Examination Preparation
  • CCHFM Examination Administration
  • CCHFM Examination Application and Scheduling Process

Examination Type

1)  Seneca College Assessment Centre - Testing centres located across Canada beginning December 2015
     List of testing centres

2)  Special domestic administration - TBD 

 

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