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DNV GL Certified Healthcare Operations Professional Advanced (CHOP-A) Certification

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DNV GL CHOP-A Certification is an individual certification designed for Operations Professionals working in the healthcare environment who have completed the CHOP-B Certification.

CHOP Certification is an "individual" Certification designed for Operations Professionals working in the healthcare environment. The CHOP A (Advanced) Certification is the second in the 3-part series of the complete CHOP curriculum. This phase provides participants with a road map to navigate thru NFPA, an overview of the risks involved with construction and renovation in the healthcare environment and an in-depth knowledge of the essential equipment found in hospitals and can only be taken with the completed prerequisite of CHOP B Certification.  The Training portion of this course consists of three, (3) days of instructor-led, classroom training. The classroom portion is followed by an electronic exam.  Approved participants must complete and pass with a minimum score of 80%. The exam will be available for ONE, (1) TWO HOUR timed attempt within a 14 day window. 

Prerequisites:
  • Passed CHOP (B) Certification Exam
  • 40 hours of CE every 3 years to maintain CHOP-A Certification
Topics Covered: 
  • Understanding the types, function and purpose of the critical operating equipment within the hospital (Fire Alarm Systems, Boilers, Chillers, Cooling Towers, etc.) 
  • Basics of heating and refrigeration (understanding the components of HVAC including PIU’s, RTU’s & VAV’s) 
  • Healthcare construction and how to manage the environment during construction 
  • The importance of infection control risk assessments and how/when to complete them 
  • The importance of Alternative Life Safety Measures and how to properly complete them 
  • Understanding the requirements surrounding medical gas systems and the importance of properly testing and maintaining these systems 
  • Understanding the requirements surrounding Hyperbaric Chambers 
  • Recognizing common mistakes in the Physical Environment 
  • Understanding where regulations come from and how to understand what regulations pertain to the Physical Environment
Exam:
  • All participants must have access to a computer with internet connection to complete the CHOP exam. Participants must pass the exam with a minimum score of 80%. Upon completion of the test, the professional will receive immediate feedback on the passing or failing of the exam.
    • If the exam is passed, a certificate will be electronically sent for their record with the DNV GL watermark, the amount of contact hours granted, and a description describing the meaning/purpose of the certification.
    • If the exam is not passed, the applicant may pay a fee and re-apply to sit for the exam, no sooner than 30 days from the last attempt.
Certification Terms:

The CHOP (A) certification will be valid for a 3-year period. At the end of this period, there will be the option to renew the certification with a fee and submission of 40 continuing education or to re-sit for the exam. Recertification information can be found on the CHOP Introduction page. 

CHOP A (Advanced) Retake Exam:

A retake exam is available to any participant who has completed the 3 Day CHOP-A classroom course.  Application and Resume must be submitted fourteen (14) days prior to exam start date. An Exam link will be emailed to each registered participant at 7:00 AM on the date of the exam. Please reach out to the Training and Education team with any questions: dnvglhc.training@dnvgl.com.

Upcoming Exam Date: December 04-06, 2020, Registration closes at 11:59 pm on November 30, 2020.

Exam Fee: $199/per 

Registration Link: https://www.dnvglstore.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=10180056_CHOPARetake_2020

CHOP Certification is an "individual" Certification designed for Operations Professionals working in the healthcare environment. The CHOP A (Advanced) Certification is the second in the 3-part series of the complete CHOP curriculum. This phase provides participants with a road map to navigate thru NFPA, an overview of the risks involved with construction and renovation in the healthcare environment and an in-depth knowledge of the essential equipment found in hospitals and can only be taken with the completed prerequisite of CHOP B Certification.  The Training portion of this course consists of three, (3) days of instructor-led, classroom training. The classroom portion is followed by an electronic exam.  Approved participants must complete and pass with a minimum score of 80%. The exam will be available for ONE, (1) TWO HOUR timed attempt within a 14 day window. 

Prerequisites:
  • Passed CHOP (B) Certification Exam
  • 40 hours of CE every 3 years to maintain CHOP-A Certification
Topics Covered: 
  • Understanding the types, function and purpose of the critical operating equipment within the hospital (Fire Alarm Systems, Boilers, Chillers, Cooling Towers, etc.) 
  • Basics of heating and refrigeration (understanding the components of HVAC including PIU’s, RTU’s & VAV’s) 
  • Healthcare construction and how to manage the environment during construction 
  • The importance of infection control risk assessments and how/when to complete them 
  • The importance of Alternative Life Safety Measures and how to properly complete them 
  • Understanding the requirements surrounding medical gas systems and the importance of properly testing and maintaining these systems 
  • Understanding the requirements surrounding Hyperbaric Chambers 
  • Recognizing common mistakes in the Physical Environment 
  • Understanding where regulations come from and how to understand what regulations pertain to the Physical Environment
Exam:
  • All participants must have access to a computer with internet connection to complete the CHOP exam. Participants must pass the exam with a minimum score of 80%. Upon completion of the test, the professional will receive immediate feedback on the passing or failing of the exam.
    • If the exam is passed, a certificate will be electronically sent for their record with the DNV GL watermark, the amount of contact hours granted, and a description describing the meaning/purpose of the certification.
    • If the exam is not passed, the applicant may pay a fee and re-apply to sit for the exam, no sooner than 30 days from the last attempt.
Certification Terms:

The CHOP (A) certification will be valid for a 3-year period. At the end of this period, there will be the option to renew the certification with a fee and submission of 40 continuing education or to re-sit for the exam. Recertification information can be found on the CHOP Introduction page. 

CHOP A (Advanced) Retake Exam:

A retake exam is available to any participant who has completed the 3 Day CHOP-A classroom course.  Application and Resume must be submitted fourteen (14) days prior to exam start date. An Exam link will be emailed to each registered participant at 7:00 AM on the date of the exam. Please reach out to the Training and Education team with any questions: dnvglhc.training@dnvgl.com.

Upcoming Exam Date: December 04-06, 2020, Registration closes at 11:59 pm on November 30, 2020.

Exam Fee: $199/per 

Registration Link: https://www.dnvglstore.com/ProductDetails.asp?ProductCode=10180056_CHOPARetake_2020