Healthcare

DNV GL Certified Healthcare Operations Professional; Basic (CHOP) (A) Certification

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DNV GL CHOP 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. CHOP (A) is the second course of the CHOP series and is developed at the Advanced level. 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.

CHOP Certification is an "individual" Certification designed for Operations Professionals working in the healthcare environment. CHOP (A) is the second course of the CHOP series and is developed at the Advanced level. 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.