Online courses and exams for CHS-I, CHS-II, and CHS-III have been combined into one certification exam, CHS I-III, a proctored, psychometrically sound certification exam. The CHS-I, CHS-II, and the CHS-III will no longer be available in the online format.
It is important to note that the CHS-I, CHS-II, and CHS-III individual exams are being retired. The designations are not being retired as they can be maintained through timely recertification. The certification path, or the exam(s) that lead to this certification may retire, but the certification remains valid at the level and version obtained by the candidate until relinquished or withdrawn.
The following general eligibility requirements must be met by all American Board for Certification in Homeland Security (ABCHS) applicants:
This exam covers preparedness and mitigation as well as the background and context of homeland security (history of terrorism, history and structure of the Department of Homeland Security (DHS), components of the National Response Plan (NRP)).