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Certified in Homeland Security, CHS® Level II

General Eligibility Requirements

The following general eligibility requirements must be met by all American Board for Certification in Homeland Security (ABCHS) applicants:

  • U.S. Citizenship (or Active Duty status in the U.S. military)
  • Hold the CHS-I credential; or 2 years of relevant experience in homeland security
  • No felony convictions
  • No dishonorable discharge from the military
  • Neither a record of disciplinary action from any state, province or territory, or licensing or certification board within the past 10 years nor subject under any such investigation
  • Agreement to uphold the ABCHS Code of Conduct
CHS-II Recertification Program Requirements

The assessment component of the CHS-II is a certification exam that covers critical aspects of homeland security. To maintain the CHS-II certification, those with CHS-II designations are required to obtain 30 Continuing Education Units (CEU) per three-year recertification cycle. This is waived if the CHS-II holder obtains the CHS-III credential within that 3 year period.


"The CHS program provides a great opportunity to give back to my chosen profession of security and to help protect my beloved country during a period of ominous peril. As a new grandfather, I also feel that we did not inherit this beautiful land from our forefathers, rather we are merely borrowing its use from our grandchildren whose freedom and security we must ensure for generations to come."

- Herman Statum, CHS-V

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