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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:

  • Hold the CHS-I credential; or have 2 years of relevant homeland security experience relevant to the topics covered in CHS I and CHS II as referenced in the CHS candidate handbook
  • 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.

Exam Proctor

CHS-II is proctored through Pearson Vue and is available to all candidates across the United States.

Military Personnel: Pearson VUE offers professional ABCHS certification exams to U.S. military service members on-site at military installation testing centers worldwide.

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