The following general eligibility requirements must be met by all American Board for Certification in Homeland Security (ABCHS) applicants:
The assessment component of CHS-IV is a certification exam that covers critical aspects of homeland security. To maintain the CHS-IV certification, those with CHS-IV designations are required to obtain 30 Continuing Education Units (CEU) per three-year recertification cycle. This is waived if the CHS-IV holder obtains the CHS-V credential within that 3 year period.
Applicants are encouraged to complete all three courses listed below, offered by FEMA free of charge, before attempting to take the CHS Level IV exam.
FEMA IS-100.B - Introduction to Incident Command System
FEMA IS-700.A - NIMS An Introduction
FEMA IS-800.B - NRF An Introduction