The following general eligibility requirements must be met by all American Board for Certification in Homeland Security (ABCHS) applicants:
In addition to meeting all general eligibility requirements to sit for ABCHS certification exams, applicants must have at least two (2) years of experience combined with general training, knowledge, skill, and education within their respective homeland security-related area, such as security, law enforcement, fire service, military, emergency management, cyber security, public health, hazardous materials, medical, or other related areas.
Applicants must complete all three prerequisite courses listed below, offered by FEMA free of charge, for eligibility 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