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Certified in Homeland Security, CHS® Level V

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-IV credential; or five (5) years of experience combined with general training, knowledge, skill, and education in a homeland security-related area connected to the topics examined n CHS-I, CHS-II, CHS-III, CHS-IV, and CHS-V
  • 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-V Recertification Program Requirements

The assessment component of CHS-V is a certification exam that covers critical aspects of homeland security. To maintain the CHS-V certification, those with CHS-V designations are required to obtain 30 Continuing Education Units (CEU) per three-year recertification cycle.

CHS-V Certification Status Verification

Exam Proctor

ABCHS has partnered with FastTEST Web to deliver its nationally-recognized certification exams via the FastTEST Web platform



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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