|IAHSS Awards - Department of Distinction Award|
The Program of Distinction recognizes healthcare security and safety departments within healthcare facilities that have achieved and maintained a minimum percentage of IAHSS certified security personnel. The criterion focuses on the competencies of the facility's security and safety officers and director as measured through individual certification.
Individual certification of officers and directors is granted to those who have successfully passed one of several certifications examinations offered by IAHSS. Certified personnel must maintain active certification either through renewal of their IAHSS certifications every five years at their current level or progress to the next level. On a three year cycle, directors must maintain an active CHPA status through the IAHSS by continually seeking to enhance their competence both through continuing education and research leading to publication of significant materials to enhance the learning of others.