Healthcare

DNV Certified Healthcare Operations Professional Certification

Hospital

The DNV CHOP Certifications are individual certifications designed for Operations Professionals working in the healthcare environment.

CHOP Certification is an "individual" Certification designed for Operations Professionals working in the healthcare environment. The Certified Healthcare Operations Professional (CHOP) certification is a three phase program designed to provide participants with an in depth knowledge of the physical environment requirements, equipment and operations of today’s highly complicated hospitals. Each phase of the CHOP certification requires 3 days of classroom training followed by an exam. Participants start by taking the CHOP Basic (CHOP-B) and progress to the CHOP Advanced (CHOP-A) and finish with the CHOP Executive (CHOP-E). 

CHOP-B (Basic)

CHOP-B (Basic) is the first in the 3-part series of the CHOP certification. This phase provides participants with an in-depth dive into the NIAHO® standards, the ISO 9001 requirements and other standards and requirements. 

Focus points include: 

  • Understanding the PE section of the NIAHO standards 
  • Understanding the ISO 9001:2015 requirements 
  • Understanding NFPA 101 and NFPA 99

CHOP-A (Advanced)

CHOP-A (Advanced) is the second in the 3-part series of the CHOP certification. This phase provides participants with an in-depth knowledge of the essential equipment found in hospitals. 

Focus points include: 

  • Review of hospital’s infrastructure to include equipment 
  • Understanding the functions and use of the hospital equipment 
  • Review of requirements surrounding hospital equipment 
  • Understanding how to navigate NFPA
  • Infection Prevention/Control
  • Alternative Life Safety Measures

CHOP-E (Executive)

In Development: CHOP-E (Executive) is the third in the 3-part series of the CHOP certification. This phase provides the participants with an in depth look into how the hospital’s facilities department and other support services departments are managed. 

Focus points include: 

  • Creating proposals for work 
  • Construction management 
  • Blue print reading 
  • Budgeting 
  • Contract negotiations

Recertify CHOP Certification

How do I renew my certification? 

• Option 1: Track your CE credits by completing your CE Attestation and documenting 40 contact hours over the 3-year certification period. Pay the renewal fee and submit your attestation to chopcertifications@dnv.com. Once DNV has verified all fees are paid and submitted CEU’s are reviewed to satisfy the recertification requirement, a CHOP Certificate renewal will be electronically submitted to the email address on file no later than 30 days following verification. The cost for renewal is $149. 

• Option 2: In lieu of the 40 CE credits, you can opt to retake the CHOP exam. This option will allow you to renew your CHOP B Certification by paying the renewal fee ($149.00) and retaking and passing the CHOP B exam ($199.00).  Once the exam has been completed with a passing score, a CHOP Certificate renewal will be electronically submitted to the email address on file no later than 30 days following verification. The total fee for the renewal and the exam is $348.00.

If you would like to renew your certification, please email chopcertifications@dnv.com for the payment links. 

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Do I need to provide documentation along with the application for renewal?
    • You are not required to submit documentation. However, if you are audited DNV will contact you asking for supporting documentation. 
  • Can I renew and submit my application after the expiration date?
    • You can submit your certification renewal up to 30 days after your expiration date with a $50 late fee. However, you cannot submit CEUs you earned during this 30-day extended grace period. If you do not submit your renewal by the end of the 30-days, you will have to retake and successfully pass the exam to reinstate your credential. 
  • How much is the renewal fee? 
    • $149 with 40 contact hours over the 3-year certification period. 
    • $199 without 40 contact hours (testing fee) plus an additional $149 (renewal fee) 
    • Additional $50 if renewing within 30 days after your expiration date.

Duration:

3 Days

CHOP Certification is an "individual" Certification designed for Operations Professionals working in the healthcare environment. The Certified Healthcare Operations Professional (CHOP) certification is a three phase program designed to provide participants with an in depth knowledge of the physical environment requirements, equipment and operations of today’s highly complicated hospitals. Each phase of the CHOP certification requires 3 days of classroom training followed by an exam. Participants start by taking the CHOP Basic (CHOP-B) and progress to the CHOP Advanced (CHOP-A) and finish with the CHOP Executive (CHOP-E). 

CHOP-B (Basic)

CHOP-B (Basic) is the first in the 3-part series of the CHOP certification. This phase provides participants with an in-depth dive into the NIAHO® standards, the ISO 9001 requirements and other standards and requirements. 

Focus points include: 

  • Understanding the PE section of the NIAHO standards 
  • Understanding the ISO 9001:2015 requirements 
  • Understanding NFPA 101 and NFPA 99

CHOP-A (Advanced)

CHOP-A (Advanced) is the second in the 3-part series of the CHOP certification. This phase provides participants with an in-depth knowledge of the essential equipment found in hospitals. 

Focus points include: 

  • Review of hospital’s infrastructure to include equipment 
  • Understanding the functions and use of the hospital equipment 
  • Review of requirements surrounding hospital equipment 
  • Understanding how to navigate NFPA
  • Infection Prevention/Control
  • Alternative Life Safety Measures

CHOP-E (Executive)

In Development: CHOP-E (Executive) is the third in the 3-part series of the CHOP certification. This phase provides the participants with an in depth look into how the hospital’s facilities department and other support services departments are managed. 

Focus points include: 

  • Creating proposals for work 
  • Construction management 
  • Blue print reading 
  • Budgeting 
  • Contract negotiations

Recertify CHOP Certification

How do I renew my certification? 

• Option 1: Track your CE credits by completing your CE Attestation and documenting 40 contact hours over the 3-year certification period. Pay the renewal fee and submit your attestation to chopcertifications@dnv.com. Once DNV has verified all fees are paid and submitted CEU’s are reviewed to satisfy the recertification requirement, a CHOP Certificate renewal will be electronically submitted to the email address on file no later than 30 days following verification. The cost for renewal is $149. 

• Option 2: In lieu of the 40 CE credits, you can opt to retake the CHOP exam. This option will allow you to renew your CHOP B Certification by paying the renewal fee ($149.00) and retaking and passing the CHOP B exam ($199.00).  Once the exam has been completed with a passing score, a CHOP Certificate renewal will be electronically submitted to the email address on file no later than 30 days following verification. The total fee for the renewal and the exam is $348.00.

If you would like to renew your certification, please email chopcertifications@dnv.com for the payment links. 

Frequently Asked Questions

  • Do I need to provide documentation along with the application for renewal?
    • You are not required to submit documentation. However, if you are audited DNV will contact you asking for supporting documentation. 
  • Can I renew and submit my application after the expiration date?
    • You can submit your certification renewal up to 30 days after your expiration date with a $50 late fee. However, you cannot submit CEUs you earned during this 30-day extended grace period. If you do not submit your renewal by the end of the 30-days, you will have to retake and successfully pass the exam to reinstate your credential. 
  • How much is the renewal fee? 
    • $149 with 40 contact hours over the 3-year certification period. 
    • $199 without 40 contact hours (testing fee) plus an additional $149 (renewal fee) 
    • Additional $50 if renewing within 30 days after your expiration date.