The Certified Healthcare Information Security Leader (CHISL) is a Strategic Executive who demonstrates dynamic, forward-thinking leadership with technical proficiency and tactical knowledge. Above all else, the CHISL is a Communicator both externally and internally to the organization. They lead networks of people managing the protection of networks on which the healthcare industry depends to deliver safe and efficient care. Each CHISL contributes to the overall protection of the Healthcare Infrastructure. The CHISL exam evaluates the prospect across the following Success Factors divided into 7 Domains of Knowledge.

Who is Eligible to participate in the CHISL program?

To participate in the CHISL program an individual must be a current AEHIS member in good standing. Once an individual meets the requirements of membership and becomes a member of AEHIS they are eligible to enter the CHISL program.

CHISL Candidate Requirements

  • Be an active AEHIS member
  • Complete a short application for program eligability 
  • Possess a baccalaureate degree or be enrolled in a baccalaureate program
  • Complete the program enrollment form with program enrollment fee of $649 (This fee includes;
  • CHISL application, study materials, practice exam and exam fees)
  • Complete the CHISL program application here 

Program enrollment is active for 6 months.

The CHISL Exam will need to be completed within those 6 months


The CHISL examination consists of 125 multiple choice questions, including scenario-based and independent questions. The examination will be taken without the aid of study guides or other resources. The exam must be completed within 2.5 hours. The CHISL examination is offered at CHIME in-person events and online remote.  Because the CHISL examination is designed to test one's experiance rather than recall, it is important to note that there are not any teaching compents in program enrollment.

Exam Study Materials

Upon enrollment into the CHISL program you will receive a link to the CHISL exam study materials. These materials include the CHISL reading materials divided by domain, a CHISL practice exam and the CHISL blueprint.

CHISL certification status requirements:

  • Successfully pass the Certified Healthcare Information Security Leader (CHISL) examination
  • Have minimum three years of professional experience in a qualified healthcare information security position or equivalent role within the past six years*
  • Complete *25 qualifying Continuing Education Units (CEUs) within the 24 months prior or 12 months after enrolling in the program (see CEU tab for additional information)
    • Minimum half (12.5) coming from CHIME/AEHIS related events
  • Attest to uphold the CHIME Professional Standards of Conduct

To maintain/renew your CHISL & CHISL-Eligible status:

  • Continue your AEHIS membership in good standing.
  • Complete 45 hours of Continuing Education Units (CEUs), of which 50% must be CHIME/AEHIS activities*+
  • Submit renewal/maintenance fee of $199
  • Adhere to the CHIME Professional Standards of Conduct

*In lieu of submitting CEUs, one may sit for the CHISL exam. If you have completed at least 80% of your CEUs within three years, you may apply for a six-month extension to complete the remaining credits.

CHIME is responsible to its members, candidates and the profession for ensuring the integrity of all certification programs. As part of the application process, all candidates must agree to the Certification Professional Standards of Conduct.

An individual pursuing the desired certification credential are to uphold the following professional standards of this program:

  • Be truthful in all communications related to the application
  • Abide by the rules and regulations for taking the examination
  • Do not participate in activities that may be unethical or jeopardize the integrity of the exam or violate an honest assessment
  • Abide by the eligibility rules and regulations governing the program
  • An individual awarded the desired certification credential agrees to conduct himself/herself in an ethical and professional manner. Certified individuals agree to uphold the following professional standards of this program:

  • Conduct professional activities with honesty, integrity and respect that reflects well on the program
  • Uphold the image of the CHCIO, CHISL, or CDH through positive interaction with others
  • Be truthful and timely in all communication as it relates to the renewal of the credential
  • Accurately report time spent on professional development activities
  • Do not falsify documents
  • Abide by the eligibility rules and regulations governing the program
  • Avoid conflicts of interest
  • Do not participate in activities that may degrade the credibility of a peer
  • Honor professional confidences
  • Do not misrepresent the credential if not eligible for recertification
  • Individuals found to be in violation of these standards may have their credential revoked and/or renewal denied. Some violations may be considered grounds for revoking CHIME or CHIME Foundation membership. Such cases will be forwarded to the governing committee for further review.

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