CCHEST Test Review
The Council on Certification of Health, Environmental and Safety Technologists (CCHEST) exam program was developed and is overseen by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP). The CCHEST program includes a few different exams.
The Occupational Health and Safety Technologist/Certified Loss Control Specialist (OHST/CLCS) exam consists of 200 multiple-choice questions, and takes about four hours to complete. This CCHEST exam covers the following subject areas: worksite assessment (34% of the exam); hazard control and loss prevention (31%); verification (17%); division planning and emergency response (14%); and professional responsibility (4%).
The Construction Health and Safety Technician (CHST) exam consists of 200 multiple-choice questions, and usually takes about four hours to complete. This CCHEST exam covers the following subject areas: program management (29%); worksite auditing (40%); training (27%); and professional responsibility (4%). The CCHEST offers three different exams for certification as a Safety Trained Supervisor (STS): Construction, General Industry and Petrochemical. Each of these exams consists of 100 multiple-choice questions and takes approximately two hours to complete.
All of the CCHEST exams are administered via computer, and your unofficial score report will appear on-screen immediately upon completion of the exam. The unofficial score report only indicates whether you have passed the exam and earned certification. After approximately three weeks, a detailed official score report will be mailed to you.
Last Updated: 03/01/2017