Taking Certification to Another Level


The ASPHP is pleased to announce a new Certification https://asphp.org/certification/ in safe patient handling and mobility.  The Certified Safe Patient Handling Clinician (CSPHC) designation will provide recognition for licensed caregivers coordinating or supporting SPHM practices “at the bedside” for their organization.  Licensed professionals such as RNs, OTs, PTs, PAs and others seeking distinction for their SPHM expertise may be interested in pursuing this credential.

Achieving the CSPHC credentialing is a two-step process:  first, acceptance of an application portfolio documenting the required experience and education; second, completion of an examination with a passing score.  Further assistance with questions and/or in-depth guidance is available through the Certification mentorship program.

The first 15 applicants meeting the application requirements for the Certified Safe Patient Handling Clinician credential will be granted “grandfather” status and will be awarded the CSPHC credential provided they participate in the CSPHC examination validation process.   The validation process entails that the first 15 awarded CSPHC to complete the examination process.   Regardless of the examination outcome, the first 15 awarded CSPHC applicants will remain credentialed, provided they continue meeting the maintenance & renewal requirements of the credential.

CSPHC Application  – IMPORTANT NOTES: The application period opens October 1, 2017. Download the application from below.

CSPHC Application Form – please download the form and save on your hard drive before completing the application.

Check back on this website for updates, including when you may submit your portfolio for review. Question?  Please contact: Patti Wawzyniecki, pwawzyniecki@hovermatt.com or Kelsey McCoskey, kelsey.l.mccoskey.civ@mail.mil

FREE WEBINAR – SPHM Certification Process – Everything you Need to Know about Applying for Certification through the ASPHP.

This free webinar, hosted by the ASPHP Certification Team, reviewed the requirements and application process for the three different levels of SPHM certification, including the new “Clinical” (“C”) certification for licensed professionals. Using the “C” application as their example, panelists went through each section and clarify the criteria, qualifications and documentation for each section on the application. Our goal is for attendees to have a clear understanding of how to successfully complete and submit their application portfolio. Reminder: applications for the “C” will be accepted beginning October 1, 2017. Download PowerPoint SPHM Certification Process Sept 2017 here.

Link to view the webinar.

There is recognized value for both the certificant and the organization in SPHM certification. According to the 2016 AON WC Barometer, the average cost of claims for systems where more than 25 percent of staff are certified is significantly lower ($4,200 vs. $7,300). 1

This is the only SPHM certification currently available. It is recognized by Magnet and the VA and known to OSHA as evidence of “experience and credential of the person(s) responsible for administering the system” that OSHA is required to evaluate.

1) The 2016 Aon Health Care Workers Compensation Barometer, 3rd Edition, Aon plc.