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Certified Consultant Training: Acute Care Hospital & the Accreditation Process

Healthcare consultants have a new certification opportunity. Get an edge on the competition and be among the first consultants to become certified as an Accreditation Commission for Health Care Acute Care Hospital Certified Consultant. After successful completion, you will be included in the ACHC Certified Consultants database.

How This Training Adds Value for You and Your Clients

  • Hit the ground running with current ACHC-accredited hospitals, and get the tools you need to help new hospitals attain ACHC Accreditation successfully.
  • Attain an in-depth knowledge of the latest ACHC Acute Care Hospital Standards.
  • Get insights to help your clients avoid the most frequently cited deficiencies.
  • Learn which citations escalate to condition-level or immediate jeopardy-level findings.
  • Understand the ACHC survey process, including our educational and collaborative approach, to ready your clients for the ACHC experience.

Important Dates

  • June 1: Access to training materials begins.
  • June 7: Early Bird Pricing Ends. Get $100 with Promo Code EarlyBird100.
  • June 16: Registration ends.
  • June 29: First Live Session.

Three Training Options to Meet Your Needs

Access to training materials begins June 1. Be sure to register by June 16 to secure your spot in the Live Sessions. Each option will include a session about Emergency Management.

Option 1

Life Safety & Physical Environment

Live Sessions

June 29

July 31

Option 2


Live Sessions

June 29

July 31

August 31

Option 3

Clinical/Administrative, Life Safety & Physical Environment

Live Sessions

June 29

July 31

August 31

Training Designed for Your Busy Schedule

Here’s how it works:
Receive the pre-recorded presentations one month before the live session.
• Review the material at your leisure during that month.
• Attend the live sessions to review the material and ask your questions.
• Take an assessment after each live session.

Why Become Certified?

ACHC Certified Consultants are industry experts who help their customers prepare for and maintain ACHC Accreditation. If you wish to provide the best possible experience to your customers and learn the most up-to-date information about the ACHC Accreditation process, join us at our upcoming training.

Who Are the Presenters?

The presenters are all members of the ACHC team. They have deep knowledge of the ACHC Acute Care Hospital Standards as well as years of experience working in hospital settings.

Richard Parker, MBA, CHFM, FACHE, FASHE
Associate Director, Life Safety & Physical Environment
Julie Vandenbark, MLS, BSN, RN
Standards Interpretation Specialist
Tiffany Thompson, DNPc, RN
Standards Interpretation Specialist

Targeted Resources and Qualified Expertise

  • During the live-session Q&As, access to the expertise of our Standards Interpretation Team and Life Safety Expert to get a better understanding of how they interpret findings.
  • Permanent access to the training presentations and slides to use as ongoing resources.
  • Complimentary digital edition of the Accreditation Requirements for Acute Care Hospitals Standards Manual.
  • Complimentary Acute Care Hospital Ready to Review Tool to assist in survey preparedness for the life safety and clinical portions of the survey. This resource includes documentation that supports each chapter of standards and lists items that the survey team will review while on site.

We’re Ready to Assist Today!

If you have questions about the Certified Consultant Training program or need help with registration, we’re here to help. Contact us at customerservice@achcu.com, or call (919) 228-6559.