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Managing a healthcare facility is a big job. These professionals must be skilled in areas as diverse as administration, grounds keeping and facility management. Job responsibilities could include code compliance, maintenance and operations, and managing finances. They’ll need to understand HVAC, electrical and plumbing systems, and be comfortable handling budgets and soliciting bids from vendors.

This isn’t a job that just anyone can do. That’s why professionals take the Certified Healthcare Facility Manager exam, a test administered by the American Hospital Association Certification Center. The test helps assess a candidate’s readiness to work in healthcare facility management. What’s on this difficult test? What study tools are available to help candidates prepare? Let’s take a look.

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How many questions are on the Certified Healthcare Manager exam?

There are 110 multiple-choice questions on the exam. Of those, 100 questions are scored and 10 are not.

How much time do I have to complete the exam?

Candidates have two hours to complete the test.

What are the eligibility requirements for candidates who want to take the test?

Candidates must meet one of these three criteria:

  • Hold a bachelor’s degree plus three years’ experience in associated engineering, three years in a healthcare setting, and three years in a healthcare setting as a manager, supervisor or administrator.
  • Hold an associate degree plus five years in associated engineering, with three of those years in a healthcare setting. Five years in a healthcare setting as a manager, supervisor or administrator.
  • High school diploma or equivalent plus seven years in associated engineering experience, three years of which must have been in a healthcare setting; and including Five years in a healthcare setting as a manager, supervisor or administrator.

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Where can I take the Certified Healthcare Manager exam?

The American Hospital Association Certification Center has contracted with a vendor to deliver the exam by computer at one of its more than 200 testing centers across the United States. Candidates can also take the exam at certain conferences or meetings. Candidates may take the test at 9 a.m. or 1:30 p.m. Monday through Saturday, excluding some holidays.

What is the test fee?

Candidates who are a member of the American Society for Healthcare Engineering or other American Hospital Association membership group pay $275. Nonmembers pay $425.

What’s on the test?

In general, candidates can except questions in three cognitive levels — Recall, Application and Analysis. There are five content areas:

  • Compliance contains 25 items.
  • Planning, design, and construction has 18 items.
  • Maintenance and operations contain 28 items.
  • Finance has 15 items.
  • Administration has 14 items.

What is the rescheduling policy for the Certified Healthcare Manager exam?

Candidates may reschedule an exam once at no charge. A candidate may reschedule a second time but will pay a $100 rescheduling fee.

What type of identification should I bring on test day?

Candidates should bring their test confirmation notice on the day of the exam. Additionally, candidates must bring two forms of identification. A current, valid, government issued ID, such as a driver’s license or state identification card with a photograph, are examples of acceptable primary ID. Secondary forms of identification must contain the candidate’s name and signature. A social security card and employment IDs can be used.

What items are prohibited from being brought into the test room?

There’s an easy way to remember the prohibited items list — don’t bring electronics or personal belongings into the testing center. That include certain clothing items, like hats and coats. Don’t bring any electronics, like mobile phones. You’re not allowed to bring your own pencils into the test room; candidates will receive pencils at check-in.

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Can I bring my own calculator?

Yes, provided it’s a nonprogrammable calculator.

How is the Certified Healthcare Manager exam scored?

The test is scored pass/fail. Candidates who take the test via computer will generally receive their results before leaving the test center.

This is the career I’ve always wanted. What are the best test preparation materials I can get?

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