Certifications

NAHTM and Impact Training Corporation (ITC) partnered in 2003 to provide a national certification for Healthcare Transporters.  They worked together to shape ITC’s curriculum/model to reflect the competencies and standards to achieve NAHTM’s national standards for proficiency.  As of 2021, 701 Transporters from hospitals around the country have achieved national certification.  NAHTM and ITC continue to work together to achieve, implement, and expand national certification for Healthcare Transporters.  A pathway to implementing the Certified Healthcare for Transporters (CHT) curriculum lies in a NAHTM member or others from your hospital enrolling and earning the CHT Instructor credential.  Should you want more information about CHT, you may want to contact Impact Training for details such as their next scheduled two-day Virtual CHT Instructor Training.  Reach Ruthann Walsh and Jorie Kennedy, ITC Principals, at ImpactTr@comcast.net or 912.844.0007.

What is a Level 1 CHT Instructor?

A  Level 1 Instructor is a hospital-based transport manager, or hospital trainer, who has successfully completed the 2-day ITC training session.

What is a Level II CHT Instructor?

A  Level II Instructor trains Level I CHT Instructors. This individual has met all the criteria established by CHT for Level II Instructor status.

CERTIFICATION/RECERTIFICATION

CHT Instructors can complete the certification application to finalize certification at the completion of Transport staff training program.  Certification fee is $30 per person and must be paid in full prior certificate being issued.

  • To request certification for Transport Staff:
    • Complete the certification application template on this page and return via email (instructions on the form).
    • Payment options include payment by check (instructions on the form), or via credit card.
    • To pay certification fee by credit card via secure Stripe link, click link, update the number of certifications you wish to pay for, and process payment. https://buy.stripe.com/3cs7t62d44zkeQ07sw

CHT Instructors can complete the recertification for any Transporter with expiring certification. Re-certification fee is $20 per person, and must be paid in full prior to certificate being issued.

  • To request recertification of Transport Staff:
    • Complete the recertification application template on this page and return via email (instructions on form).
    • Payment options include payment by check (instructions on form) or via credit card.
    • To pay recertification fee by credit card via secure Stripe link, click link, update the number of recertifications you wish to pay for, and process the payment. https://buy.stripe.com/7sI14I8Bs8PA0Za005

To request invoice for certification or recertification, email nahtmconference@gmail.com

Program Testimonial:

Hello, my name is Nick Van Slate and I am the Coordinator/Educator of patient equipment transport services at Kootenai Health.  I have been a Certified healthcare Transport Instructor through ITC and a member of NAHTM for the past four years.  During that time, I have instructed four separate Certified healthcare Transport (CHT) classes resulting in 15 CHT graduates.

The CHT program we run targets exemplary transporters and gives them an opportunity to learn and grow to the next level in their current occupation.  The program has dramatically increased the productivity, confidence, and skills of our graduate employees.  It has also been a huge aid in staff retention as our graduates receive both a raise and new designation.  We look forward to continued partnership with NAHTM and ITC as we continue to pursue the CHT certification credential for every member of our transport team.  Pictures of one of our recent CHT graduates follow.