The Specialty in Cardiovascular Health & Diabetes is available only to those professionals holding a current and valid CCHW credential from RICB and who meet the experience and education requirement. The Specialty in Cardiovascular Health & Diabetes is not a credential but rather an addition to the CCHW credential that indicates the completion of specialized experience and education requirements.
The endorsement can be obtained at any time once the education requirement is met. The expiration date of the endorsement will be the same as the initial, qualifying credential. You must renew the endorsement with your qualifying credential to maintain it. Your endorsement will be added to your certificate of your qualifying credential.
For more in depth information on the requirements please review the downloadable application above.
Prerequisite: Applicants must hold a current, valid and in good standing CCHW.
Work Experience: Three (3) months of full-time experience or 500 hours of part-time experience working in the prevention and management of heart disease, stroke, hypertension, and diabetes.
Current Job Description: Copy of current job description, obtained from current employer, and which must be signed by both the applicant and their immediate supervisor.
Education/Training: 30 total hours of education/training including: 10 hours in heart disease, 10 hours in diabetes, and 10 hours in one or more of the domains.
CPR/AED training must also be documented.