Have you ever considered earning your CHIS or taking the leap from Level 1 to Level 2? The CHIS Learning Plan is a great resource that utilizes NNLM’s many online learning opportunities for library staff to earn a Consumer Health Information Specialization Level 1 or 2 within a short amount of time.
And remember, NNLM SEA sponsors the CHIS application fee for Level 1 or Level 2 for our members, including renewals!
What is CHIS?
CHIS stands for Consumer Health Information Specialization, a program by the Medical Library Association (MLA). CHIS is recognition for the accomplishment of acquiring new health information skills through training about providing health information services to consumers.
NNLM provides free, online training in support of CHIS, and can sponsor your CHIS application or renewal fee, making this specialization completely free to you.
Once you’ve completed 12 credits of training per guidelines below, simply fill out this form to get your CHIS application fee sponsored by NNLM. Any library staff member or library student in the U.S. interested in providing health information to the public is eligible for sponsorship.
Why Get CHIS?
Library workers know the value of accurate information. Enhance and expand your skills with evidence-based knowledge and resources that will make you a confident, expert provider of health information to your community. CHIS shows employers, colleagues, and the public that you are committed to offering quality consumer health information services, and to staying current with consumer health information resources, technologies, and services.
CHIS Accelerated Learning Plan
For a detailed plan on available courses, download the CHIS Learning Plan.