Certified Environmental Services Technician (CEST)
Understanding the critical role of infection control and prevention in the EVS department.
This is a full certification course that requires the student to pass an exam and will require up to 6 hours to fully grasp the course material. Upon passing, a certificate will be available for download.
“One well-trained, conscientious housekeeper,
given the right tools and enough time to do their job,
will prevent more disease than a room full of doctors can cure.”
2009 Darrel Hicks
J. Darrel Hicks, BA, Master REH, CHESP, Certificate of Mastery in Infection Prevention (for Environmental Services Professionals). He began his career in the management of hospital housekeeping services in 1981 and has retired from his role as the Director of Environmental Services at a 500-bed, award-winning hospital in the United States. As an affiliate of the Academy of Cleaning Excellence, Hicks directs the EVS Technician education and certification program. At the successful completion of this internet-based, 6-module, self-paced educational program the participant will receive a certificate validating their knowledge. They will have become a Certified Environmental Services Tech (CEST). Darrel is accredited as an official ISSA Cleaning Industry Standard Certification Trainer and Certified as an EXPERT TRAINER.