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Women in Healthcare Security Network


WIHS Scholarship Program


As a member or champion of the WIHSN, you are eligible for the KP contract's scholarship program. Please view below to see the opportunities available.

Note: there are a limited number of scholarships awarded per year. Applying for a scholarship does not guarantee you'll receive it. This program is volunteer-based and does not offer compensation for your time.  

Certification Courses Available


The Basic level of training for Healthcare Security and Safety Officers is an introductory program in healthcare security and safety. Some of the topics included in the Basic course are defining security's role within a healthcare organization, communicating effectively throughout the organization, using technology on a security assignment, and managing high-risk situations and areas. Learn more.  



The Advanced level of training and certification builds upon the knowledge gained in the Basic level to more advanced topics. The Course addresses a more advanced level of security responsibilities in healthcare organizations including making security and safety decisions, communicating effectively throughout the organization, and defining and clarifying security's role within your healthcare organizations. Learn more.


The Supervisor level of training and certifications builds upon the knowledge gained in both the Basic and Advanced program and is intended for healthcare security professionals with some level of supervisory responsibilities. The course addresses supervisor level security responsibilities in healthcare organizations including: establishing policies, processes and procedures, selecting and managing employees, mitigating risks, managing security events, and making informed decisions. Learn more. ​

Certified Healthcare Protection Administrator (CHPA)


The CHPA certification is targeted to management level and above healthcare security professionals who met established standards of practice and demonstrate and understanding of the knowledge needed to perform in the role as defined by the Commission on Certification. Learn more by accessing the CHPA candidate handbook.

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LinkedIn Learning Subscription


LinkedIn Learning Year Subscription: LinkedIn Learning is an online educational platform that helps you discover and develop business, technology-related, and creative skills through expert-led course videos.

With more than 5,000 courses and personalized recommendations, you can discover, complete, and track courses related to your field and interests.

how to apply

  1. Review the eligibility criteria for the program and confirm your eligibility.

  2. Submit your WIHS Network scholarship application and include your essay.

Only completed applications with all required supporting materials that are received by the published deadline will be considered by the Scholarship Selection Committee.

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