The Association of Safe Patient Handling Professionals (ASPHP) is pleased to have an agreement with the Moving and Handling Association of New Zealand (MHANZ) through which access to the ASPHP Certification Program has been made possible. There is power in numbers and we are hopeful that this partnership works to strengthen the international message of the importance of safe handling practices of patients. Working together we will augment each other’s efforts to fortify the practices that prevent caregiver injury while improving patient outcomes.

Members of the MHANZ that are interested in earning a Certified Safe Patient Handling credential must, at the same time as their initial application, verify that membership in writing from the MHANZ. In addition, they must remit a fee which provides them a discounted membership to the ASPHP. The ASPHP membership provides:

  • Lower rates for the CSPHP (Professional) and CSPHA (Associate) applications
  • Lower rates for future maintenance and renewal of CSPHP and CSPHA credentials
  • Discounted fees for all educational offerings, including monthly webinars

The applications for certification must be completed and forwarded to the ASPHP as per instruction on our website. We suggest that all applicants review the documents on the site (www.asphp.org/certification) which are posted to provide general information and process procedures. You will find a checklist included in the application documents which will guide you in application submission.

Links for online applications:

  • International CSPHA & Membership Application ($115/year) – associate
  • International CSPHP & Membership Application ($240/year) – professional

When the application and fee have both been received, the application will be distributed to the evaluation team for review. Please allow 30-45 days from receipt for the review to be completed and results forwarded. Note that the team may also request additional information during this time period. We offer a Certification Mentoring Program, to assist applicants through this process. Please visit our website for more information.

Together we can make a difference in the acknowledgement of safe patient handling in the profession. Please feel free to contact us if you need any further assistance.

Best Regards,
Annie Wiest