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Consumer Health Information Specialization Program: Levels
The Consumer Health Information Specialization Program is divided into three levels of participation. The Level I Non Health Sciences Librarians (Level I-NHSL) and Level I Health Sciences Librarian (Level I-HSL) specializations are for those who desire a basic familiarity with consumer health information resources. Level I requires completion of twelve contact hours in at least three courses in separate areas of knowledge.
The Level II specialization is for those who wish to gain additional training in consumer health information. This more advanced level of specialization requires completion of twenty-four contact hours in at least four courses in separate areas of knowledge.
Each level has been assigned a required number of MLA-approved CHIS hours, which must accompany the application. Level I participants must have eight of the required twelve hours in MLA-approved coursework. Participants seeking the Level II specialization must have eighteen of the twenty-four required hours in MLA-approved coursework.