CHAP accreditation helps home medical equipment providers deliver superior quality service. 

Home Medical Equipment

Home medical equipment (HME) and Durable Medical Equipment, Prosthetics, Orthotics, and Supplies (DMEPOS) suppliers provide equipment, supplies and services to people to use in recovery, rehabilitation and/or management of chronic conditions. Their patients and clients depend on superior quality products and services, which are as varied as the patients they serve.  

Such products and services include respiratory and sleep therapy equipment, complex rehabilitation supplies, tools for asthma treatment, continuous passive motion devices, hospital beds, external infusion pumps, wheelchairs and diabetic shoes, to name a few. 

CHAP’s standards for home medical equipment providers include teaching customers to set up and safely operate the equipment.  

As a partner in accreditation, CHAP provides the tools and resources home medical equipment providers need to deliver the best patient care. 

Who should apply for accreditation?

Any home medical equipment supplier that provides services directly to patients or clients. Licensing requirements for home medical equipment suppliers vary by state. If you’re unsure about licensing requirements for accreditation, check here before applying.

What are the costs?

Costs for accreditation vary depending on the type of services you provide and the number of locations where you provide them. CHAP accreditation for all services is valid for a three-year period. Costs are billed in two interest-free installments.


How do I apply for accreditation?

There are only seven steps for CHAP accreditation, from the initial application to full accreditation. Get started now in CHAP LinQ.


Where do I go for help?

If you need support as you fill out your application, check our frequently asked questions about the accreditation process or send us an email — we’ll be in touch within 24 hours.