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Industry Certifications

The Alliance of Hazardous Materials Professionals (AHMP) educational programs support the following industry certifications:

Certified Hazardous Materials Manager® (CHMM)

Institute of Hazardous Materials Management (IHMM)

Organizations seek out CHMMs because they are uniquely qualified to manage, track, and secure hazardous materials in jobs involving the entire lifecycle of hazardous materials—writing regulations, requirements, and specifications; material design, production, storage, transport, recycling, and ultimate disposal; and environmental protection and remediation. CHMMs must meet minimum educational and years of service requirements, pass a certification exam, and maintain a minimum amount of continuing education.

 

     Recertification Requirement:
CHMMs must earn at least 200 Certification Maintenance Points (CMPs) during a 5-year period. 
Certified Hazardous Materials Practitioner® (CHMP)

Institute of Hazardous Materials Management

Organizations look to CHMPs as the front-line hazardous materials workers who can help them enhance their regulatory compliance, safety, and overall credibility of operations. CHMPs must meet a minimum years of service requirement or combination of education/years of service, pass a certification exam, and maintain a minimum amount of continuing education.

 

  Recertification Requirement:
CHMPs must earn at least 200 Certification Maintenance Points (CMPs) during a 5-year period.
Certified Dangerous Goods Professional® (CDGP)

Institute of Hazardous Materials Management

CDGPs are professionals who have the knowledge and skills appropriate for dealing with the transportation and security of hazardous materials/dangerous goods domestically and internationally, as well as transportation via land, rail, air, or sea. CDGPs must meet a minimum years of service requirement or combination of education/years of service, pass a certification exam, and maintain a minimum amount of continuing education.

 

  Recertification Requirement:
CDGPs must earn at least 200 Certification Maintenance Points (CMPs) during a 5-year period.
Certified Dangerous Goods Trainer® (CDGT)

Institute of Hazardous Materials Management

CDGTs have attained both the Certified Dangerous Goods Professional® (CDGP) certification and the Certified Environmental Trainer (CET) certification from the Board of Certified Safety Professionals. The CDGT certification demonstrates both technical knowledge and an understanding of the concepts and principles of instruction technology.

 

  Recertification Requirement:
CDGTs must earn at least 200 Certification Maintenance Points (CMPs) during a 5-year period.
Certified Safety Professional® (CSP)

Board of Certified Safety Professionals

CSPs are individuals engaged in professional-level safety duties, such as managing hazardous materials, assessing worksites, evaluating risks and hazard control measures, investigating incidents, maintaining and evaluating incident and loss records, and preparing emergency response plans. CSPs must meet minimum educational and years of service requirements, pass a certification exam, and maintain a minimum amount of continuing education.

 

  Recertification Requirement:
CSPs must earn at least 25 points during a 5-year period.
Certified Industrial Hygienist® (CIH)

American Board of Industrial Hygiene

CIHs have demonstrated a level of technical knowledge and skills in areas such as air sampling and instrumentation, analytical chemistry, basic science, biohazards, biostatistics and epidemiology, community exposure, engineering controls/ventilation, ergonomics, health risk analysis and hazard communication, IH program management, noise, non-engineering controls, radiation, thermal stressors, toxicology, and work environments and industrial processes. CIHs must meet minimum educational (including specific industrial hygiene credits) and years of service requirements, pass a certification exam, and maintain a minimum amount of continuing education.

  Recertification Requirement:
CIHs must earn at least 40 points during a 5-year period.

AHMPs educational opportunities can also be used maintain the certifications of other EHS&S credentials.

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