Lansing, MI -- February 1st was the deadline for Applicants to submit a completed application to become eligible for the 2016 CIH® Spring Exam window. The next opportunity for industrial hygiene practitioners to take the exam will be in the Fall of 2016.
The 2016 CIH® Fall Exam window runs from October 1st through November 30th, which is the last opportunity this year to take the exam. A completed application, due by August 1st, is required to be eligible to sit for the test.
The following information must be received by the August deadline to be considered as an Applicant:
- Application Forms and Fees
- College or University Degree Transcripts (International Degrees may require extra steps)
- IH Related Courses Documentation Form
- Work Experience Documentation
- Professional References Questionnaires
Once everything has been received and processed, Applicants will be notified if they are now approved Candidates for the Fall Exam. Candidates are then encouraged to begin looking into scheduling their exam appointment through Prometric Testing Centers and paying the exam fees. Prometric has testing facilities that are available worldwide, but exam slots can fill up fast.
“We encourage those planning to take the Fall Exam to submit their completed applications soon to ensure that all requirements are met before the August 1st deadline,” said Susan Ripple, CIH® and Chair of ABIH®. “Those who pass the Fall Exam will join more than 6,800 industrial hygiene practitioners who have earned the distinction of belonging to an elite group of professionals known as Certified Industrial Hygienists. This internationally recognized certification provides acknowledgment of one’s professional standing and career advancement opportunities in companies, institutions and government agencies across the globe.”
All of the requirements and the process for those interested in pursuing CIH® certification have been clearly defined in the Candidate Handbook. The downloadable document discusses everything from academic and experience requirements to the application process, fees and examination information. It can be found here.