Lansing, MI, December 1st, 2014 -- For those industrial hygiene professionals who want to take their career to the next level, an important date is just two months away. February 1st is the deadline to submit a completed application to be eligible to take the spring 2015 CIH examination.
Each year, the American Board of Industrial Hygiene® (ABIH®) offers two exam windows: April-May and October-November. Successful applicants who have been approved to take the exam and have paid their exam fee can schedule to take the CIH exam anytime within those timeframes. The allotted time for the exam, which consists of 200 items, is 5.5 hours with an optional break between the two sections of the exam. ABIH has contracted with Prometric Testing to provide convenient exam locations throughout the United States, Canada and in many countries across the globe.
“Becoming a CIH is one New Year’s resolution that will provide professional benefits for years to come,” said Tracy Parsons, CIH, Administrative Program Manager at the American Board of Industrial Hygiene. “We encourage those planning to take the spring exam to submit their completed application soon. For those who are unable to sit for the exam in April or May, the application due date for the fall 2015 CIH exam is August 1st.”
ABIH provides those interested in the CIH program with a clear path to success. An overview of the process and a simple self-assessment tool is provided on the ABIH web site: www.abih.org/become-certified. More detailed information regarding the application process and all of the requirements have been clearly defined in a downloadable document. The Candidate Handbook discusses everything from academic and experience requirements to the application process, fees and examination information. To view the ABIH’s Candidate Handbook, please visit: www.abih.org/become-certified/candidate-handbook
To learn more about the American Board of Industrial Hygiene, Certified Industrial Hygienist program or to locate a CIH to perform industrial hygiene services, please visit www.ABIH.org, email abih@ABIH.org or call (517) 321-2638.
About the American Board of Industrial Hygiene
Since 1960, ABIH, a not-for-profit corporation, has been the world's largest, premier organization for certifying professionals in the practice of industrial hygiene. ABIH is responsible for ensuring high-quality certification including education, experience, examination, certification maintenance and ethics enforcement. Currently, more than 6700 people are certified to use the CIH designation.