Next month, the Certified Industrial Hygienist® spring exam window for successful applicants looking to take their industrial hygiene careers to the next level gets underway. The CIH® exam is administered by the American Board of Industrial Hygiene® (ABIH®) and takes place from April 1st until May 31st.
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 dates. Those sitting for the exam will encounter 180 questions that cover an individual’s knowledge and skills across the broad general practice of industrial hygiene. Subject areas include:
· Air Sampling & Instrumentation
· Analytical Chemistry
· Basic Science
· Biostatistics & Epidemiology
· Community Exposure
· Engineering Controls/Ventilation
· Health Risk Analysis & Hazard Communication
· IH Program Management
· Non-Engineering Controls
· Radiation – Ionizing and Non-ionizing
· Thermal Stressors
· Work Environments & Industrial Processes
ABIH® offers two exam windows each year: April-May and October-November. For those who missed the February 1st deadline to become eligible for the spring exam window, the deadline to submit completed applications for the 2018 Fall Exam is August 1st.
All of the requirements and the process for those interested in pursuing CIH® certification are clearly defined in the Candidate Handbook, a downloadable document that can be found at the ABIH® website: http://abih.org/sites/default/files/Candidate%20Handbook%20Jan2018.pdf
To learn more about the American Board of Industrial Hygiene®, the Certified Industrial Hygienist® credential, 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 organization for certifying professionals in the practice of industrial hygiene. ABIH® is the premier credentialing body responsible for ensuring high-quality certification including education, experience, examination, certification maintenance, and ethics enforcement. Currently, more than 6900 people in 32 countries are certified to use the CIH® credential.