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Spring Exam Period Begins Next Week for Industrial Hygiene Professionals Seeking CIH® Certification

Source: Cochrane & Associates, LLC

The spring exam window for approved candidates working towards the Certified Industrial Hygienist® (CIH®) credential begins on April 1st.

Lansing, MI, March 25th, 2019 -- The spring exam window for industrial hygiene professionals looking to take their careers to the next level begins next week on April 1st. The CIH® exam is administered by the American Board of Industrial Hygiene® (ABIH®) and approved candidates have until the last day of May to take the exam.


ABIH® offers two exam windows each year: April-May and October-November. 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. Those taking the exam will encounter 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

·                     Biohazards

·                     Biostatistics & Epidemiology

·                     Community Exposure

·                     Engineering Controls/Ventilation

·                     Ergonomics

·                     Health Risk Analysis & Hazard Communication

·                     IH Program Management

·                     Noise

·                     Non-Engineering Controls

·                     Radiation – Ionizing and Non-ionizing

·                     Thermal Stressors

·                     Toxicology

·                     Work Environments & Industrial Processes


ABIH® has contracted with Prometric to provide exam locations throughout the United States, Canada, and in many other countries across the globe. Candidates for the exam will need their identification number listed in the Authorization to Test Letter that they received to obtain their examination appointment. Prometric offers two ways to schedule the examination, online at, and by phone at (800) 800-1123. International candidates should check the Prometric website for country specific telephone numbers at


“Industrial hygienists who missed the February 1st deadline to become eligible for the spring exam window have another opportunity this year to pursue the CIH® credential by applying to take the exam during the fall window,” said Dirk Yamamoto, PhD, CIH® and Chair of ABIH®. “The deadline to submit completed applications is August 1st and we suggest applying early, in case there are shortfalls in your application that need additional attention. For those taking the exam this year, we wish you the best in your pursuit of the profession’s preeminent credential.”


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 or email For information about the Qualified Environmental Professional (QEP®) credential or Environmental Professional In-Training (EPI) designation, visit or email Please call (517) 321-2638 for questions about ABIH® or its credentials and designations.


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. ABIH® also administers the Qualified Environmental Professional (QEP®) credential for established environmental practitioners and the Environmental Professional In-Training (EPI) designation for early-career practitioners. Currently, more than 7,600 people around the world hold the CIH® credential, QEP® credential, or EPI designation.