Certified Safety and Health Manager (CSHM)
IHMM’s Certified Safety and Health Manager (CSHM®) credential recognizes knowledge of occupational safety and health plus a working knowledge of business and financial principles and assesses your understanding of hazard analysis, accident investigation, safety audits, workers comp, product safety, environmental laws, labor relations, and more.
The CSHM is the ultimate recognition for EHS professionals with knowledge and experience in safety management and general business principles. The CSHM is ideal for those who seek Executive positions within their organizations. Possessing the CSHM® helps employers demonstrate to suppliers, customers, and enforcement agencies that they excel at regulatory compliance and the management of workplace safety.
A candidate must meet all eligibility requirements before scheduling and taking their exam. These include (1) file an application; (2) transcript (upload a copy of your transcript/diploma if applicable to the application) (3) third-party employment verification, and (4) pay the application fee. Then pass the exam and pay the annual fee to be issued the credential. The following are the prerequisites…
- Baccalaurate degree (or higher) from an accredited college or university plus five years of qualified work experience or,
- ASHM designation plus two years of qualified work experience.
- Full-time professional safety and health management experience are acceptable. Requires position duties with 50% or greater safety and health management related activities.
Your official transcript or diploma must be uploaded to your application before it can be submitted. To find out whether a college in the U.S. is accredited, check with the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).
Degrees from foreign colleges or universities are acceptable if they are documented as equivalent to a BS/BA degree issued in the U.S.. Candidates with degrees from foreign colleges and universities must upload a copy of their statement of equivalency from a recognized evaluating agency. For a list of recognized agencies, see www.naces.org/members.htm. See our FAQ section for more information.
Relevant experience includes, but is not limited to, the following examples:
- Occupational safety and health regulations management and implementation in the workplace
- Conducting safety audits or product safety analysis
- Conducting hazard analysis and accident investigations
- Implementing and managing workplace safety programs, workers’ compensation risk mitigation, and working with labor laws
- Evidence of working knowledge of business and financial management principles
Pay the Application Fee
Pay the application fee. See below under Apply or Pay a Fee. There is also A fee for the test and, if you pass, an annual maintenance fee.