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One of the most frequently asked questions from those who are considering pursuing the Certified Industrial Hygienist® (CIH®) credential or preparing for the examination is what resources and references have Diplomats found useful in the past? This information can be extremely beneficial before taking the 5 1/2 hour written exam which consists of 200 multiple choice questions designed to assess the knowledge and skills required to function as a certified practitioner in the field.
While the American Board of Industrial Hygiene® (ABIH®) does not endorse specific references or study aids, it has compiled a list of those items named by previous examinees who passed the examination.
References most cited included:
- Fundamentals of Industrial Hygiene, National Safety Council - ACGIH
- The Occupational Environment: Its Evaluation, Control, and Management, AIHA
- The TLV/BEI Booklet, ACGIH
Other study resources commonly noted included:
- The Industrial Hygiene Reference and Study Guide, AIHA
- Industrial-Occupational Hygiene Calculations, A Professional Reference, 2nd Edition, James H. Stewart, et. al.
- CIHprep V9.0 Certified Industrial Hygiene Professional Certification Training, Datachem Software
- CIH Review Course Materials
Examinees also noted more specialized references which focus on specific rubrics, such as:
- Industrial Ventilation: A Manual of Recommended Practice, ACGIH
- Toxicology Principles for the Industrial Hygienist, AIHA
- Recognition of Health Hazards in Industry: A Review of Materials and Processes, ACGIH
"Recognizing the resources and references that have been cited by those who successfully completed the CIH examination can be useful information for those preparing to take the exam during the upcoming spring or fall exam periods," said Nicole Greeson, CIH, Chair of the American Board of Industrial Hygiene. "This information, along with a list of training and review courses that were also cited in surveys of past examinees, can be found at the ABIH website."
To see the complete list of resources along with those publications recommended, please visit: http://abih.org/become-certified/prepare-exam.
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 6800 people are certified to use the CIH designation.
Source: ABIH Webwire February 17, 2015
To purchase many of the ABIH recommended resources, visit The Bowen Learning Network Bookstore.
Implementation of IHMM's new Annual Certification Maintenance Fee Policy will soon become effective. Starting March 1st, 2015, IHMM will begin the decertification process of certificants whose Annual Certification Maintenance Fee has been in arrears for 12 or more months. Certificants who become decertified will have to restart the certification process and will receive a
new credential number once certified again. A former certificant can start the process of regaining his or her credential by contacting Madison Bridner, Certification Manager at 301-984-8969 ext. 19,
Why do I have to pay my Annual Certification Maintenance Fee?
As stated in the 2013 summer volume of IHMM Today, "A candidate's payment of their Annual Certification Maintenance Fees ensures that IHMM has the necessary financial resources to
maintain member records, that the certification continues to remain current with the latest developments in the industry, and enables the organization to continue to be a functional, dynamic
entity far into the future in support of its members."
Learn more about the IHMM's policy >>>
For those industrial hygiene professionals that have made 2015 the year that they plan to take their careers to the next level by becoming a Certified Industrial Hygienist® (CIH®), an important date is coming up. Applicants for the CIH program have until February 1st to submit their completed applications in order to be eligible to take the spring examination.
In addition to submitting a completed application form, those applying are reminded to also have the following documents and forms successfully submitted by the February 1st deadline:
- College or University Degree Transcripts
- IH Related Course Documentation
- Work Experience Documentation
- Professional Reference Questionnaires
The Spring Exam window is April 1 through May 31, 2015. See upcoming Bowen EHSSM CIH Exam Prep Courses >>>
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The Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) has updated the ASP certification exam blueprint for 2015. This is webinar #3 in our "ASP Blueprint" Webinar series. Join Michael Edens, CIH, CSP, CHMM, as he presents the fundamentals of workplace violence, security, and fleet safety as they relate to individuals who plan to take the new ASP examination.
This live webinar is a 1 hour lecture and 30 minutes of Q&A.
Join us March 11, 2015 at 2:00 pm ET USA
The Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) has updated the ASP certification exam blueprint for 2015. This is webinar #2 in our "ASP Blueprint" Webinar series. Join Michael Edens, CIH, CSP, CHMM, as he reviews the environmental aspects as they relate to the new ASP exam. Topics include hazardous waste management, water quality, and air quality.
With the BCSP's announcement that the Associate Safety Professional® will be a separate certification with a new blueprint, Bowen EHS is working diligently in bridging the gap between the old and new ASP exams for our upcoming courses.
We are developing a "New ASP Blueprint" webinar series covering the changes along with reviewing the additional topics that clients have not received in our current class format. This webinar series will begin in January 2015 with an introduction to the blueprint changes. As with all of our webinars, the "New ASP Blueprint" webinar series is available to all premium members of the Bowen EHSSM Member Center at no additional charge.
The first of three live webinars, "Preparing for the 2015 ASP Exam Webinar 1: Exam Changes, Ergonomics, and Biohazards" will take place January 7, 2015 at 2:00pm ET. Learn more or sign up here.
As always, we are committed to help you achieve success on your certification exam.
~The Bowen EHS Team
The Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) has updated the ASP certification exam blueprint for 2015. In the first of three "New ASP Blueprint" webinars, Colleen Eubanks, Senior Instructor, will describe the revised ASP exam and explain Bowen EHS's plan to address these changes. A comparison of the 2014 and 2015 exam domains will also be covered along with the details on the changes in ergonomics and biohazards.
This webinar is a 1 hour lecture and 30 minutes of Q&A.