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Maintaining the Integrity of EHS Certification Exams

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Some of our most popular and powerful exam resources are our Exam Logistics Forums. In them, you can post your impression of the certification exam, tips about how you prepared for the exam, resources you used to study, or about your experience at the testing center. We strongly encourage the use of these forums.

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100% Pass Rate - 2017 Spring ASP Online Review

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We completed our survey process for the 2017 Spring ASP Online Review course. 90 days after the course end date, we determined the participants who completed the course and asked them to participate in a short survey.

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Am I Ready To Take My Exam?

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A common question I receive from Bowen EHS ASP/CSP class participants is: "when will I know I am ready to take the exam?" You don't want to wait too long because you want the course material to be fresh, yet you do not want to take it too soon, only to find that you're not ready. Here are some practical tips to help you make that decision for yourself:

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Updated Apps to Help You Study Right

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We're excited about our latest release of our Quiz Games apps for CIH, CHMM, and ASP-CSP exam prep. The updated free apps have a few new things to make study questions better and more comprehensive for you: embedded equations, formulas and images.

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Last Bowen EHS Workshop to take place September 2017

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Bowen EHS is discontinuing our 4-day exam prep workshops effective October 1, 2017. Our last in-person workshop will be the CIH Exam Workshop taking place this September.

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8 Reasons You Might Not Pass Your EHS Certification Exam

8 Reasons You Might Not Pass Your EHS Certification Exam

You prepared for months, reviewed practice exam questions by the thousands, and you hope you’re prepared enough to take your ASP, CSP, CIH, or CHMM exam.

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Prepare To Pass Without A Perfect Score

Prepare To Pass Without A Perfect Score

I mentor lots of people preparing to pass their EH&S certification exam. Some folks are working toward a safety certification, including the Associate Safety Professional (ASP) and the Certified Safety Professional (CSP).

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88% Pass Rate - Spring 2017 CSP Online Review

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We completed our survey process for the Spring 2017 CSP Online Review course. 90 days after the course end date, we determined the participants who completed the course and asked them to participate in a short survey.

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Repetition, repetition, repetition, rep….

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Learning a new discipline or grasping a new concept isn't always easy for most of us. To really understand the new concept or idea, one must, well….. practice, practice and practice some more.  There are a few things we can master the first time we are presented with the information, but most of the time, we must go through the material again and again and again. (And maybe some more.)

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ASSE to become ASSP

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Have you heard? The American Society of Safety Engineers (ASSE) will become the American Society of Safety Professionals (ASSP) in 2018.

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How Russ Passed The CSP Exam

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As you know, our instructors are here to help you prepare for and pass your certification exams. From teaching online courses to meeting you online during study sessions, to setting up personal encouragement phone calls, our instructors' main goal is to see you through passing your certification exam.

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94% Pass Rate - Spring 2017 ASP-CSP Online Review

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We completed our survey process for the 2017 Spring ASP/CSP Online Review course. 90 days after the course end date, we determined the participants who completed the course and asked them to participate in a short survey.

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64% CIH Pass Rate - Spring 2017 Results

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We completed our survey process for the Spring 2017 CIH Online Review course. 90 days after the course end date, we determined the participants who completed the course and asked them to participate in a short survey.

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BCSP's New Webpage for Applicants with International Degrees

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The Board of Certified Safety Professionals seeks to clarify the application process for candidates holding international degrees with a new page on their website.

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85% CSP Pass Rate - Fall 2016 Results

85% CSP Pass Rate - Fall 2016 Results

We completed our survey process for the 2016 Fall CSP Online Review course. 90 days after the course end date, we determined the participants who completed the course and asked them to participate in a short survey.

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95% ASP/CSP Pass Rate - Fall 2016 Results

95% ASP/CSP Pass Rate - Fall 2016 Results

We completed our survey process for the 2016 Fall ASP/CSP Online Review course. 90 days after the course end date, we determined the participants who completed the course and asked them to participate in a short survey.

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80% CHMM Pass Rate - Summer 2016 Results

80% CHMM Pass Rate - Summer 2016 Results

We completed the survey process for our Summer 2016 CHMM Online Review course. 90 days after the course end date, we determined the participants who completed the course and asked them to participate in a short survey.

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New 2016 CIH Diplomates Use Bowen EHS Materials for Exam Prep

New 2016 CIH Diplomates Use Bowen EHS Materials for Exam Prep

The American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH) recently announced the list of new CIH certificate holders for 2016.
(abih.org/about-abih/new-cihs)

236 examinees passed the CIH exam. Woo Hoo! Way to go!

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Slay The Certification Uncertainty Dragon

Slay The Certification Uncertainty Dragon

Passing the CIH, the ASP, the CSP, or the CHMM exam is a valiant quest filled with hardship and uncertainty.

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Safety In A New Office

Safety In A New Office

Moving takes place in several phases. Beyond the packing and unpacking, there are subtleties like where to put your lava lamp and which room offers the best lighting for that Elvis picture you inherited from your Uncle Albert.

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82% CSP Pass Rate - Spring 2016 Results

82% CSP Pass Rate - Spring 2016 Results

We completed our survey process for the Spring 2016 CSP Online Review course. 90 days after the course end date, we determined the participants who completed the course and asked them to participate in a short survey.

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Certification: You're Worth It!

Certification: You're Worth It!

I get it. We all do. You feel run down with the stresses of everyday life. You don't have time for one more thing that's going to take up hours in your day.

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Customer Service: "The Bowen Way"

Customer Service: "The Bowen Way"

At Bowen EHS, we believe our clients are most successful when connected to a supportive learning community.  One of the major components to this success is great customer care and service.

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Goldilocks and the Certification Review Course

Goldilocks and the Certification Review Course

Once upon a time, there was an EHS (Environmental, Health, and Safety) Professional named Goldilocks. 

Goldilocks worked for a shipping company.  She was a valued member of the management team, and she was well respected by her co-workers. 

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It's Not Just A Course, It's What Happens Afterwards

It's Not Just A Course, It's What Happens Afterwards

Okay.

I am ready.

I am going to do it.

I am going to take the exam.

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Keeping Up With The BCSP

Keeping Up With The BCSP

Bowen EHS is constantly striving to keep our review courses and material updated and relevant to the current certification exam blueprints.

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72% ASP Pass Rate - Winter 2016 Course Results

72% ASP Pass Rate - Winter 2016 Course Results

We completed our survey process for the Winter 2016 ASP Online Review course. 90 days after the course end date, we determined the participants who completed the course and asked them to participate in a short survey.

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Study Questions: The Good, The Bad, and The Imperfect

Study Questions: The Good, The Bad, and The Imperfect

You received this week’s study question and it doesn’t look right. The solution says the correct answer is C, but the explanation clearly states B should be the correct answer.

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86% CIH Pass Rate - Spring 2016 Course Results

86% CIH Pass Rate - Spring 2016 Course Results

We completed our survey process for the Spring 2016 CIH Online Review course. 90 days after the course end date, we determined the participants who completed the course and asked them to participate in a short survey.

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It’s not just the new car smell!

It’s not just the new car smell!

I bought a new car in December. It is a 2016 Subaru Outback and I am still pretty excited about it.

I decided to get the premium package with the automatic hatch lift and heated seats.

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BCSP Releases Annual Report

BCSP Releases Annual Report

The BCSP reports more than 6,000 BCSP certifications were achieved by SH&E practitioners in 2015. Along with an increase in certifications, applications submitted to the BCSP also peaked.

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The Value of the CIH Certification - Told by Certified Industrial Hygienists

The Value of the CIH Certification - Told by Certified Industrial Hygienists

Many state that the CIH certification is the most prestigious certification in the EH&S industry. You may or may not believe this statement.

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Reduce Exam Day Stress With These Tips

Reduce Exam Day Stress With These Tips

You set your exam date. You studied, took the self-assessment exam, not once but twice, and quizzed yourself with all of the exam prep questions you could find.

Now exam day is only a week away. Yikes!

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Am I Eligible to Take the Exam?

Am I Eligible to Take the Exam?

We get this question quite often and our honest answer is “We don’t know.” We are honored that some of our clients believe we are the certifying body for some EH&S certifications, especially those we have exam prep courses for.

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You Are NOT Guaranteed to Pass!

You Are NOT Guaranteed to Pass!

Benjamin Franklin once said, “In this world nothing can be said to be certain, except death and taxes.”

We are often asked “If I take your review course, am I guaranteed to pass the exam?” Our short answer is “No.”

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BCSP and NEBOSH Sign Memorandum

BCSP and NEBOSH Sign Memorandum

As of January 1, 2016, persons who hold either NEBOSH's (The National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health) National or International Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety may waive the Associate Safety Professional (ASP) examination and sit directly for the Certified Safety Professional (CSP) examination, if they meet all other requirements. 

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Why Some Vows Need To Be Broken

Why Some Vows Need To Be Broken

Early in my safety and health career, I sat for the CIH and CSP as soon as I was qualified. After passing, I made a vow to myself that I would do whatever it takes to never have to sit for those exams again. 

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New CSP Blueprint to go into Effect in 2016

New CSP Blueprint to go into Effect in 2016

The Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) recently announced the release of a new Certified Safety Professional (CSP) blueprint.

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What is a professional in the field of environmental, health and safety?

What is a professional in the field of environmental, health and safety?

We frequently hear the question "what do I need to do become a CIH or a CSP or a CHMM?"

If you have asked this question, please continue reading. This post is for you.

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What does it mean to be a professional?

What does it mean to be a professional?

This is an interesting question, especially around the career of occupational health and safety.  I'm certain the meaning of a being a professional is as varied as the number of people that consider themselves professionals.  However, there are probably a core set of values and ideas that resonate with the majority of professionals.

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