Unauthorized Use of BGC Credentials


BGC has a procedure for challenging individuals who claim to hold a BGC credential but are not certified by ABIH and are not eligible to use the Certified Industrial Hygienist/CIH designations or Certified Associate Industrial Hygienist/CAIH designations.

Only qualified individuals who pass the BGC examination and meet other requirements for certification may claim to be certified by BGC and use the designations “Certified Industrial Hygienist”, “CIH”, “Certified Associate Industrial Hygienist” or “CAIH” so long as their certification has not expired or been revoked.  These certification marks are registered with the U.S. Patent and Trademark Office and are to be used only when authorized by the Board for Global EHS Credentialing.™

The following is a listing of individuals where there was sufficient evidence of unauthorized use of the above designations and those individuals had control over or knowledge of the misuse.

A permanent record of unauthorized use is maintained in the BGC™ office in Lansing, Michigan.  Individual names will appear on this public listing for a period of three years.

Name Location(s)
Hall, Norman Illinois and Washington
Farhan Jalani, Mohammed Singapore