Certification Appeals Procedure


In order to become certified as a Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH), each applicant must satisfy all educational, practice and other eligibility requirements established by the BGC Board of Directors and must pass the Comprehensive Practice examination.  In addition, all individuals certified by the BGC must demonstrate an ongoing professional commitment to the field of industrial hygiene by participating in the Certification Maintenance (CM) program.

BGC will evaluate all applicants, examinees, Diplomates and former Diplomates using the criteria set for CIH eligibility or certification and will not discriminate on the basis of race, creed, national origin, religion, age, disability, political affiliation, sex, sexual orientation, or marital, parental, military, or any other legally protected status. BGC requirements for eligibility, certification, recertification or reactivation are applied fairly, impartially and consistently in accordance with BGC policies and applicable laws.  BGC policies and programs for initial certification, recertification and reactivation will be administered without regard to individual membership or non-membership in any organization, association or other group. 

The BGC Certification Appeals Procedure will be used to resolve all certification appeal matters.