Certification Appeals Procedure

The American Board of Industrial Hygiene/ABIH is a nonprofit, professional credentialing organization that sponsors the administration of a rigorous practice-related, examination-based voluntary certification program in the field of industrial hygiene.  The purpose and goal of the ABIH is to assess and measure objectively the professional knowledge and understanding of practitioners engaged in the specialty of industrial hygiene.

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 ABIH Board of Directors and must pass the Comprehensive Practice examination.  In addition, all individuals certified by the ABIH must demonstrate an ongoing professional commitment to the field of industrial hygiene.

ABIH certification requirements and eligibility standards are applied fairly, impartially and consistent with applicable laws.  ABIH will not discriminate against any applicant or examinee on the basis of an unlawful reason and will grant certification without regard to an applicant’s or examinee’s membership or non-membership in any organization, association or other group.

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