CM By Exam

In lieu of submitting a CM Worksheet, a CIH® may take the exam during the three exam periods immediately preceding their certification expiration date (on the paper certificate).  Successful examination earns 40 CM points in Category 6 and the CIH is recertified. A CM Worksheet does not need to be submitted.

To be eligible to sit for the exam (for CM), the CIH must:

  • Be currently certified in the Comprehensive Practice of industrial hygiene
  • Be in good standing with BGC™ (i.e., current on fees and no ethics complaints)
  • Have completed at least two hours of ethics training during their CM cycle
  • Have not participated in an ABIH-sponsored Item Writing Workshop within the previous three years
  • Submit the CM By Exam Request Form
  • Pay the examination fee
Exam Windows

CIHs can only take the exam during the normal exam windows of April-May and October-November. CIHs are not held to the deadline dates for new Applicants: February 1 and August 1.

CAIH & Aspects
Since the Aspects examinations and CAIH® examinations have been discontinued, maintaining certification by taking these exams is no longer an option. Diplomates could apply for the comprehensive exam if their current work experience qualifies.