|Conditions for Decertification
A Diplomate has failed to maintain their certification when any of the following conditions occur:
|Process||When a Diplomate fails to maintain their certification, ABIH sends a written notice of expiration to the person’s current postal mailing address. ABIH publishes the names of persons whose certification has expired or has been revoked.|
|Appeals & Reactivation
Decertification decisions can be appealed following the Certification Appeals Procedure.
Except for an ethics-related decertification, a person formerly certified may pursue reactivation.
It is considered unethical conduct for a person to advertise himself/herself as an ABIH Diplomate, CIH®, CAIH®, Certified Industrial Hygienist®, Certified Associate Industrial Hygienist® if the person:
ABIH reserves the right and does take legal action when a non-certified person is found to be advertising himself/herself as an ABIH Diplomate.