7. Other



ONLY the following activities have been approved for Category 7 CM points.

Diplomates are advised to contact ABIH if they have an activity that should be considered.

Activity CM Points Comments Acceptable Records
ACGIH Co-op Book Review 0.5 pt/review   Participation letter
AIHce Session Arranger* 0.5 pt/session   Conference brochure
AIHA Synergist Test Series 12 hours for 12 exams Claimed only in Cat. 4 Completion certificate
Writing one ROH essay question 2 pts/question Eligible only before 2011 Participation letter
Grading ROH exams 1 pt/year Eligible only before 2011 Participation letter
JOEH Action Level participant 3 hours for each calendar quarter Claimed only in Cat. 4 Completion certificate
Peer-reviewed journal article reviewer, or book chapter editor or reviewer 0.5 pt/review   Participation letter
Peer-reviewed journal column editor^ 0.5 pt/review   Participation letter
Submitting acceptable questions for the CIH exam 1 pt/5 questions
Max. of 5 pts/yr
  Participation letter from Exam Manager
Submitting acceptable questions for the CSP, OHST and STS exams 1 pt/5 questions
Max. of 5 pts/yr
Eligible only before 2011 Participation letter
Pro-bono activity + 0.5 pt for each 40 hrs   Participation letter, or time/task tracking log
Workplace HR & Safety participant 3 hours for each 12 articles Claimed only in Cat. 4 Completion certificate

* AIHce session moderators are not eligible for Category 7 pts. If the Moderator presents as part of the session, the presentation may be eligible in Category 5.

^ Peer-reviewed journals must be related to the IH rubrics. Diplomates can contact ABIH to ensure that their journal will be acceptable for Category 7 points.

+IH performed as a community service not as part of a regular job, for continuing education or for pay, e.g., work at disaster sites, local emergency training, Science Fairs, OHTA efforts. Several activities may be added together to total 40 hours (cumulative) during a CM cycle.

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Other Professional Certifications

Until December 31, 2014, the following professional certifications initially achieved during a CM cycle are eligible for CM points.

After December 31, 2014, the following professional certifications can be claimed in the IH-Related Exams section of Category 7.

Certification Abr. CM Pts
American Board of Preventive Medicine/Occupational Medicine   5
Canadian Registered Safety Professional CRSP 2.5
Certified Environmental, Safety & Health Trainer CET 2.5
Certified Hazardous Materials Manager CHMM 2.5
Certified Health Physicist CHP 5
Certified Professional Ergonomist CPE 5
Certified Professional Environmental Auditor CPEA 5
Certified Professional Environmental Auditor-Management System CPEA-MS 2.5
Certified Safety and Health Manager CSHM 2.5
Certified Safety Professional CSP 5
Council-Certified Indoor Environmental Consultant CIEC 2.5
Council-Certified Microbial Consultant CMC 2.5
Industrial Radiography Radiation Safety Personnel IRRSP 2.5
Qualified Environmental Professional QEP 5


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IH-Related Exams

Exams that meet the following Eligibility Criteria can be claimed for 0.167 point per hour of exam. CM Credit is based on the maximum allowed time for the exam, not the actual time that it takes, e.g., a 3 hour exam completed in 2 hours is still worth 0.5 CM point.

CM credit can be claimed each time the exam is passed.

Eligibility Criteria:

  • The exam is stand alone, which means that it is independent of an exam preparation class or workshop where the exam is administered as part of the learning objectives. Note - the time for exams that IS part of an educational activity can be claimed in Category 4 - Education.
  • The Exam must be at least 1 hour in length
  • >50% of the exam content must align to the IH Rubrics or the IH Job Analysis
  • The Exam must be offered by an organization responsible for overseeing exam development and administration

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Mentor to other IH professionals = 1 point/yr for each Mentee (6 hr minimum)

Maximum of 5 points per CM cycle.

A formal Mentoring program must be pre-approved by ABIH. To request approval, send an email to abih@abih.org, briefly describing how your mentoring activity meets each of the following criteria. Supporting documents may be requested as part of the review process.

Mentor Program Coordinator:
  • Documents mentoring program including: program objectives; Mentor training requirements (if any), time tracking and assessment means; and, administrative procedures.
  • Formally evaluates mentoring activity.
  • Provides evidence (e.g., certificate or letter) of mentoring program completion.
  • Relationship (to the Mentee) cannot be part of normal job responsibilities.
  • Must keep track of mentoring time.
  • Mentoring scope must include but is not limited to the IH rubrics.

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