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.
|ABIH Approved Activity||CM Points||Acceptable Record
|ACGIH Co-op Book Review||0.5 pt/review||Participation letter|
|AIHce Session Arranger*||0.5 pt/session||Conference brochure|
Editor or Reviewer of a peer-reviewed journal article, column^ or book chapter
|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|
|Pro-bono activity +||0.5 pt for each 40 hrs||Participation letter, or time/task tracking log|
|Eligible If Completed Before 2011|
|Writing one ROH essay question||2 pts/question||Participation letter|
|Grading ROH exams||1 pt/year||Participation letter|
|Submitting acceptable questions for the CSP, OHST and STS exams||1 pt/5 questions
Max. of 5 pts/yr
|Claim These Activities in Category 4 Only
|AIHA Synergist Test Series||12 hours for 12 exams||Completion certificate|
|JOEH Action Level participant||3 hours for each calendar quarter||Completion certificate|
|Workplace HR & Safety participant||3 hours for each 12 articles||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.
Professional certifications achieved initially during the current CM cycle and prior to December 31, 2014 are eligible for CM points as noted in the table below.
After December 31, 2014, the professional certifications can be claimed using the method described in the IH-Related Exams section of Category 7.
|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|
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.
- 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 CIH Exam Blueprint
- The Exam must be offered by an organization responsible for overseeing exam development and administration
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 firstname.lastname@example.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:||
|Mentoring Programs Approved by ABIH
|AIHA - All groups
Occupational Hygiene Association of Ontario (OHAO)
Trinidad State Colorado
University of Minnesota
University of Toronto – Dalla Lana School of Public Health