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,
|6 hours (1 pt) for 11 exams||Claimed in Cat. 4 or 7.||Completion certificate|
|AIHA Synergist Test Series,
|12 hours (2 pts) for 12 exams||Claimed only in Cat. 4||Completion certificate|
|AIHA Points for Podcast (P2)||3 hours (0.5 pt) for 7 exams
6 hours (1 pt) for 12 exams
|Claimed in Cat. 4 or 7||Completion certificate|
|Writing one ROH essay question, < 2010||2 pts/question||Participation letter|
|Grading ROH exams, < 2010||1 pt/year||Participation letter|
|JOEH Action Level participant, < 2010||3 hours (0.5 pt) for each calendar qrt||Claimed in Cat. 4 or 7.||Completion certificate|
|JOEH Action Level participant, > 2010||3 hours (0.5 pt) for each calendar qrt||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, < 2010||1 pt/5 questions
Max. of 5 pts/yr
|Pro-bono activity +||0.5 pt for each 40 hrs||Participation letter, or time/task tracking log|
Workplace HR & Safety participant, < 2009
|3 hours (0.5 pt for each 12 articles||Claimed in Cat. 4 or 7||Completion certificate|
|Workplace HR & Safety participant, > 2010||3 hours (0.5 pt 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.
Some professional certifications achieved during a CM cycle are eligible for CM points. ABIH awards 2.5 CM points/half day of written examination, maximum of 5 CM points. Recertifications are not eligible for Category 7 CM points.
All of the following criteria must be achieved. The Certification:
- is targeted to the professional level (not technician)
- is national/international in scope
- has eligibility requirements which include an educational component (i.e., at least a Bachelor's degree)
- has a written examination
- is related to the IH Rubrics
- is third-party accredited, e.g., Council of Engineering and Scientific Specialty Boards, or American National Standards Institute, or National Commission for Certifying Agencies
Reviewed certifications are as follows. Contact ABIH if your certification is not listed and you would like it to be reviewed. Any certification which has been reviewed but is not eligible for CM points is marked with a NE (i.e. Not Eligible).
|American Board of Preventive Medicine/Occupational Medicine||5|
|American Board of Toxicology - Diplomate||NE|
|American Council for Accredited Certification - certifications are not eligible except for CEIC and CMC.||NE|
|Associate in Risk Management||ARM||NE|
|Canadian Registered Safety Professional||CRSP||2.5|
|Certified Business Continuity Professional||NE|
|Certified Environmental, Safety & Health Trainer||CET||2.5|
|Certified Hazardous Materials Manager||CHMM||2.5|
|Certified Hazardous Materials Practitioner||CHMP||NE|
|Certified Healthcare Safety Professional||CHSP||NE|
|Certified Health Physicist||CHP||5|
|Certified Laser Safety Officer||CLSO||NE|
|Certified Mine Safety Professional||CMSP||NE|
|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|
|Chemical Hygiene Officer||NE|
|Council-Certified Indoor Environmental Consultant||CIEC||2.5|
|Council-Certified Microbial Consultant||CMC||2.5|
|Healthy Homes Specialist (from NEHA)||HHS||NE|
|Industrial Radiography Radiation Safety Personnel||IRRSP||2.5|
|IOSH Members (Graduate or Chartered)||NE|
|LEED Accredited Professional Certification||AP||NE|
|Project Management Professional (from PMI)||PMP||NE|
|Qualified Environmental Professional||QEP||5|
|Safety Trained Supervisor||STS||NE|
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 email@example.com, briefly describing how your mentoring activity meets each of the following criteria. Supoorting documents may be requested as part of the review process.
|Mentor Program Coordinator:||