Reactivation

 

People who were previously certified may want to pursue reactivation.

When a former Diplomate is reactivated, ABIH will issue a new certificate, certification letter and will publish the person’s name on the public portion of the ABIH web site.

The Diplomate's previous certification number will be reassigned only if the reactivation request is approved before the expiration date of the most recently issued (but now invalid) ABIH certificate. The paper certifiate expiration date is five months after the end of the previous CM cycle.

Reactivation Options

If you decertified And you want to reactivate You may do so by
For any reason except an ethics sanction At any time Examination* if you:

  • submit the CM By Exam form. (Must be a former CIH certified in the Comprehensive Practice of industrial hygiene).
  • complete at least 2 hours of ethics training within the previous 60 months
  • pay re-application & examination fees
By Voluntary Surrender Before your cycle ends
  • Submitting a written request
  • Paying the annual fees
  < 5 months after your cycle ends
  • Submitting an acceptable worksheet for the previous CM cycle. Use a CMW from the ABIH Document Library.
  • Paying the current annual fees and late CM worksheet fee (if due)
  > 5 months after your cycle ends
By failing to submit an acceptable worksheet < 12 months after the end of the cycle
  • Submitting a worksheet for the previous CM cycle. Use a CMW from the ABIH Document Library.
  • Including proof-of-participation records to support that the minimum CM requirements were achieved.
  • After a successful CM audit, paying any unpaid annual fees, late annual fees, a late CM worksheet fee, and reinstatement charge equal to the re­application and exam fees.
Failing to pay annual fees Before your cycle ends
  • Submitting a written request
  • Paying the current annual fee plus all back fees
  After the cycle ends
  • Submitting an acceptable worksheet for the previous 60 months. Contact ABIH for a "Reactivation CM Worksheet"
  • Paying the current annual fee, all back fees, and a worksheet reactivation fee

* Since the Aspects and CAIH examinations have been discontinued, reactivation by exam is not available. These Diplomates must qualify to take the Comprehensive Practice examination by providing a Re-application form, Supervisor's PRQ covering the last 2 years, and pay the fees (re-application fee and the examination) in effect at the time of the request.