5. Teaching & Presenting


Point Limits: No Minimums, Maximum = 20 points/CM cycle

If you teach or present IH and the presentation is then you can claim
A live, peer-reviewed* presentation at a National or International Conference

> 20 minutes

1 pt – Presenter
0.5 pt - Co-Author (non-presenter)
All other live events outside your organization

> 15 but

< 60 minutes

0.25 pt

> 60 minutes

0.33 pt/hour
A static poster (i.e., non-speaking) at a National or International Conference  A poster 0.5 pt – Primary Author
Asynchronous classes via distance learning

> 1 hr

0.17 pt/hr
As part of a consulting practice See below 0 pts

* Peer-reviewed means that the work was subjected to a knowledgeable peer(s) who has authority to accept, edit, or reject the work. Evaluation criteria are usually transparent, having rigor and discipline so that objectivity is maintained.

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Acceptable Topics

The topic must be IH or IH-related which means that it aligns to the IH Rubrics or the CIH Exam Blueprint.

Other topics may be accepted but the Diplomate should contact ABIH if there is any question about the subject.

CM credit for teaching an IH-related academic class (that is not part of your job responsibilities) can be claimed at a rate of 15 hours of teaching credit per academic semester credit hour. (10 hours if on the quarter-hour system).

Double-Dipping Diplomates should avoid claiming CM credit when both presenting (Category 5) and participating (Category 4) at the same event.

ABIH® has not established specifications in this area but as rule of thumb, the Diplomate may claim both Category 4 and 5 credit if the presentation time is < 15% of the total participation time (e.g., 1 hour teaching during a 6 hour class).

Consultants are not eligible for Category 5 points when the teaching or presentation is part of a service offered in a consulting practice. Generally, this means that the Diplomate:

  • consults as their primary job, and
  • was compensated, and
  • solicited^ the audience to purchase a product or service related to the presentation (without identifying competition)

^ Inclusion of the consulting firm name on the slides is acceptable

Poster Sessions A poster with a speaking author is treated as a "presentation" and subject to the rules above. A static poster (without a speaking author) at a National or International conference is worth 0.5 CM point.

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Diplomate records must be consistent with the dates and activities listed on the CM worksheet. If the teaching or presentation cannot be verified, the Diplomate should not list the item on the worksheet.

Acceptable records include but are not limited to:

  • Evidence in the form of an agenda, schedule or proceedings showing name, topics, dates and times
  • Sponsor acknowledgement indicating length and topic of the presentation

Diplomates should retain records until after a recertification decision has been made.

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