You might be preparing to take the comprehensive exam for the Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH), the Associate Safety Professional (ASP), the Certified Safety Professional (CSP), or the Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM) certification. You studied all the rubric topics, practiced with hundreds of sample exam questions, and memorized your flashcards. Now your exam date is looming and you might not feel ready. Having an exam day strategy can help reduce your stress.
Are you interested in earning your Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) certification? Do you know if you qualify? Do you know where to start?
The following steps will help you begin the process of earning and maintaining your CIH certification.
1. Know the certifying agency.
The American Board of Industrial Hygienists (ABIH) awards the CIH certification. (ABIH.org)
Would you like to pursue the Associate Safety Professional (ASP) or Certified Safety Professional (CSP) certification and don’t know where to start? We know it can seem daunting and you’re not even sure what the first step is. That’s okay. We understand. We’re here to help.
A common question I receive from Bowen EHS ASP/CSP class participants is: "when will I know I am ready to take the exam?" You don't want to wait too long because you want the course material to be fresh, yet you do not want to take it too soon, only to find that you're not ready. Here are some practical tips to help you make that decision for yourself:
You prepared for months, reviewed practice exam questions by the thousands, and you hope you’re prepared enough to take your ASP, CSP, CIH, or CHMM exam.
We often receive questions from our clients about other exam prep resources they are using to prepare for their EH&S certification exam. We know we have a great product, but it's not the only resource you can use for your exam prep.
Learning a new discipline or grasping a new concept isn't always easy for most of us. To really understand the new concept or idea, one must, well….. practice, practice and practice some more. There are a few things we can master the first time we are presented with the information, but most of the time, we must go through the material again and again and again. (And maybe some more.)
Some of our most popular and powerful exam resources are our Exam Logistics Forums. In them, you can post your impression of the certification exam, tips about how you prepared for the exam, resources you used to study, or about your experience at the testing center. We strongly encourage the use of these forums.
As you know, our instructors are here to help you prepare for and pass your certification exams. From teaching online courses to meeting you online during study sessions, to setting up personal encouragement phone calls, our instructors' main goal is to see you through passing your certification exam.
We're excited about our latest release of our Quiz Games apps for CIH, CHMM, and ASP-CSP exam prep. The updated free apps have a few new things to make study questions better and more comprehensive for you: embedded equations, formulas and images.
Bowen EHS is discontinuing our 4-day exam prep workshops effective October 1, 2017. Our last in-person workshop will be the CIH Exam Workshop taking place this September.
The Board of Certified Safety Professionals seeks to clarify the application process for candidates holding international degrees with a new page on their website.
The American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH) recently announced the list of new CIH certificate holders for 2016.
236 examinees passed the CIH exam. Woo Hoo! Way to go!
Once upon a time, there was an EHS (Environmental, Health, and Safety) Professional named Goldilocks.
Goldilocks worked for a shipping company. She was a valued member of the management team, and she was well respected by her co-workers.
You received this week’s study question and it doesn’t look right. The solution says the correct answer is C, but the explanation clearly states B should be the correct answer.
Many state that the CIH certification is the most prestigious certification in the EH&S industry. You may or may not believe this statement.
As of January 1, 2016, persons who hold either NEBOSH's (The National Examination Board in Occupational Safety and Health) National or International Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety may waive the Associate Safety Professional (ASP) examination and sit directly for the Certified Safety Professional (CSP) examination, if they meet all other requirements.
We frequently hear the question "what do I need to do become a CIH or a CSP or a CHMM?"
If you have asked this question, please continue reading. This post is for you.
This is an interesting question, especially around the career of occupational health and safety. I'm certain the meaning of a being a professional is as varied as the number of people that consider themselves professionals. However, there are probably a core set of values and ideas that resonate with the majority of professionals.