Client Feedback: CIH Exam Courses

We love getting honest feedback from our clients. In addition to letting us know how we are doing, they let us know what worked or didn't work for them while preparing for their CIH exam.

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RS

November 14, 2019
I received a preliminary pass on the CIH exam! The Bowen course, practice quizzes and tests, and resources were great tools that I used to help me study. Well worth the investment. Thank you!!

JH

November 7, 2019
Happy to share with you my preliminary pass. Thank you all and Russ for the help in preparing - this forum was a good tool. To pay it back here are a few things that may help: 1) if there is a topic Russ “reviewed” that you don’t have experience with, it might be good to seek out extra training in that area; 2) Don’t let questions on the exam that you’ve not studied shake you up. There will be things you didn’t review - expect it and don’t let it impede your testing ability on other questions; 3) Study big-picture items that make you a good industrial hygienist; 4) pay attention to where the practice problems came from in the quiz bank and study there!

KH

November 4, 2019
Thank you very much!! Your course was really and truly invaluable. My biggest worry when facing the task of preparing for the exam was not knowing where to focus my efforts, how best to study for it, and how in-depth I needed to go with the various rubrics. The prep course helped navigate all of those issues and I think it made me much more effective with my time than if I had waded into this solo. The study sessions were also so very helpful!! Thank you toyou and your amazing team for the resources you've pulled together. I'll be recommending your course to anyone in my professional circle considering challenging the exam.

JT

October 19, 2019
I received a preliminary pass on the CIH exam. I took the most recent Bowen CIH exam prep class in preparation for this exam. It helped me identify areas where my knowledge base was weak, so I could concentrate my studies in those areas. I also passed the CSP exam in August. The resources available for premium members helped me to be successful in both exams. I recommend that on test day, you focus on being well-rested and as relaxed as you can. I had a full night's rest and took a long shower before leaving my house. I had a small breakfast and took a large bottle of water with me to the testing center. The water was for the mid-exam break period. I would’ve brought a small snack if I thought I wouldn’t be done by lunchtime. I wasn’t anxious before the exam because the worst-case scenario is you don’t pass and you’ll get a breakdown on what rubric you were lacking. That would help you focus your studies for the next attempt. Best of luck on your attempts and don’t give up!

TM

May 30, 2019
Thank you so much, Russ!!!!! To say this [passing the CIH exam] is a relief is a huge understatement! This could not have been possible without your guidance. Your advice helped me so much!!!! Funny thing is that going through the exam, it felt so much more different this time. It was like a light bulb moment happened. I was reading the questions and it all just made sense. As I was doing a bit of self-reflection, I couldn’t believe how I had missed some key details on the very same questions previously. I don’t know what happened, but I’m glad it’s done. I have met a goal and I am a better person for it. This journey has definitely taught me a lesson in perseverance!! So I have managed to set yet another goal, and that is to successfully pass the CSP. But before I do that, I’m taking a few weeks off and enjoying some much-needed beach time. Thank you again Russ!! You have no idea how much you have helped me achieve this goal!!!! I look forward to seeing you or listening to you in the future!!! Take care!!

KP

May 24, 2019
I took my exam this morning, and I'm happy to have received a preliminary pass on my first try. Many thanks and appreciation to Russ, Rustin, and the team at Bowen EHS for putting together a very insightful and comprehensive review course for this exam. Your course (especially the study question vault) gave me a lot more confidence going into this! I think the best strategy that worked for me was to study a little every day (1-2 hours) for the past 4-5 months instead of cramming information in huge time blocks, reading the recommended literature from the first or second lecture, and definitely having a bowl of oatmeal for breakfast (Thanks for the tip Russ!). Thanks again and good luck to those taking this exam!   

TV

May 24, 2019
Thank you so much, Russell, Rustin and everyone who gave advice for taking the exam. This was a great course to prepare me. This was my first attempt, and I think what really helped was considering everyone's advice who had passed. What I did was develop a study plan, and stuck to it. I made it a priority for the last 6 months in my life, but did take planned breaks for family and fun! I reviewed the lectures, and even recorded myself and listened to them when I was traveling, etc. The practice exams and calculations were extremely helpful I think. I practiced until the calculations were easy, and I was doing the 50 question practice exam daily for about a month before the exam, with consistent scores in the 90s by the last few weeks...even got 100 a couple of times! Good luck to everyone still working toward it, your efforts are worth it!

SM

May 24, 2019
Thanks Russ,I will be recommending your prep course to everyone looking to take the exam. You have built an excellent program. I quickly went from totally intimidated of the calculations to still intimidated but much less so. And although I didn't expect to do as well as I did, I probably got 80% of the calculations correct without anything more than your course.

CT

April 17, 2019
I am very happy to report that I have passed the CIH exam on my first attempt. I took the Bowen CIH online course and concentrated my studying mainly on the provided course material (class slides + notes), study questions (even if I had the right answer I would look up at the answer provided for a complete explanation) and practice quizzes (all of them - several times) - all I wanted was a pass not admittance in med school ;-)  Thank you Bowen EHS Team!

CB

December 1, 2018
I received a different screen today than in the past "Preliminary Pass"!!! When I took the exam in the spring statistically I was within a couple of questions so that stung pretty good. I had attempted the exam on two previous attempts but hadn't really made good progress until attending the CIH review Russ and his team put together last spring. The value of studying for the CIH exam is honing on our craft; whether I passed the CIH or not, each time I attempted it the preparation provided a deeper and wider understanding that I was able to use in the profession.

JG

November 26, 2018
Russ and Staff,  As others have said eloquently, I will say simply; thank you! A well-planned review course based on the pillars of learning is a remarkable example of a true mentor. You and your support staff are truly amazing and should be proud of the services provided to further careers of professionals around the world. Thank you for assisting and being a part in my journey. I received a preliminary pass Saturday on the CIH examination.  

EM

November 24, 2018
Finally got the message…congrats….preliminary results! Thank you for your encouragement through the years. I am a much stronger person because of this process. I’m encouraging my daughter to take your course!