ABIH Receives Accreditation of its Certified Industrial Hygienist Certification from the NCCA
National Commission for Certifying Agencies (NCCA) has accredited the American Board of Industrial Hygiene’s CIH certification for 5 years.
The NCCA accredited the American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH), Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) certification for a five-year period, expiring September 30, 2018, during its recent meeting.
The ABIH received NCCA accreditation of its CIH program by submitting an application demonstrating the program’s compliance with the NCCA’s Standards for the Accreditation of Certification Programs. NCCA is the accrediting body of the Institute for Credentialing Excellence (formerly the National Organization for Competency Assurance). Since 1977, the NCCA has been accrediting certifying programs based on the highest quality standards in professional certification to ensure the programs adhere to modern standards of practice in the certification industry. (See www.credentialingexcellence.org/ncca). There are more than 270 NCCA-accredited programs that certify individuals in a wide range of professions and occupations including nurses, financial professionals, respiratory therapists, counselors, emergency technicians, crane operators and more.
The Institute for Credentialing Excellence’s mission is to advance credentialing through education, standards, research, and advocacy to ensure competence across professions and occupations. NCCA was founded as a commission whose mission is to help ensure the health, welfare, and safety of the public through the accreditation of a variety of certification programs that assess professional competence. NCCA uses a peer review process to: establish accreditation standards; evaluate compliance with these standards; recognize programs which demonstrate compliance; and serve as a resource on quality certification.
“This prestigious recognition was achieved following NCCA’s thorough review and assessment of ABIH’s systems and procedures” reported Tracy Parsons, CIH, Administrative Program Manager at ABIH. “The application and review process took about a year, but it was worth it. The accreditation demonstrates that the ABIH continues its role as a premier certification program. This provides intrinsic value to the CIH in the form of credibility and integrity, both of which are important in attracting and retaining clients. It’s also great news for employers, workers and the general public who rely on ABIH to provide a high quality certification program.”
To learn more about the American Board of Industrial Hygiene or the CIH program, please email abih@ABIH.org , visit http://www.ABIH.org, or call (517) 321-2638.
About the American Board of Industrial Hygiene
Since 1960, ABIH, a not-for-profit corporation, has been the world’s largest, premier organization for certifying professionals in the practice of industrial hygiene. ABIH is responsible for ensuring high-quality certification including education, experience, examination, certification maintenance and ethics enforcement. Currently, more than 6700 people are certified to use the CIH designation.
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