Fall Exam Time Begins this Week for Industrial Hygienists Working Towards CIH Certification
October 1st though November 30th is the Fall Exam window for the ABIH’s Certified Industrial Hygienist® (CIH®) program.
For those who missed the August 1st deadline to become eligible for the Fall Exam window, the Spring 2015 Exam deadline to submit completed applications is February 1st.
The Fall Exam window for successful Applicants looking to take their industrial hygiene careers to the next level begins on the first day of October. The CIH exam is administered by the American Board of Industrial Hygiene® (ABIH®) and approved candidates have until the last day of November to take the exam.
ABIH offers two exam windows each year: April-May and October-November. Successful Applicants who have been approved to take the exam and have paid their exam fee can schedule to take the CIH exam anytime within those timeframes.
Those taking the CIH exam will encounter 200 questions that cover an individual’s knowledge and skills across the broad general practice of industrial hygiene. Subject areas include:
· Air Sampling & Instrumentation
· Analytical Chemistry
· Basic Science
· Biostatistics & Epidemiology
· Community Exposure
· Engineering Controls/Ventilation
· Health Risk Analysis & Hazard Communication
· IH Program Management
· Non-Engineering Controls
· Radiation – Ionizing and Non-ionizing
· Thermal Stressors
· Work Environments & Industrial Processes
The allotted time for the exam is 5.5 hours, with an optional break between the two sections of the exam. ABIH has contracted with Prometric to provide exam locations throughout the United States, Canada and in more than 80 other countries across the globe.
For those who missed the August 1st deadline to become eligible for the Fall Exam window, the Spring 2015 Exam deadline to submit completed applications is February 1st. All of the requirements and the process for those interested in pursuing CIH certification have been clearly defined in a downloadable document. The Candidate Handbook discusses everything from academic and experience requirements to the application process, fees and examination information. It can be found at: www.abih.org/document-library#CandidateHandbook
To learn more about the American Board of Industrial Hygiene, the CIH program or to locate a CIH to perform industrial hygiene services, please visit www.ABIH.org, email abih@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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