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Spring Exam Period Begins this Week for Industrial Hygienists Seeking CIH® Certification

April 1st through May 31st is the Spring Exam window for ABIH’s Certified Industrial Hygienist® (CIH®) program.

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For those who missed the February 1st deadline to become eligible for the Spring Exam window, the deadline to submit completed applications for the Fall 2016 Exam is August 1st.

The Spring Exam window for successful Applicants looking to take their industrial hygiene careers to the next level begins later this week on the first day of April.   The CIH® exam is administered by the American Board of Industrial Hygiene® (ABIH®) and approved candidates have until the last day of May 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 exam will encounter 180 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
  • Biohazards
  • Biostatistics & Epidemiology
  • Community Exposure
  • Engineering Controls/Ventilation
  • Ergonomics
  • Health Risk Analysis & Hazard Communication
  • IH Program Management
  • Noise
  • Non-Engineering Controls
  • Radiation – Ionizing and Non-ionizing
  • Thermal Stressors
  • Toxicology
  • Work Environments & Industrial Processes

The allotted time for the exam is 5 hours, with an optional break between the two sections of the exam.  ABIH® has contracted with Prometric to provide convenient exam locations throughout the United States, Canada and in more than 80 other countries across the globe.
“For those who missed the February 1st deadline to become eligible for the Spring Exam window, the deadline to submit completed applications for the Fall 2016 Exam is August 1st,” said Susan Ripple, CIH® and Chair of ABIH®. “All of the requirements and the process for those interested in pursuing CIH® certification have been clearly defined in the Candidate Handbook, a downloadable document that can be found at the ABIH® website.  It discusses everything from academic and experience requirements to the application process, fees and the examination.”
To view the Candidate Handbook, visit:
To learn more about the American Board of Industrial Hygiene®, Certified Industrial Hygienist® credential or to locate a CIH® to perform industrial hygiene services, please visit, email 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 organization for certifying professionals in the practice of industrial hygiene. ABIH® is the premier credentialing body responsible for ensuring high-quality certification including education, experience, examination, certification maintenance and ethics enforcement.  Currently, more than 6800 people in 32 countries are certified to use the CIH® designation.

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