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CIH® Fall Exam Period Begins for Industrial Hygienists Working Towards Certification

October 1st though November 30th is the Fall Exam window for the Certified Industrial Hygienist® (CIH®) program administered by ABIH®.

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Successful Applicants looking to take their industrial hygiene careers to the next level are now sitting for the Certified Industrial Hygienist® exam.

Successful Applicants looking to take their industrial hygiene careers to the next level are now sitting for the Certified Industrial Hygienist® exam.  The Fall Exam window began on the first day of October and closes on the last day of November.  
The CIH® exam is administered by the American Board of Industrial Hygiene® (ABIH®) and two exam windows are available 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.
The CIH® exam covers 200 questions that test 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 two-section exam is 5.5 hours total, with an optional break between the two sections.  ABIH® has contracted with Prometric to provide exam locations throughout the United States, Canada and in many other countries across the globe. For those who missed the August 1st deadline to become eligible for the Fall Exam window, the Spring 2016 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 the Candidate Handbook.  The downloadable document discusses everything from academic and experience requirements to the application process, fees and examination information. It can be found at:
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, 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 6800 people are certified to use the CIH® designation in 31 countries.

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