CHMM Certification: Course Content Explored
What is the CHMM Certification?
The Institute of Hazardous Materials Management (IHMM) has offered the CHMM certification since 1984. The certification provides a nationally recognized standard for identifying professionals who have demonstrated knowledge and competence in hazardous materials management. The CHMM Program is accredited by the Council of Engineering and Scientific Specialty Boards.
The IHMM reviews applications for eligibility to sit for the CHMM certification exam. You must submit an application to the IHMM at least 6 weeks prior to the examination date in order to sit for the exam! You can get the application and additional information by contacting:
Why take the CHMM Review Course?
The candidate must pass a challenging exam testing for:
- An understanding of the basic principles involved in chemistry, radiology, physics, biology, toxicology, geology and engineering.
- A knowledge of the regulatory framework of environemental and hazardous materials management under federal regulations administered by EPA, OSHA and DOT.
The review course can help you prepare by:
- Providing a structured study format
- Practicing by answering example questions developed by the instructors
- Allowing you the opportunity to ask questions on topics outside your areas of expertise.
- Even if you don't take the exam, the Review Course provides an excellent overview for hazardous materials managers.
Chemistry of Hazardous Materials
Principles of Environmental Sampling and Analysis
Radiation Principles, Health and Safety
OSHA Regulations/Standards Overview
Exposure Limits, Exposure Controls and Personal Protective Equipment
Asbestos and Lead
OSHA Hazard Communication Standard
Groundwater Contamination and Hydrogeology
Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation and Recovery Act (CERCLA)
Resource Conservation and Recovery Act (RCRA)
Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA)
Underground and Above Ground Storage Tanks (UST/AST)
Hazardous Materials Transportation
Clean Air Act
Clean Water Act
Superfund Amendments and Reauthorization Act/Emergency Planning and Community Right-to-Know Act (SARA/EPCRA)
National Environmental Protection Act/Federal Insecticide, Fungicide and Rodenticide Act/Safe Drinking Water Act (NEPA/FIFRA/SDWA)
Environmental Liability Management
Environmental Management Systems
All instructors for this course are professionals in the field of hazardous materials management.
- The review course fee is $400.00 per person and covers the following:
- Review course and handout notebook
- Continental breakfast, refreshments and lunch each day
- One-year membership in CHMM Michigan Chapter