Occupational Health and Safety Specialists
Industrial hygienists generally prepare for their careers by pursuing an undergraduate degree in industrial hygiene or one of the sciences, such as engineering, chemistry or biology. Many continue on to attain a master’s or doctoral degree in industrial hygiene. Some colleges offer a one- to three-year associate’s degree and a certificate program that qualifies students as industrial hygiene technicians. A technician assists industrial hygienists and other occupational health and safety professionals in gathering and analyzing data and ensuring that programs and regulations are enforced.
After you have worked in the industrial hygiene field for four years, you are eligible for certification. To become certified, you must take a comprehensive one-day certification exam. When the exam is passed and all requirements are met, an industrial hygienist becomes a certified industrial hygienist, also known as a CIH. To maintain certification, the industrial hygienist participates in continuing education programs. The certification process distinguishes an industrial hygienist and also advances the profession in general. To learn more about the CIH exam, please visit the American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH) site.
Also see: http://www.abih.org/certified/documents/CandidateHandbook.pdf
-Application fee $150.00
-Reapplication fee $ 75.00
-Examination fee $350.00
-Annual Renewal fee $ 100.00
For More Information, Contact:
American Industrial Hygiene Association
2700 Prosperity Avenue
Fairfax, VA 22031
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