About IHMM

Who We Are

Vision Statement

IHMM competency standards, accredited credentials, and certification programs are acknowledged, accepted, and endorsed globally.

Mission Statement

IHMM develops professional standards for certification and administers and promotes accredited certification programs for individuals who practice the management of hazardous materials and dangerous goods in the environmental, safety, health and transportation fields.

For over thirty years the Institute of Hazardous Materials Management (IHMM), a not-for-profit organization founded in 1984, has been protecting the environment and the public’s health, safety, and security through the administration of credentials recognizing professionals who have demonstrated a high level of knowledge, expertise, and excellence in the management of hazardous materials.

Over 16,000 homeland security, environmental protection, engineering, health sciences, transportation, and public safety professionals have earned IHMM’s accredited Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM) credential. IHMM also administers the Certified Hazardous Materials Practitioner (CHMP) and the Certified Dangerous Goods Professional (CDGP) credentials.

IHMM understands the importance of impartiality in carrying out its certification activities, manages conflict of interest, and ensures the objectivity of its certification activities. IHMM implements its policies and procedures in a fair manner among all applicants, candidates and certified individuals. IHMM’s processes and procedures are governing by its Bylaws and Management Systems Manual. We welcome any suggestion on how we can improve our implementation of certification activities.

Board of Directors Staff
Committees Accreditation
CHMM Credential CHMP Credential
CDGP Credential CDGT Credential