Student Certified Hazardous Materials Manager [ST-CHMM]
Why pursue a professional certification? After all, you are spending four years in undergraduate studies achieving a Bachelor’s degree, so why pursue professional certification as well? There are 1.5 million Bachelor’s degrees awarded by universities and colleges every year. The average student spends thousands of dollars to achieve something that 1.5 million other students also have. While undeniably valuable, you need more than a Bachelor’s degree in order to clearly distinguish yourself from everyone else in a highly competitive job market.
That’s where professional certification becomes so valuable to you.
The IHMM Student ST/CHMM certification offers recognition to students who wish to demonstrate their development of knowledge and skills in hazardous materials management while pursuing their undergraduate degree. This certification denotes that the individual possesses the knowledge in the principles and terminology of Hazardous Materials Management (HMH text, 3rd edition), which outlines generally recognized good practices in hazardous materials management. As a student, you would not generally have hazardous materials management experience but are interested in hazardous materials management as a future profession after graduation. Students can benefit from this certification because it demonstrates their commitment to the communities of practice and learning while in school. The IHMM Student ST/CHMM certification provides the opportunity for the student to apply for internships with companies affiliated with IHMM, as well as apply to a mentoring program that matches the student with a fully certified CHMM professional. The IHMM Student ST/CHMM certification, therefore, allows the student to set himself or herself apart as the student pursues an undergraduate education, to become exposed to the type of knowledge a fully-certified CHMM professional must have to become successful in the job market, as well as gain practical experience in internships and mentoring while still in school.
- Your school has been approved to participate in the ST-CHMM program. In 2020 we have approved Columbia Southern University in Alabama and Kennesaw State University in Georgia. IHMM will work wth only those two schools in a pilot program for this credential in 2020. We will add more schools in 2021 and thereafter.
- You are in a course of study in the areas of environmental studies, environmental engineering, chemistry, biology, or geology that may lead you, after graduation, to a professional position in which the fully accredited CHMM credential is available.
- You are a Junior or later in school with 30 credit hours of undergraduate education in the courses cited above -or- have achieved a minimum of 1,500 hours of associated work experience in the hazardous materials field and have returned to school for additional education.
- Submit your class attendance and credited undergraduate course work grades and dates from your undergaduate school.
- You pass an examination.
- You pay the required $10 enrollment fee.
You will find the IHMM ST-CHMM Manual here and may download the manual for all of the information you need in which to successfully participate in the IHMM Student CHMM program.
Application and Examination
You may begin by applying for the Student CHMM prorgam here. Once your application and payment has been received, you then move to the Examination. Any additional information you require may be addressed to [email protected].
The IHMM Student ST/CHMM certification, therefore, allows the student to set himself or herself apart as the student pursues an undergraduate education, to become exposed to the type of knowledge a fully-certified CHMM professional must have to become successful in the job market, as well as gain practical experience in internships and mentoring while still in school.
This knowledge can be applied to on-the-job experiences that help develop growing levels of competence in the practice of hazardous materials management. Individuals who carry the ST/CHMM designation after their name will enjoy a high level of credibility from CHMM certification holders, employers, and peers.