Exam Preparation

Candidates need to be familiar with relevant laws and regulations, relevant scientific principles and their application, and best management practices. Many candidates attend overview courses or rely on self-study materials to prepare for taking the examination. IHMM does not require any specific type of exam preparation or training and the exams are not based on any single reference.

IHMM credential programs and examinations are based on Exam Specifications and Exam Blueprints that result from comprehensive Job Task Analyses (JTA) commissioned by the Institute.  IHMM conducts these validation studies at least every five years to ensure the content areas in its examinations are relevant to the current industry practice. The Exam Blueprints define the competency requirements for the credentials. Exam Blueprints specify the major content domains covered on the exams, the knowledge tasks associated with each domain and the percentage of exam questions allocated to the domains. Certification candidates are encouraged to review the applicable Exam Blueprint to assess their level of knowledge in each of the content domains, and to identify areas in which they need additional preparation.  Click the credential acronym to review its associated blueprint: CHMM, CDGPCHMP.

These resources are among those that may be helpful and this information is provided for the convenience of candidates.

Ready to learn more? Specific information on each credential follows below. For general information on the certification process, click on these links: