IHMM Announces New CHMM Test Specification (Blueprint) Effective October 2020

Sat, 10/19/2019 - 12:19

The Institute of Hazardous Materials Management (IHMM) conducts a Job Task Analysis (JTA) to validate all certification examinations every five years, or more often if circumstances warrant.  The job analysis identifies the performance areas and associated knowledge, tasks, skills and abilities relating to the credential.  During the JTA process, a new blueprint is created that reflects the consensus of the profession validated by survey participants.  The blueprint provides the areas of competency that a minimally qualified candidate must have to be deemed competent.   

The IHMM CHMM Examination Committee has conducted a comprehensive Job Task Analysis (JTA) based on psychometric principles during a yearlong series of 2- or 1- hour web meetings and has completed a new JTA and blueprint for the CHMM examination.

IHMM would like to extend a very special thank you to the CHMM Examination Committee members.  The success of this project can be largely attributed to the passionate subject matter experts in their field who were fully engaged in the process, and committed to the mission of IHMM and the CHMM credential.  Thank you for volunteering your time, your expertise, and your passion to define and strengthen the CHMM credential!!

Thirteen subject matter experts (SMEs) serve on the CHMM Examination Committee, working under the guidance of a trained psychometricians from Certification Management Services (CMS), and other facilitators, Brendan Deyo, Chair of the CHMM Examination Committee and M. Patricia Buley, IHMM’s Director of Certification and Accreditation.


CHMM Blueprint Effective October, 2020