American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has granted IHMM continued accreditation under the International Standard Conformity Assessment, General Requirements for Bodies Operating Certification of Persons (ANSI/ISO/IEC 17024), for another year. After a review of IHMM’s 2015 annual on-site audit report, the Personnel Certification Accreditation Committee (PCAC) at their 14 September 2015 meeting officially moved to continue IHMM’s accreditation. All IHMM credentials – Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM), Certified Hazardous Materials Practitioner (CHMP) and Certified Dangerous Goods Professional (CDGP) – are ANSI accredited.
ANSI’s accreditation program for personnel certification bodies is based on the international standard ANSI/ISO/IEC 17024. In addition to an annual comprehensive review of a paper application, ANSI assessors conduct an on-site assessment every other year to validate information provided by each certifying body. ANSI accreditation validates IHMM credentials’ global reach and recognition.