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CHMP Scheme Committee Update

The IHMM Board of Directors held a meeting on September 18th and approved the motion for formation of a new CHMP Scheme Committee for next year and appointed Kevin Herron as Chair of this new committee. The Board has formally suspended the activities of the CHMP Examination and CHMP Recertification Committees from 1 January 2016 to 31 December 2016. This new CHMP Scheme Committee will be evaluated at the end of next year and the Exam and Recertification Committees may officially be sunsetted at that time. Combining committees will allow more subject matter experts to address exam and recertification issues. This is aligned with ANSI requirements for scheme development activities.

Please join me in congratulating the new Chair of the CHMP Scheme Committee, Mr. Kevin Herron, CHMP. IHMM would like to extend its gratitude to Mr. Herron for leading this newly formed committee that will be addressing several CHMP priorities this coming year.

CHMP Exam:

IHMM has collected additional data from our candidates who took the Certified Hazardous Materials Practitioner (CHMP) exam and this data has been provided to IHMM’s psychometrician to conduct an In-Service Analysis Report. The report provides results from an investigation of the performance of the IHMM (CHMP) exam for the period of April 3, 2014 through September 8, 2015. Results included statistics documenting performance at the Form-, Item-, and Option-levels. The analysis revealed that the test is performing well and the form adheres precisely to the blueprint.

The CHMP Scheme Committee will convene in the first quarter of 2016 to review items that were identified for improvement by our psychometrician. 

CHMP Scheme Committee is searching for Additional New Members:

IHMM’s Certified Hazardous Materials Practitioner (CHMP) Scheme Committee would like to increase its membership. In the past few years the Committee has revised the body of knowledge that defines what a CHMP is and created a new exam form through a rigorous purge and revitalization of the existing exam questions. In the next few years, the Committee will expand the question bank and ensure the continued relevance of the CHMP body of knowledge. In addition, the CHMP Scheme Committee will recommend and maintain standards for recertification, evaluate activities that may be claimed for recertification, and hear appeals of recertification decisions, in accordance with the latest approved policies and procedures. These policies and procedures are based upon professionally recognized psychometric principles and on the standards of the accreditation bodies by which IHMM is accredited or recognized.

Committee membership is awarded in 2-year increments. It requires that members attend virtual meetings, respond to tasks, and prepare exam questions. The reward is recognition for your contribution to the continued vitality of the CHMP credential and 10 certification maintenance points (CMPs) per year for your participation. If you are interested, please send your resume and a statement of interest to M. Patricia Buley, Senior Manager, Credentials at [email protected]. Please put CHMP Scheme Committee in subject line. 

Please contact M. Patricia Buley CHMP Scheme Committee Staff Liaison, if you have any questions at [email protected].