FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:
IHMM Announces Streamlined Certification Fee Structure Reducing Barriers to Recertification
Rockville, Maryland (November 1, 2013) – The Institute of Hazardous Materials Management (IHMM) announces a new fee structure for the Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM) and Certified Hazardous Materials Practitioner (CHMP) credentials, effective 1 January 2014.
This new fee structure is designed to allow current certificants to budget credential costs more efficiently, as it combines the cost of the Annual Certification Maintenance Fees (ACMF) and Recertification Fee, and distributes costs over the five year recertification cycle. This eliminates the need for certificants to pay two fees in their year of recertification. These fee changes are based on industry standards for credentials within the EH & S professions and our goal to make the demands of certification as minimal as possible.
The change in fee structure will also affect new CHMM and CHMP applicants and certificants, streamlining the steps for new certificants to be awarded their credential by eliminating the first year Annual Certification Maintenance Fee (ACMF).
About the Institute of Hazardous Materials Management
For over 25 years the Institute of Hazardous Materials Management, a not-for-profit organization founded in 1984, has been protecting the environment and the public’s health, safety, and security through the administration of credentials recognizing professionals who have demonstrated a high level of knowledge, expertise, and excellence in the management of hazardous materials.
Over 16,000 homeland security, environmental protection, engineering, health sciences, transportation, and public safety professionals have earned IHMM’s accredited Certified Hazardous Materials Manager credential. IHMM also administers the Certified Hazardous Materials Practitioner credential and the Hazardous Materials Manager-in-Training program.