Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) - CP (Comprehensive Practice)
Issued by Board for Global EHS Credentialing
CIHs protect the health and safety of workers and the public by identifying and investigating chemical, physical, biological, or ergonomic hazards and suggesting plans to eliminate or minimize them. The CIH is the global standard for certification in Industrial Hygiene; Occupational Health and Safety; and Occupational, Environment, Health and Safety.Additional Details
- Air Instrumentation
- Air Monitoring And Sampling
- Air Sampling And Instrumentation
- Analytical Chemistry
- Community Exposure
- Critical Thinking
- Emergency Response
- Hazard Communication
- Health Risk Analysis
- IH Program Management
- Indoor Air Quality
- Industrial Hygiene
- Industrial Processes
- Non-Engineering Controls
- Occupational Environmental Health And Safety
- Occupational Health
- Occupational Health and Safety
- OEHS Program Management
- OH Program Management
- Personal Protective Equipment
- Risk Communication
- Thermal Stressors
- Ventilation Controls
- Workplace Environments
Hold at least a 4-year, U.S. bachelor's degree or international equivalent.
Evidence of academic coursework in science, technology, engineering or mathematics
Evidence of academic or continuing education coursework in occupational health/industrial hygiene, toxicology, fundamentals, measurements and controls.
Evidence of a minimum of 2 hours of coursework in ethics.
Supervisory and professional references documenting professional-level, broad-scope work experience in industrial hygiene (IH); occupational health (OH); occupational health and safety (OHs); or occupational, environment, health and safety (OEHS). Work samples may substituted for professional references, if necessary.
Pass a rigorous certification exam of 180 multiple-choice questions (150 scored questions plus 30 pilot questions).
Applicants, candidates, and certified practitioners agree to uphold the BGC Code of Ethics and must practice ethically.
Recertification requires documentation of knowledge, skill, and ethics requirements every 5 years.