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IHMM's accredited Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM) credential recognizes your expertise and opens new possibilities for you to make a significant impact on your community and your country. Corporations, universities and government agencies depend on the CHMM certification to identify hazardous materials professionals like you. By earning the CHMM credential, you join together with a community of over 17,000 of your peers who have demonstrated their personal commitment to professional excellence, and protecting the environment and the public’s health and safety. For the most up to date information, visit


All candidates must meet two prerequisites to sit for the CHMM examination:

  1. Baccalaureate degree (or higher) from an accredited college or university.
  2. Minimum of four years of relevant experience in the field of hazardous materials management or a related field.

All applications require a non-refundable $175 application fee, an uploaded copy of your official college transcript or diploma, and two electronic reference evaluations. Applications to take IHMM examinations expire 12 months from the date your application is approved. There is a $360 examination fee payable at the time you are ready to take the exam. Should you not pass on your first attempt, the exam retake fee is $150.

Please view or download the Candidate Handbook for additional information.


A copy of your official transcript or diploma must be uploaded to your application before it can be submitted. To find out whether a college in the U.S. is accredited, check with the Council for Higher Education Accreditation (CHEA).

Degrees acquired through foreign colleges or universities are acceptable if they are documented as equivalent to an BS/BA degree issued in the United States. Candidates with degrees from colleges and universities outside the U.S. must upload a copy of their statement of equivalency from a recognized evaluating agency. For a list of recognized agencies, see If the applicant holds an additional degree in a relevant field from an accredited U.S. college or university, only the U.S. college transcript needs to be uploaded, and a degree equivalency report will not be required.


Relevant experience includes, but is not limited to, the following examples:

  1. Hazardous materials identification and handling in compliance with applicable laws and regulations.
  2. Planning and preparing for and responding to hazmat emergencies and incidents.
  3. Sampling and analysis (of air, water, soil, waste) for potential contaminants.
  4. Site investigation and remediation.
  5. Hazmat program or project management.

Questions regarding the application or examination process? Please contact

MI-AHMP, P.O. Box 7090, Novi, MI 48376-7090  Email:

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