The measure of the quality and strength of a certification program is to evaluate its accreditation status. Accreditation is a form of certification for the certifying organization, requiring conformance with strict standards of validity, reliability, and impartiality.
A key feature of IHMM credentialing programs, accreditation is essential because of the nature of work performed by IHMM certificants. The management of environment, health and safety issues in the workplace are governed by model regulations from the U.S. Department of Labor, the Occupational Safety and Health Administration, as well as from safety industry best practices regulations.
Accredited credentials allow professionals to not only gain knowledge to use and implement these regulations but to be recognized for their competency to properly manage and perform the functions of the profession.