IHMM Credential Recertification – Earning CMPs Made Easy and Inexpensive – CSHM and CSMP Transition Plan
As a CSHM or CSMP, when your credential was administered by ISHM you had to earn 30 or 20 certification maintenance points over 5 years. At IHMM, you have to earn 200 points; 100 points are awarded for the job you do and you need to earn at least another 100 points over 5 years. IHMM is working on a recertification transition plan to enable all CSHM and CSMP credential holders to qualify under IHMM’s recertification standards easily and without additional points during the transition period.
Here is the draft EHS/CSHM and CSMP recertification transition plan. This draft was presented to the IHMM Board at their September 11, 2020 Board meeting and is being worked on now. If you would like to comment on this plan please send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org.
By creating the Hazardous Materials Society, IHMM has made it easier to find courses certificants can take to earn CMPs toward recertification. We’ve also worked with education and training program vendors to add inexpensive or even free courses as well.
Go here >> https://hazmatsociety.org/education-training/
Scroll down to the search bar…and see this…
Certificants may choose to simply click on the CMPs button. Or, if you want to narrow your search by cost, you can adjust the slider to show you courses within a certain price range. Then click SUBMIT, and courses with CMPs within the price range you set will appear.
Taking courses is not the only way certificants may earn CMPs toward recertification. For more information about all of the ways you may earn CMPs simply go here and read the Recertification Claims Handbook.
CSHM and CSMP – Become a Mentor
IHMM’s Collaboration platform provides CHMM’s opportunity to become mentors to Student CHMMs. IHMM’s Student CHMM pilot program involves students from Columbia Southern University, where we already have 50 applicants, as well as Kennesaw State University that is kicking off their participation in the pilot program this fall.
Mentors may decide how many mentees they are willing to work with, for how long, and how they wish to be engaged. Mentors decide how many hours per week or month they can commit to becoming mentors.
This is a unique opportunity for CHMMs to work with students still in school and advise them on their courses of study as well as plan for their future as they graduate and look for opportunities in the job market toward a path to one day becoming a CHMM themselves.
IHMM is now planning on how we can connect CSHMs with ASHMs and enable CSHMs to mentor ASHMs as they work toward taking their CSHM exam. Before we launch the program we need to know if there are CSHMs that would volunteer to become mentors.
If this idea interests you as a CSHM, and becoming a mentor to ASHMs is something you would consider doing, please send an email to Kaylene at email@example.com and let us know.