The CHMP is a person experienced in handling hazardous materials in a wide variety of specialties, such as environmental protection, emergency response, safety, transportation, and security. CHMPs have experience in packing, shipping, tracking or securing hazardous articles; responding to spills; and/or cleaning up contaminated sites. The CHMP certification is related to the CHMM, but focuses more on hands-on or workplace experience as a practitioner and less on the management aspects of the field. The certification is designed for hazardous materials workers with at least 5 years of relevant experience but no BA/BS degree – or 3 years of relevant experience and an Associates degree in Applied Science (AAS).