Why We Exist

We believe there is only one Earth; our passion is to protect it.

Our Vision

IHMM credentials and competency standards are embraced worldwide

Our Mission

IHMM delivers professional standards of the highest excellence for credentials and administers and promotes accredited credential programs for professionals in the hazardous materials, health, safety, and dangerous goods communities of practice.

Founded in 1984, the Institute of Hazardous Materials Management (IHMM), is a not-for-profit organization. IHMM has been protecting the environment and the public’s health, safety, and security through the creation of credentials recognizing professionals who have demonstrated a high level of knowledge, expertise, and excellence in the management of hazardous materials, dangerous goods transportation, environmental protection, health, and safety.

Over 17,000 homeland security, environmental protection, engineering, health sciences, transportation, and public safety professionals have earned IHMM’s accredited Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM®) credential. IHMM also administers the Certified Hazardous Materials Practitioner (CHMP®), the Certified Dangerous Goods Professional (CDGP®), and the Certified Dangerous Goods Trainer (CDGT®) credentials. In 2019, IHMM acquired ISHM and now manages the Certified Health and Safety Manager [CSHM], Certified Safety Management Practitioner [CSMP], Associate Safety and Health Manager [ASHM], Certified School Safety Specialist [CSSS], and Certified School Safety Manager [CSSM] credentials.

Here, you may join a unique and exceptional group of professionals who are in the top 1% of their communities of practice.