Certification Criteria

Please use the following Criteria Chart to determine which certification(s) you are qualified for:

ISHM Certification and Designation Criteria
  CSHM ASHM CSMP CSSM CSSS

ABET / Board Approved Programs – Safety Field

Doctorate 2 years Eligible Eligible 2 years Eligible
Master’s 2 years Eligible Eligible 2 years Eligible
Bachelor’s 2 years Eligible Eligible 2 years Eligible
Associate’s 5 years 3 years Eligible 2 years Eligible
Safety Related Field
Doctorate 2 years 1 year Eligible 2 years Eligible
Master’s 3 years 1 year Eligible 3 years Eligible
Bachelor’s 4 years 2 years Eligible 4 years Eligible
Associate’s 6 years 4 years 1 year 4 years 1 years
Any Field
Doctorate 4 years 2 years Eligible 4 years Eligible
Master’s 4 years 2 years Eligible 4 years Eligible
Bachelor’s 5 years 3 years 1 year 4 years 1 year
Associate’s ASHM + 2 years N/A 2 years 4 years 2 years
High School Diploma or GED
  N/A N/A 3 years N/A 3 years

Holder of a Certification, Designation or Certificate

Hold CSHM, CSP, CIH,.CHMM or CRSP Eligible to Sit for the CSHM Exam N/A Eligible Eligible* Eligible*
Hold ASHM 2 years N/A Eligible N/A Eligible*
Hold GSP or ASP 3 years 1 year Eligible N/A Eligible*
Hold CHST, OHST, or CLCS ASHM + 2 years N/A 2 years N/A 2 years
Hold CAIH ASHM + 2 years N/A 2 years N/A 2 years
Hold CSS ASHM + 2 years N/A 2 years N/A 2 years
Hold Safety Certificate Recognized by ISHM Board ASHM + 2 years N/A 2 years N/A 2 years

*Upon Verification of Safety Experience

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