“Being able to provide an EHS degree plus the ISHM credential is exactly what we have been looking for in MSSU’s EHS program. During our 1-credit hour Career Planning class, students are provided information about a variety of credentials and certifications necessary for EHS careers in government and industry. Compared to other accredited, third-party certifications, ISHM’s credentials are cost-effective and demonstrate that the student has attained certain standards of performance. I will encourage our students to pursue the Certified Safety and Health Manager (CSHM) after they gain experience in the field.”
Dr. Mike Fletcher, REHS
Environmental Health & Safety Program Director
Missouri Southern State University
A student earning a BS in EHS from an ABET or Board Approved Degree Program is automatically qualified for the Associate Safety and Health Manager (ASHM) credential offered by Institute for Safety and Health Management (ISHM). If application is made within six months of graduation the application fee is waived. In addition, it fast-tracks the student toward becoming a Certified Safety and Health Manager (CSHM). Instead of the requirement for four years of experience, EHS professionals with a degree from an approved institution only have to demonstrate two years of experience in order to sit for the CSHM exam.
Approximately 30 ABET programs are available in the United States and ISHM’s board has recognized EHS degree programs from a dozen more institutions Alabama, Kentucky, Michigan, Missouri, Pennsylvania, Texas, West Virginia, and Wisconsin.
To be approved for BS level credit, the major must have a minimum of 36 semester hours of safety specific courses and must include a minimum of nine semester hours of management-exclusive safety courses.