Institute for Safety and Health Management provides accredited certifications for Safety and Health Managers and Practitioners. It is the only HSE certification provider that focuses on the entire safety management process. It recognizes safety professionals for the education and experience they have gained and is widely accepted by Occupational Health and Safety Departments in General Industry, Construction, Oil and Gas, Utilities, Healthcare and Emergency Management markets. Before beginning your application process, review the Requirements for each designation.
New Applicants: ASHM
There is no exam requirement for the ASHM. Review the requirements for more information.
New Applicants: CSMP and CSHM
CSMP and CSHM certifications are accredited by CESB. The CSMP program recognizes people who have attained knowledge of HSE management skills through training and on-the-job experience. Eighty percent of the CSMP exam comes directly from the “Supervisor’s Safety Manual 10th Edition,” published by the National Safety Council. CSMP requires 60% passing score.
CSHM tests technical knowledge of occupational safety and health plus working knowledge of business and financial principles and assesses your understanding of hazard analysis, accident investigation, safety audits, workers comp, product safety, environmental laws, labor relations, and more. CSHM requires 60% passing score.
6 Steps to Exam Preparation
Recommended Reading for CSHM
CSMP and CSHM certifications must be renewed every five years to remain active. Members must provide written evidence of continued professional qualifications by submitting a Continuance of Certification (COC) worksheet or by completing the appropriate examination.
Basic COC Requirements
Categories for earning COC Points
Well written questions are necessary for a valid examination. Valid questions target the functions, tasks, knowledge, and skills that professionals actually demonstrate in practice. That’s why the Institute for Safety and Health Management (ISHM) depends on current certified professionals to submit questions for examinations leading to ISHM credentials.
In exchange for your expertise, ISHM will award COC Points. Find out how.
Sign up to take our annual quiz’s for COC points.
0.2 COC points for 10 question EHS quizzes. The passing score must be at least 70% and a certificate must be offered upon successful completion.
There is a password to access the site so please contact the ISHM office for your quiz payment to access the quiz’s to earn toward you COC points.