Continuing Education Credits

While NAEM does not offer a professional certification, the association’s conferences may qualify for continuing education credits through the prominent certifying organizations that support the environment, health and safety profession. This may include pre-submission of the conference agenda, a letter confirming attendance or an approval request form. Below is a list of common certifying bodies and an overview of the process for requesting certification credits. If you have any questions or require documentation from NAEM, please contact us at (202) 986-6616.

American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH)

Certification Offered:
  • Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH)
Process: For any session NAEM offers on industrial hygiene, safety or ethics, the technical hours can be claimed on the participant's worksheet which can be found at http://abih.org/maintain-certification/cm-by-worksheet.

Contact: For more information, please contact ABIH via abih@abih.org or (517) 321-2638.


Board of Certification in Professional Ergonomics (BCPE)

Certifications Offered:
  • Professional certification (choice of designation):
  • CHFP: Certified Human Factors Professional
  • CPE: Certified Professional Ergonomist
  • CUXP: Certified User Experience Professional
Associate certification (choice of designation; optional, temporary stepping stone to Professional level)
  • AEP: Associate Ergonomics Professional
  • AHFP: Associate Human Factors Professional
  • AUXP: Associate User Experience Professional
Process: For conferences or webinars that pertain to ergonomics, participatory hours can be submitted using proof of registration or a certificate of attendance. Please refer to the organization's website http://www.bcpe.org/why-certify/requirements/ and http://www.bcpe.org/how-to-certify/ for more information. If you need a certificate of attendance, please call NAEM at (202) 986-6616.

Contact: For more information, please contact Kris Rightmire at BCPE via bcpehq@bcpe.org or (888) 856.4685.


Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP)

Certifications Offered:
  • CSP: Certified Safety Professional
  • SMS: Safety Management Specialist
  • ASP: Associate Safety Professional
  • OHST: Occupational Hygiene and Safety Technician
  • CHST Construction Health and Safety Technician
  • STS: Safety Trained Supervisor
  • STSC: Safety Trained Supervisor Construction
  • CET: Certified Environmental, Safety and Health Trainer
Designations Offered:
  • GSP: Graduate Safety Practitioner
  • TSP: Transitional Safety Practitioner
Process: NAEM conference attendees may receive credit for those events related to safety, health and the environment. To request a certificate of attendance, please call NAEM at (202) 986-6616. To view a list of all acceptable activities, please refer to BCSP's recertification guide at www.bcsp.org.

Contact: For more information, please call BCSP at (317) 593-4800 or email bcsp@bcsp.org.


Institute of Hazardous Materials Management (IHMM)

Certifications Offered:
  • CHMM: Certified Hazardous Materials Manager
  • CHMP: Certified Hazardous Materials Practitioner
  • CDGP: Certified Dangerous Goods Professional
  • CDGT: Certified Dangerous Goods Trainer
Process: Candidates or certificate holders can apply to IHMM to receive points for an NAEM conference. Please visit the following sources to download the necessary documents:Contact: For more information, please contact IHMM via (301) 984-8969 or visit http://www.ihmm.org/


Institute of Professional Environmental Practice (IPEP)

Certifications Offered:
  • QEP: Qualified Environmental Professional
  • EPI: Environmental Professional Intern
Process: IPEP will award recertification points for NAEM event attendees who provide a registration confirmation, an event program or a certificate of attendance. Please call NAEM at (202) 986-6616 to request a certificate. Conference speakers and those who volunteer on a planning committee also may receive credits. To view a complete list of point designations, please visit IPEP's Professions Development and Re-certification guidelines at http://ipep.org/wordpress/wp-content/uploads/2011/09/RecertificationGuidelines.pdf.

Contact: For more information, please contact IPEP via ipep@ipep.org, or 517-321-2638.


Institute for Safety and Health Management (ISHM)

Certifications Offered:
  • CSHM: Certified Safety and Health Manager
  • CSMP Certified Safety Management Practitioner
  • ASHM: Associate Safety Health Manager
Process: ISHM accepts NAEM conferences as points towards re-certification. Attendees should complete the Continuance of Certification Program (COC) sheet, which is available at https://www.ishm.org/pdf/COC-Worksheet-Summary.pdf.

To request a certificate of attendance, please call NAEM at (202) 986-6616.

Contact: For more information, please contact ISHM via info@ishm.org or (928) 344-5221.


North American Transportation Management Institute (NATMI)

Certifications Offered:
  • CDS: Certified Director of Safety
  • CSS: Certified Safety Supervisor
  • CDT: Certified Driver Trainer
  • CDM/E: Certified Director of Maintenance/Equipment
  • CSM/E: Certified Supervisor of Maintenance/Equipment
  • CCSP: Certified Cargo Security Professional
Process: NAEM event attendees may claim recertification points for any safety or management-related topics. To receive credit, attendees must provide a registration confirmation or a certificate of attendance. Please call NAEM at (202) 986-6616 to request a certificate. To read NATMI's certification guidelines, please visit http://natmi.org/displaycommon.cfm?an=1&subarticlenbr=34.

Contact: For more information, please contact NATMI via info@natmi.org or (800) 922-2219.


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