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The Alliance of Hazardous Materials ProfessionalsTM (AHMP), formerly the Academy of Certified Hazardous Materials Managers, and the Institute of Hazardous Materials Management (IHMM) are jointly announcing an updated affiliation agreement.
Hazmat Affiliation Renewed- 5/11/2009
The affiliation agreement—originally established in 1996—has been restructured to establish a new and dynamic relationship between the two organizations that will help increase the number of professionals who hold the Certified Hazardous Materials Manager® (CHMM®) and Certified Hazardous Materials Practitioner® (CHMP®) credentials, and who are also AHMP members.
“IHMM has maintained their CHMM credential—the premier industry standard for hazardous materials professional—since 1984,” says AHMP President Harry S. Kemp, CHMM. “Through the renewal of this affiliation agreement, both AHMP and IHMM are better positioned for long-term success.”
“This agreement highlights each group’s dedication to enhancing professionalism in the field of hazardous materials management and the overall environmental, health, safety and security (EHS&S) industry,” continues Kemp. “AHMP’s Board of Directors looks forward to continuing the association’s long-term relationship with IHMM, to working with IHMM to promote their credentials and to advocating for our members before employers and government agencies.”
“The new AHMP-IHMM affiliation agreement continues a very long and successful partnership,” remarks Elizabeth Pfeiffer, CHMM, chair of IHMM’s Board of Directors. “Through this agreement AHMP is demonstrating its continued commitment to supporting the Institute’s credentials and certification programs, including the CHMM, the Certified Hazardous Materials Practitioner (CHMP), and the Hazardous Materials Manager-in-Training® (HMMT®) programs.
“AHMP’s various programs and services deliver the professional development training, informational content, educational programming and peer networking opportunities that hazardous materials professionals need to distinguish themselves in the EHS&S industry and to demonstrate their dedication to the professional excellence embodied in the Institute’s credentials and certification programs,” says Pfeiffer.
Kemp and Pfeiffer expect that the strong bond between their respective organizations perpetuated by this updated agreement will benefit AHMP, IHMM and holders of credentials administered by IHMM. In particular, with a shared responsibility for promoting and marketing the CHMM credential, AHMP will advocate on behalf of IHMM credential holders before relevant federal and state government agencies.
“When and where it can, AHMP will support its membership and local chapters in promotion of IHMM credential holders to government decision-makers at all levels,” explains Kemp. “These activities will increase the number of credential holders, strengthen AHMP’s membership base and solidify IHMM’s position as the administrator of several essential EHS&S industry credentials."
Click here to view the updated agreement online.