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AHMP's Essentials of Hazardous Materials Management (EHMM) Course and CHMM® Exam Information

The Essentials of Hazardous Materials Management (EHMM) is a key AHMP educational program and covers a broad range of environmental, health, safety and security topics. It is designed as a review course for attendees taking the CHMM® certifying examination.  Additionally, those who already have earned the CHMM® designation can take Essentials of Hazardous Materials Management (EHMM) to obtain 24 Certification Maintenance Points (CMPs).  The EHMM course also qualifies as 24 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) for professional licensing recertification.

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The EHMM is designed as a broad introduction to the industry and provides instruction about laws and regulations as well as technologies and practices. It highlights topics and information hazardous materials managers need to know to better perform their jobs. The EHMM course is hosted by AHMP chapters and taught by CHMMs. It also is available as a corporate training program.

The EHMM is endorsed by the United States Department of Energy’s National Environmental Training Office.

  1. The statutory and regulatory framework of environmental and hazardous materials management.
  2. Compliance Standards and State-of-the-Art work practices on:
    • Hazardous Waste Treatment, Storage and Disposal;
    • Hazardous Materials Storage;
    • Radioactive materials;
    • Workplace safety;
    • Packaging;
    • Spills;
    • Cleanup; and
    • Hazards assessment and communication;
  3. Basic and applied hazardous materials management principles, controls and concepts
  4. Science and technology of hazardous materials management:
  5. Chemical and physical characteristics;
  6. Sampling and analysis;
  7. Biological effects of hazardous materials;
  8. Toxicology; and
  9. Geology/hydrology

New Information on the CHMM Certification Exam

The Institute of Hazardous Materials Management (IHMM) offers an on-line certifying exam held at approved test centers  For more information on the certification process, visit the IHMM website.  

Current Colorado certified test centers are

  1. TestProCenter, Inc., 7395 S. Peoria Street, Centennial CO 80112
  2. Regis University, 3333 Regis Boulevard, Denver CO 80221-1099
  3. Colorado State University-Counseling Center, 8010 Campus Delivery, Fort Collins CO 80523-8010
  4. Front Range Community College, 4616 S. Shields Street, Fort Collins CO 80526-3812
  5. University of Northern Colorado - Career Services, 2045 10th Avenue, Greeley CO 80639
  6. Otero Junior College, 1901 San Juan, La Junta CO 81050
  7. Red Rocks Community College,13300 W. 6th Avenue, Lakewood CO 80228
  8. Assessment & Testing Services, LLC., 12567 W. Cedar Drive, Lakewood CO 80228
  9. Arapahoe Community College, 5900 S. Santa Fe Drive, Littleton CO 80160
  10. Pueblo Community College, 900 W Orman Avenue, Pueblo CO 81004

You must submit an application to IHMM at least six weeks prior to the time you intend to take the exam.

Online Examination Application Form.