AIHA Registry Program, in cooperation with the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) and the National Registry of Certified Chemists (NRCC) have started a joint program for the certification of Industrial Hygiene Chemists.

The organizations developed this program after recognizing the benefits of certification for chemists and analysts in laboratories that focus on analyzing industrial hygiene samples.

AIHA Registry Programs is providing startup fund for the development of the AIHA-NRCC Industrial Hygiene Chemist Certification, while NRCC planned, developed, and will administer the certification program.

AIHA will provide subject matter expertise in the form of volunteers from the Sampling and Laboratory Analysis Committee to create and maintain the program, and is supporting the certification program with educational opportunities at both the beginner and intermediate levels for those looking to become certified IH Chemists.

Candidates of the AIHA-NRCC Industrial Hygiene Chemist Certification must meet at least one of the following combined education and experience requirements:

  • Associate’s degree with at least 16 semester hours of chemistry or other natural science courses from an institution acceptable to the Board, and a minimum of 3 years of employment experience relevant to industrial hygiene chemistry.
  • Bachelor’s degree with at least 16 semester hours of chemistry and other natural science courses from an institution acceptable to the Board, and a minimum of 2 years of employment experience relevant to industrial hygiene chemistry.
  • American Chemical Society-certified bachelor’s degree with at least 16 semester hours of chemistry and other natural science courses from an institution acceptable to the Board, and a minimum of 1 year of employment experience relevant to industrial hygiene chemistry.
  • Master’s or doctorate degree with at least the equivalence of 16 semester hours (24 quarter hours) of chemistry and other natural science courses from an institution acceptable to the Board, and a minimum of 1 year of employment experience relevant to industrial hygiene chemistry.

Application and reference forms can be downloaded here. For more information, please visit NRCC's website.