There are two ways to maintain your SDS and Label Authoring Registered Professional credential.
|Categories||Title||Description||Documentation Required||Points Awarded||Max Allowable|
|Category A||Conference/Seminar/Webinar Attendance/ Self-Study||Participation in a conference, lecture, workshop, or professional development session provided by an association/society or an industry recognized provider of professional development (manufacturer, internal training, etc.)|
Earn credits for self-directed learning activities which are individualized learning events involving personally conducted research or study. Any journal, book, or magazine with appropriate content not older than 3 years may be used.
Learning may include informal activities such as:
*reading articles, books, or instructional manuals;
*watching videos, using interactive CD-ROMs, podcasts or other source material
|Certificate of attendance/certificate of completion|
Evidence supporting your reported learning project, including notes from and dates of discussion or reading
|0.2 points / contact hour||Unlimited|
|Category B||Professional Speaking/Teaching||Speaking/Presenting at an educational program or a meeting of an international, national, regional, local, or state professional association, society or university. This category only applies to speaking/presenting outside usual job duties.||Letter from the organization for which you spoke or taught, or copy of conference book, final program, agenda, or course schedule indicating the session||0.4 points / contact hour||2 points|
|Category C||Formal Publication of Articles or Books||Authoring a chapter in a published book or a peer reviewed journal||Copy of the publication (or copy of applicable pages) Copy of the decision letter from the publisher indicating acceptance||0.2 points / item||2 points|
|Category D||Publication of non-peer reviewed articles||Authoring a non-peer reviewed article or news item||Copy of the publication (or copy of applicable pages)||0.1 points / item||2 points|
|Category E||Volunteer Service||Complete 1 or more years of volunteer service during the registration period with an international, national, state, or professional association, society, or organization in which your registration specialty expertise is required.|
Accepted volunteer activities include but not limited to:
*serving on boards of directors, committees, editorial boards, review boards, and task forces
*item and/or exam development activities.
|If volunteer services: letter or certificate from the organization served acknowledging you for leading project tasks or participating as part of a project team.|
If coaching or mentoring services: evidence supporting your coaching or mentoring arrangement, including notes from and dates of discussion or reading.
|0.2 points / year||1 point|
|Category F||Working as a professional||Working as a professional in SDS and Label Authoring where 40% of time spent on SDS / Label authoring or other hazard communication related activities during the year is required for each year of experience claimed.|
Other qualifying areas:
*Quality Control Review of SDS/Label-Supervisor of SDS authors
*Managing facility Hazard Communication Program
*Classifying products for transport hazards
*Managing dangerous goods transport programs
|Proof of employment (job description, employment verification letter, etc.)||1 point / year||Minimum of 2 points required|
5 points Max
|Category G||Obtaining a related credential or graduate level degree||Obtaining a new, related credential or graduate level degree during the registration cycle.|
Related credentials: CIH, DABT, CSP, CHMM, DGSA, NRCC Certified Chemist or other applicable credential
Related graduate level degree: MS or PhD in an ACS-Certified Chemistry Program or other applicable graduate level degree
|Certificate/letter of achievement||2 points / credential||2 points|