Advanced Hazardous Materials (CHMM Prep) - Review

  • 3 Full Days
  • Continuing Education: 21 IN WWO General Hours, 2.1 CEU

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Current Offerings
Advanced Hazardous Materials (CHMM Prep) - Review

Course Code Upcoming Offerings Start/End Time Continuing Education Units (CEUs)
Standard Fees
Government & Nonprofit Fees
Course Code:
6/18/2018 - 6/20/2018
8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
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Certification Information

The Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM) title is the premier designation for Americans in environmental health and safety. This certification is earned by showing sufficient educational background and experience in the field and then passing a rigorous multiple choice examination written and maintained by the Examination Board of the Institute of Hazardous Materials Management (IHMM). 

To assist persons preparing for the examination, we offer a review course covering all areas of hazardous materials management. This course is taught by our President, Jack E. Leonard, Ph.D., IHMM Fellow, who also is Senior Editor of the original Managing Hazardous Materials, A Definitive Textbook (first edition), published by IHMM and based on the outline of our long-running review course.

To take the CHMM exam you must register for the exam through the IHMM at least six weeks before the scheduled exam date.

Focusing on the analysis and application of hazardous materials regulations, the Institute's Advanced Materials Management course explores a succession of individual management issues and representative compliance situations. Challenging case studies demonstrate practical methods to analyze both familiar and new situations. Course topics are presented by management activity (release reporting, emergency planning, right- to-know, etc.), emphasizing efficient methods for hazardous materials managers to conduct their daily activities.

This course also provides an intensive review of the chemical and toxicological properties of hazardous materials, regulations governing their use, and management practices to achieve safe, cost-effective compliance. It is an excellent way to prepare for professional certification examinations, such as the Certified Hazardous Materials Manager examination.

Advanced Hazardous Materials Management presents an overview of the structure of government regulatory programs, their interrelationships, and their implications for hazardous materials management while providing an opportunity to discuss these issues with other professionals.

Participants Receive

  • The Environmental Management Institute's coursebook, providing topical outlines and key reference materials.
  • A copy of the NIOSH Pocket Guide to Chemical Hazards
  • A copy of the Emergency Response Guide
  • A copy of Managing Hazardous Materials - A Definitive Text edited by our own Jack E. Leonard. (The book may be purchased from us in advance and the $69 price can be deducted from the course fee. It can also be obtained at the same price from the Institute of Hazardous Materials Management.)

Course Features

  • An opportunity for trainees to select emphasis areas before taking the CHMM exam.
  • A review of the fundamentals of compliance - emphasizing tort law, regulatory development, enforcement procedures, and the roles and perspectives of regulatory agencies
  • An analysis of the scope, structure, and relationships of the eleven principal Hazmat laws
  • A comparison of the many Hazmat terms and lists
  • A review of basic environmental chemistry terms and concepts
  • An analysis of the OSHA, EPA, HMIS, NFPA, and DOT health and physical hazards
  • An overview of TSCA information-gathering authorities and their potential impact
  • A review of the management of special materials such as asbestos, lead, CFCs, pesticides, and PCBs
  • An evaluation of pollution prevention and its mandatory reporting requirements in NPDES, RCRA, and PPA
  • An analysis of the eleven different emergency planning requirements and recommendations on efficient plan development A review of the basic concepts of radiation hazards and their regulatory management programs
  • A comparison of the different programs to clean up contaminated sites - including RCRA, UST and CERCLA
  • The general requirements for shipping hazardous materials: new definitions, shipping names, and placarding, labeling, and marking requirements
  • An in-depth analysis of hazardous waste management programs with special attention on the role of recycling, the requirements for TSD permits, and land disposal restrictions