About Us

NCC-ACHMM is a California incorporated nonprofit organization representing the interests of the Alliance of Hazardous Materials Professionals (AHMP) in Northern California. NCC-ACHMM supports the purposes of AHMP and acknowledges the Institute of Hazardous Materials Management Code of Ethics for CHMMs and promote them in the Chapter and throughout the community.

The Alliance of Hazardous Materials Professionals (AHMP), formerly the Academy of Certified Hazardous Materials Managers, Inc. (ACHMM) is a professional association with a membership of more than 4,000 of the nation's leading experts in environment, health, safety and security management.  AHMP is the only national organization devoted to the professional advancement of the hazardous materials management field.  

AHMP members are distributed across 56 chapters in 37 states plus the District of Columbia.  In 2006, AHMP established its first international chapter in Bangalore, India.

AHMP envisions a world where the natural environment is unburdened by pollution; workers are exposed only to healthy and safe conditions; and hazardous materials are used and transported safely and efficiently.  As it has for more than two decades, AHMP works to advance the field of hazardous materials management to make its vision a reality.  Its core purpose is to foster a community of professionals and to jointly advocate for the public recognition of the value of the Ceritified Hazardous Mateiral Manager (CHMM) credential and other EHS&S credentials, the standards they represent and the professionals who uphold them.

The Institute of Hazardous Materials Management (IHMM) was founded as a non-profit organization in 1984, and launched the Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM ®) program in June of that year. A Board of Directors that is charged with the maintenance and furtherance of the CHMM credential program governs IHMM.

The CHMM program is accredited by the Council of Engineering and Scientific Specialty Boards (CESB). The CHMM designation remains one of a select few accredited credentials in the environmental profession. CESB’s guidelines for accreditation include consideration of:

•Validity of the certification examination program 
•Fairness of the procedures for determining applicant eligibility 
•Adequacy of requirements for ensuring maintenance and enhancement of professional qualifications (recertification) 
•Professionalism and independence of the certifying body 
•Openness of the program to public scrutiny 

As an accredited program ( Meets ASTM Standard E1929-98 for Personnel Certifications), the Institute has earned a significant role in CESB’s Board activities, including participation in the review of accreditation applications for other specialty certification programs.

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