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Accrediting Organizations

Our Partners in Continuing Education

Environmental compliance and training services offered by ABSG Consulting, Inc. Training Division have been selected for certification maintenance points and credit hours by the American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH), Institute of Hazardous Materials Management (IHMM), National Environmental Safety and Health Training Association (NESHTA, formally NETA), Board of Certified Safety Professional (BCSP), Board of Environmental Safety, & Health Auditor Certification (BEAC), American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA), National Environmental Health Association (NEHA), the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) and many State Bar Associations. See the individual course pages for their associated accreditations.


We want to thank all of the above organizations for accrediting all of our public, private and distance education courses. Your efforts and commitment to environmental excellence and education has provided thousands of environmental professionals with the skills they need to stay leaders in their industry.

With the support of these organizations, our nationally recognized instructors, committed staff, and our ISO Certification and GSA Schedule, ABSG Training Division has become the global leader in environmental training. We hope our efforts will provide all our students and participants the opportunity to gain knowledge and skills while earning the critical CMPs they need to stay certified with these organizations.

Accrediting organizations include:
American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH)

The American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH®), a non-profit corporation, was organized to improve the practice and educational standards of the profession of industrial hygiene. The activities presently engaged in for carrying out this purpose are:

  • Offering certification examinations to industrial hygienists with the required educational background and professional industrial hygiene experience;
  • Acknowledging individuals who successfully complete the examination by issuing a certificate;
  • Requiring Diplomats to maintain their certification by submitting evidence of continued professional development; and
  • Maintaining records and publishing a roster of certificate holders for the profession and the public

ABIH is a member of the Council of Engineering and Scientific Specialty Boards (CESB), which provides accreditation of certification programs. A list of accredited certification programs and information about certification can be obtained at

Visit ABIH on the Web at

American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA)

Founded in 1939, the American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) is a nonprofit organization with more than 75 local sections. AIHA's 12,000 members are highly educated professionals; 96 percent are college graduates, 61 percent hold master's degrees, and six percent possess doctoral degrees.

AIHA is one of the largest international associations serving the needs of occupational and environmental health professionals practicing industrial hygiene in industry, government, labor, academic institutions and independent organizations.

Visit AIHA on the Web at

Board of Environmental, Health & Safety Auditor Certifications (BEAC)

Board Environmental, Health & Safety Auditor Certifications (BEAC) is an independent, nonprofit corporation established in 1997 to issue professional certifications relating to environmental, health and safety auditing and other scientific fields. BEAC was originally created as a joint venture between The Institute of Internal Auditors (The IIA) and the Auditing Roundtable, Inc. (Roundtable).

BEAC has achieved remarkable success since its formation and has quickly established itself as the worldwide certification board of choice for top specialty auditors. BEAC is a member of the Council of Engineering and Scientific Specialty Boards (CESB), a third-party accreditation board. CESB has granted full accreditation to BEAC's Certified Professional Environmental Auditor (CPEA) certification. This recognition and accreditation is tangible evidence of BEAC's commitment to excellence of its CPEA program and provides assurance to applicants, certificants and employers of certificants that the BEAC CPEA certification program is operated consistent with recognized credentialing practices. For more information, visit

Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP)

The Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) is an Illinois non-profit corporation established in 1969. It operates solely as a peer certification board with the purpose of certifying practitioners in the safety profession. It is not a membership organization. Its functions include:

  • Setting standards related to professional safety practice.
  • Evaluating the academic and professional experience qualifications of safety professionals.
  • Administering examinations relating to professional safety knowledge and skills.
  • Establishing recertification standards in the Continuance of Certification (COC) program.
  • Authorizing individuals meeting BCSP standards and paying an annual renewal fee.

BCSP Designations:

  • Associate Safety Professional (ASP) [an interim designation to show progress toward the Certified Safety Professional]
  • Certified Safety Professional (CSP)

Visit BCSP on the Web at

International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET)

The International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET) is a nonprofit association dedicated to promoting quality continuing education and training programs. IACET certifies education providers who meet strict continuing education guidelines that were created in 1968. IACET certification is the standard of quality learners seek. IACET's criteria and guidelines are at the core of thousands of educational programs worldwide. To learn more, visit IACET at

Institute of Hazardous Materials Managers (IHMM)

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. IHMM's trademark CHMM program recognizes your expertise and opens new possibilities for you to make a significant impact on your community and your country. Corporations, universities and government agencies depend on the CHMM certification to identify hazardous materials professionals like you.

Only the Institute of Hazardous Materials Management (IHMM) offers the prestigious Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM) credential.

By achieving certification, you make it known that you are a qualified professional in the field. If you deal with hazardous or potentially hazardous materials in any capacity-hands-on or otherwise-join a professional movement toward respect and recognition. To learn more, visit IHMM at

National Environmental Health Association (NEHA)

The National Environmental Health Association (NEHA) had its origins in the state of California, where it was incorporated in 1937. The original impetus behind the creation of a national professional society for environmental health practitioners was the desire by professionals of that day to establish a standard of excellence for this developing profession. This standard, which has come to be known as the Registered Environmental Health Specialist/Registered Sanitarian (REHS/RS) credential, evidences that one has mastered a body of knowledge (which is verified through the passing of an examination) and has acquired sufficient experience, thereby indicating that work responsibilities in the environmental health field can be satisfactorily performed. The pioneers of the association believed that such a credential was necessary if the environmental health field was to grow and take shape as a legitimate and widely respected profession. Visit NEHA on the Web at

National Environmental, Safety and Health Training Association (NESHTA)

The National Environmental, Safety & Health Training Association (NESHTA) is a non-profit international society for environmental, safety and health, and other technical training and adult education professionals. From its founding in 1977 to the summer of 2003, it was known as the National Environmental Training Association (NETA).

Activities central to NESHTA's mission are the promotion of trainer competency through training and education standards, voluntary certification and peer networking.

NESHTA members subscribe to the philosophy that competent training and education is the most critical component in the effective implementation of safety, health and environmental programs, and that they have a professional responsibility to the people they train to continuously improve their training knowledge and skills. Visit NESHTA on the Web at

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