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Essentials of Hazardous Materials Management (EHMM) Course  

The Essentials of Hazardous Materials Management (EHMM) is the premier course designed for environmental, health, safety and security (EHS&S) professionals.  It introduces new EHS&S professionals to a broad overview of hazardous materials including their use, regulations, shipping, storing, and handling and is an excellent refresher for seasoned professionals. The course provides continuing education credits for maintaining many certifications including but not limited to the CHMM, CHMP, CSP, CIH, and offers the opportunity to refresh professionals of the many topics covered during credentialing exams.  The course is also an opportunity for networking with fellow EHS&S professionals attending the class as well as with the subject matter experts presenting the course.

This course runs Tuesday - Friday 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM each day after the annual PDS.  A e-copy or the 4th Edition of the AHMP Desk Reference, slide deck and certification of completion are included.


The Essentials of Hazardous Materials Management (EHMM) course is an excellent educational program for EHS&S professionals. The course, which is managed by the Alliance of Hazardous Materials Professionals (AHMP), is a cross-training tool that helps EHS&S professionals quickly and effectively obtain knowledge in new areas as well as areas that have been added to their job responsibilities. It also helps those new to the profession gain a foundation and prepare for the Certified Hazardous Materials Manager® (CHMM®) designation examination. It does not guarantee passage of the CHMM® national certification exam.

Both the Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM®) and the Certified Hazardous Materials Practitioner (CHMP) credentials are accredited by the American National Standards Institute (ANSI) and meets ANSI/ISO/IEC 17024, the International Standard for Personnel Certification Programs.  The Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM®) credential is also 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. As an accredited program, 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.

This course provides instruction on laws and regulations as well as technologies and practices in an overview fashion that highlights and emphasizes what is important for a hazardous materials manager to know and provides essential information for the hazardous materials manager to better conduct his/her job.


EHMM Topics Covered:

Foundational Principles


Chemistry Principles

Chemical Hazards


Basic Industrial Hygiene


Indoor Air Quality

Radiation Science and Safety

Flammable Materials

Geology and Hydrogeology

Environmental Regulations & Remediation

Environmental Federal Laws, Regulations, and Standards

National Environmental Policy Act

Pollution Prevention

Air Quality and Air Pollutant Management

Water Programs

Waste Management

Underground Storage Tanks

Toxic Substances Control Act

Federal Insecticide, Fungicide, and Rodenticide Act

Hazardous Materials Transportation

Regulatory Compliance Audits

Environmental Evaluations and Assessments

Environmental Sampling

Remediation Technologies


Comprehensive Environmental Response, Compensation, and Liability Act

Managing Disasters, Emergencies & Security

Disasters Releasing Hazardous Materials

Human Health Risk Assessment

Emergency Preparedness and Response

Chemical and Biological Weapons

Homeland Security

Disaster Recovery and Business Continuity Planning

Occupational Health & Safety Regulations and Programs

Occupational Safety and Health Overview

Hazard Communication Standard

Laboratory Safety

Bloodborne Pathogens

Personal Protective Equipment

Permit-Required Confined Spaces

Control of Hazardous Energy


Process and Risk Safety Management

Soft Skills

Organizational and Management Theory

Management Systems

Project Management

Training and Communication

Professional Development and Associate Memberships

The Global Future


Participants taking the virtual offering will receive an extensive course. This will assist participants to prepare for the CHMM® national examination as well as help them perform their job duties and responsibilities.

Who Should Attend:

  • Experienced individuals such as technicians, engineers, scientists, facility supervisors and managers, and or regulators, who have assigned duties or responsibilities, related to management of hazardous materials and environmental, health and safety (EHS) issues.
  • New individuals to the EHS&S area who need a broad overview of the field.
  • Candidates for the CHMM or CHMP exam

While targeted for experienced professionals and technicians, there are no prerequisites to take this training course. However, there are prerequisites for qualifying to take the subsequent IHMM examination.

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