- Written by Mark Baumgardner CHMM
IHMM made its support of the Alliance for Hazardous Materials Professionals (AHMP) well known at the recent AHMP 30th Annual Conference in Fort Worth, Texas. “We continue to support the turnaround of the AHMP and appreciated having a prominent role in the conference,” said Allison King, IHMM Board Chair.
IHMM held its third quarter Board Meeting in association with the AHMP event. This helped bolster attendance and “room nights” at the conference. To facilitate interaction between the IHMM Board and the AHMP Board, IHMM supported a reception for the organizations’ leaders. IHMM also held its annual Fellows’ Breakfast during the conference.
IHMM had a double booth at the conference, where current and perspective certificants could sit down with the IHMM staff and get their questions answered on qualifications necessary for applications, testing, certification, recertification and fees. The IHMM booth was set up “lounge style” and became a gathering place for Certificants to reconnect and mingle.
IHMM was also a Silver Sponsor of the AHMP Conference. This enabled Allison King, IHMM Board Chair, to introduce the keynote speaker, and to update the AHMP membership on the status of the IHMM during the Awards Breakfast. As an additional show of support, IHMM bought the back cover page advertisement in the AHMP conference brochure.
IHMM staff administered two live-proctored exams in Ft. Worth – the CHMM and the CDGP. These followed training classes conducted by AHMP.
IHMM values its relationship with AHMP and our Board of Directors continues to look for ways to support the turnaround at AHMP and leverage the resources of both organizations to a maximum effect.