The Value of ISHM Certifications

While it is often difficult to quantify the value of professional certification it is without a doubt beneficial to your professional career.

Specifically the Safety Certifications / Designations offered by ISHM demonstrate:

  • A comprehensive review of the current body of knowledge for which the professional safety manager is accountable
  • Sharpening of skills and knowledge not used daily
  • Demonstrates your commitment to expertise and knowledge in professional safety management
  • Enables you to maintain currency due to the 5 year recertification process (Accumulation of CEU’s)
  • ISHM credentials validate your safety management skills and knowledge.
  • Shows employers and clients that you are qualified and committed to your profession

ISHM certifications are the only certifications that focus entirely on the safety management process. For more information see the Certification Guide.

Besides pursuing a certification that fits your needs and reflects your commitment it is important to choose a certification that is accredited by an organization or association that monitors and upholds prescribed standards for the particular industry involved. The CSHM is accredited by the Council on Engineering Standards boards (CESB), a leader in setting quality standards for credentialing organizations.

Certified Safety and Health Manager


The Certified Safety and Health Manager program is designed to provide recognition of those who can apply a broad range of safety and health management tools. It identifies professionals who demonstrate knowledge of EHS management skills and techniques through, education, examination and experience. Learn more about the CSHM.

Associate Safety and Health Manager


The ASHM designation recognizes safety and health management professionals who are ready to apply a broad range of safety and health management tools. The designation is a building block toward the Certified Safety and Health Manager (CSHM) certification. There are several combinations of education and experience that can qualify a person for this value added designation. Learn more about the ASHM.

Certified Safety Management Practitioner


The Certified Safety Management Practitioner program is designed to recognize those whose duties include performing occupational safety and health management activities either on a part-time or full-time basis and recognizes those who have taken a less formal safety and health education path. These professionals demonstrate their capabilities through experience and examination. Learn more about the CSMP.