Tom Grumbles

Welcome Applicants!

Thank you for your interest in advancing your career by obtaining a BGC credential. On behalf of the BGC Board and Staff, I wish you success in achieving this tangible expression of your dedication to the health of people and the environment.

BGC certification enables you to establish your professional-level knowledge and skills as an EHS practitioner. My BGC credential has provided opportunities that would not have been possible if I had not taken the time and effort required to achieve it. A BGC credential is a globally-respected standard that is only granted to those who meet our education and experience requirements along with successfully completing an examination. Once granted, you can proudly use your BGC designation as long as you follow our certification maintenance process and uphold the BGC Code of Ethics.

Our staff is here to help you with any questions that might arise during your journey to join the BGC family. We are committed to world-class customer service and value your feedback on any areas of excellence or where we can improve.

Tom Grumbles, CIH, CPPS, FAIHA
BGC Chair (2022)

CIH - Industrial Hygiene

The Certified Industrial Hygienist® (CIH®) credential is the global standard for certification in protecting the health and safety of workers and the public by anticipating, recognizing, evaluating, and controlling chemical, physical, ergonomic, or biological hazards, including COVID-19.

EPI - Environmental

The Environmental Professional In-Training® (EPI®) is for environmental professionals who have entered the field within the last five years or for students about to graduate.

QEP - Environmental

The Qualified Environmental Professional® (QEP®) is the first and only multi-media, multi-disciplinary, fully-accredited credential for environmental professionals possessing a broad perspective along with the knowledge and skills to solve real-world problems.

CPPS - Product Stewardship

The Certified Professional Product Steward® (CPPS®) credential demonstrates one’s responsible management of raw materials, intermediate materials, and consumer products throughout their lifecycle and across the value chain to prevent or minimize negative impacts and maximize value to human health and safety and to the environment.

CPSA - EHS Auditing

The Certified Process Safety Auditor® (CPSA®) credential demonstrates one’s practice of today’s auditing procedures, processes, and techniques related to process safety.

CPEA - EHS Auditing

The Certified Professional Environmental Auditor® (CPEA®) credential demonstrates one’s practice of today’s ever-changing EHS regulations and related auditing procedures, processes, and techniques.