Reactivating Your CIH Certification
Practitioners who gave up a BGC certification are able to recertify depending on how they were decertified.
If you are de-certified ...
|... and you want to recertify ...||you may recertify by ...|
|For any reason except an ethics sanction||At any time||Taking the examination: complete at least 2 hours of ethics training in the previous 60 months, pay reapplication & exam fees, and Apply for Recertification.|
|By Voluntary Surrender or BGC Retirement||Before your cycle ends||Submitting a written request, paying the annual fees.|
≤ 5 months after your cycle ends
|Submitting acceptable CM Points for the previous CM cycle. Paying the current annual fees and late CMP submission fee (if due).|
|> 5 months after your cycle ends||Submitting acceptable CM Points submission for the previous 60 months. Paying the current annual fees and a processing fee.|
By failing to submit acceptable CMP records
Submitting CM Points for the previous 60-months immediately preceding the reactivation request
Including proof-of-participation records to support that the minimum CMP requirements were achieved (you will be audited).
Submit the CM By Exam form (must be a former CIH certifed in the Comprehensive Practice of industrial hygiene).
Complete at least 2 hours of ethics training within the previous 60 months.
Pay the $350 reactivation examination fee plus any unpaid annual fees, current, back, and late fees.
Failing to pay annual fees
|Before your cycle ends||Submitting a written request. Paying the current annual fee plus all back fees.|
|After the cycle ends||Submitting acceptable CM Points for the previous 60 months. Paying the current annual fee, all back fees, activation fee, and a late CMP submission fee if due.|
When a former Diplomate is reactivated, BGC will issue a new certificate, certification letter, digital badge, and will publish the person’s name on the BGC Diplomate Public Rosters.
The Diplomate's previous certification number will be reassigned only if the reactivation request is approved before the expiration date of the most recently issued (but now invalid) BGC certificate. The paper certificate expiration date is five months after the end of the previous CM cycle.
CIH CM Handbook