National Credential
Credential: Certified Hazardous Materials Practitioner (CHMP)  ANSI resource
Credentialing Agency: Institute of Hazardous Materials Management (IHMM)

As a Certified Hazardous Materials Practitioner (CHMP) your job encompasses more than just environmental protection, waste management, dangerous goods transportation, safety, or materials handling. Candidates must have at least 5 years of relevant experience with responsibilities directly related to the handling of hazardous materials and/or waste in the workplace; or, an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree from an accredited college or university in hazardous materials management, environmental science, environmental management, or environmental technology, plus 3 years of relevant experience as described above. Candidates must pass a written exam.

More information can be found on the certifying agency's website.

Renewal Period: 5 years

Certified Hazardous Materials Practitioner (CHMP)

The following Army Occupations provide training and/or experience that contributes to attaining this credential:

Personnel Category Occupation Occupation Type Related As Promotion Points Skill Level Star Proponent Funded Gap Analysis
Enlisted 11B Infantryman MOS some  Promotion Points: This certification has been approved for promotion points. Click for more information.        
Enlisted 11C Indirect Fire Infantryman MOS some  Promotion Points: This certification has been approved for promotion points. Click for more information.        
Enlisted 12A Engineer Senior Sergeant MOS other          
Enlisted 12M Firefighter MOS other          
Enlisted 12N Horizontal Construction Engineer MOS some          
Enlisted 12Z Combat Engineering Senior Sergeant MOS other          
Enlisted 13B Cannon Crewmember MOS some  Promotion Points: This certification has been approved for promotion points. Click for more information.        
Enlisted 13M Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS)/High Mobility Artillery Rocket System (HiMARS) Crewmember MOS some  Promotion Points: This certification has been approved for promotion points. Click for more information.        
Enlisted 6Q Additional Duty Safety NCO ASI some          
Enlisted 74D Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) Specialist MOS some  Promotion Points: This certification has been approved for promotion points. Click for more information.        
Enlisted 88H Cargo Specialist MOS some  Promotion Points: This certification has been approved for promotion points. Click for more information.        
Enlisted 88K Watercraft Operator MOS other          
Enlisted 88L Watercraft Engineer MOS some  Promotion Points: This certification has been approved for promotion points. Click for more information.        
Enlisted 88M Motor Transport Operator MOS some  Promotion Points: This certification has been approved for promotion points. Click for more information.        
Enlisted 88N Transportation Management Coordinator MOS some  Promotion Points: This certification has been approved for promotion points. Click for more information.        
Enlisted 88U Railway Operations Crewmember (RC) MOS some          
Enlisted 89B Ammunition Specialist MOS most  Promotion Points: This certification has been approved for promotion points. Click for more information. II Star credentialStar    
Enlisted 89D Explosive Ordnance Disposal Specialist MOS most  Promotion Points: This certification has been approved for promotion points. Click for more information. II Star credentialStar    
Enlisted 94A Land Combat Electronic Missile System Repairer MOS some  Promotion Points: This certification has been approved for promotion points. Click for more information.        
Enlisted 94D Air Traffic Control Equipment Repairer MOS some  Promotion Points: This certification has been approved for promotion points. Click for more information.        
Enlisted 94E Radio Equipment Repairer MOS some  Promotion Points: This certification has been approved for promotion points. Click for more information.        
Enlisted 94F Computer/Detection Systems Repairer MOS some  Promotion Points: This certification has been approved for promotion points. Click for more information.        
Enlisted 94H Test, Measurement, and Diagnostic Equipment (TMDE) Maintenance Support Specialist MOS some  Promotion Points: This certification has been approved for promotion points. Click for more information.        
Enlisted 94M Radar Repairer MOS some  Promotion Points: This certification has been approved for promotion points. Click for more information.        
Enlisted 94P Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) Repairer MOS some  Promotion Points: This certification has been approved for promotion points. Click for more information.        
Enlisted 94R Avionic And Survivability Equipment Repairer MOS some  Promotion Points: This certification has been approved for promotion points. Click for more information.        
Enlisted 94S Patriot System Repairer MOS some  Promotion Points: This certification has been approved for promotion points. Click for more information.        
Enlisted 94T Short Range Air Defense System Repairer MOS some  Promotion Points: This certification has been approved for promotion points. Click for more information.        
Enlisted 94Y Automatic Test Systems Operator And Maintainer MOS some  Promotion Points: This certification has been approved for promotion points. Click for more information.        
Enlisted L5 Nuclear/Chemical (N/C) Reconnaissance ASI some          
Enlisted L6 Nuclear/Biological/Chemical (NBC) Reconnaissance ASI some          
Warrant Officer 740A Chemical, Biological, Radiological, and Nuclear (CBRN) Warrant Officer WOMOS most        
Warrant Officer 880A Marine Deck Officer WOMOS some        
Warrant Officer 890A Ammunition Warrant Officer WOMOS some        

Army Table Legend


Related As

The military occupations shown in this table are related to this credential in one of four ways: Most, Some, or Other.

Most: This credential is directly related to most of the major duties associated with the military occupation (at least 80%). Note that the credential may require additional education, training or experience before you are eligible for it.

Some: This credential is related to some tasks associated with the duties of the military occupation (related 80% to at least one or more critical tasks but less than 80% of all of the entire military occupation). Note that the credential may require additional education, training or experience before you are eligible for it.

Other: This credential is related to this military occupation, but is more advanced or specialized and therefore will likely require additional education, training, or experience.

Promotion Points Promotion Points icon

This credential has been approved for promotion points for this MOS towards promotion to Sergeant and Staff Sergeant. Clicking the Promotion Points icon will open a link to the promotion points fact sheet.

Skill Level Designation

Skill Level I: This skill level consists of all Soldiers in the ranks of Private (pay grade E-1) up to Specialist (pay grade E-4). Time in Service (TIS) is generally between initial entry and four Years of Service (YOS). This skill level is Entry-level positions requiring performance of tasks under direct supervision.

Institutional training:

  • Structured Self-Development (SSD) level I
  • Basic Leader Course (BLC)

Skill Level II: This skill level is obtained when promoted to Sergeant (paygrade E-5). TIS is generally between 4-8 YOS. Positions requiring performance of more difficult tasks under general supervision; and in some instances, involving supervision of Soldiers in SL1.

Institutional training:

  • Structured Self-Development (SSD) level II
  • Advance Leader Course (ALC)

Skill Level III: This skill level is obtained when promoted to Staff Sergeant (paygrade E-6). TIS is generally between 8-12 YOS. Positions requiring performance of still more difficult tasks and involving first line supervision of Soldiers in SL1 & SL2.

Institutional training:

  • Senior Leader Course (SLC)
  • Structured Self-Development (SSD) level III

Skill level IV: This skill level is obtained when promoted to the rank of Sergeant First Class (paygrade E-7). TIS is generally between 12-18 YOS. Positions requiring relatively detailed knowledge of all tasks specified for a given MOS, normally involving first-line supervision of Soldiers in SLs 1, 2, and 3, and involving managerial duties.

Institutional training:

  • Master Leader Course (MLC)
  • Structured Self-Development (SSD) level IV
  • Senior Enlisted Joint Professional Military Education (SEJPME) I Course

Skill level V: This skill level is obtained when promoted to the rank of Master Sergeant (paygrade E-8). TIS is generally between 18-22 YOS. Positions requiring direct and indirect leadership roles with expertise in company and battalion-level operations and competency across a given CMF, serving as members of a staff at every level in the Army, with a full understanding of the allocation of resources and their utilization in order to accomplish Army functions and missions.

Institutional training:

  • United States Army Sergeants Major Academy (USASMA)
  • Structured Self-Development (SSD) level V

Skill level VI: This skill level is obtained when promoted to the rank of Sergeants Major (paygrade E-9). TIS is generally between 22-30 YOS. Positions requiring organizational leadership roles with multi-dimensional expertise in units and teams on division, corps, and Army staffs, integrated with Joint, Interagency, Intergovernmental, and Multinational (JIIM) partners with a full understanding of the Force Generation process, operations at all echelons, and how the Army runs.

Star Credential Star icon

Star credentials are MOS enhancing, as designated by the Proponent. MOS enhancing credentials are directly related to an MOS or ASI, are taught either partially or completely as part of a Program of Instruction (POI), and improve the MOS technical proficiency.

Proponent Funded Funded icon

This icon indicates credentials which Soldiers may have funded through their MOS proponent. Some proponents offer credentialing opportunities in conjunction with military training and/or as part of MOS development beyond the training base.

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A detailed analysis comparing the credential requirements to the military occupation has been completed. Click on the gap analysis icon to view the analysis page.

Certified Hazardous Materials Practitioner (CHMP)

Eligibility Requirements ()

Note: This credential may have multiple options for becoming eligible. Listed below are the minimum requirements based on the minimum degree required. To view other options, see the Eligibility tab.

  • Credential Prerequisite
  • Experience: 5 years
  • Education
  • Training
  • Membership
  • Other
  • Fee

Exam Requirements ()

  • Written Exam
  • Oral Exam
  • Practical Exam
  • Performance Assessment

Renewal Period: 5 years

  • Continuing Education
  • Exam
  • Continuing Education OR Exam
  • Fee
  • Other

Institute of Hazardous Materials Management (IHMM)
11900 Parklawn Drive
Suite 450
Rockville, MD  20852
Phone: (301) 984-8969
Fax: (301) 984-1516
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Certified Hazardous Materials Practitioner (CHMP)

Option 1: Candidates must have at least 5 years of relevant experience with responsibilities directly related to the handling of hazardous materials and/or waste in the workplace. For details go to the Institute of Hazardous Materials Management web site.

Option 2: Candidates must have an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) degree from an accredited college or university in hazardous materials management, environmental science, environmental management, or environmental technology, plus 3 years of relevant experience. A copy of the transcript or diploma must be submitted.

The Certified Hazardous Materials Practitioner (CHMP) credential has the following other requirements:

  • Candidates must submit two endorsement forms.

Certified Hazardous Materials Practitioner (CHMP)

  • Identification, Handling, Shipment of Hazardous Materials in Compliance with Applicable U.S. Federal Laws & Regulations (40%)
  • Management of Emergencies & Incidents (E&I) (10%)
  • Sampling Analysis of Hazardous Materials/Waste (15%)
  • Site Investigation and Remediation (15%)
  • Program and Project Management (20%)

There are a number of resources available to help you prepare for the Certified Hazardous Materials Practitioner (CHMP) examination:

An additional resource is Safari Books Online, a searchable digital library that provides online access to thousands of books, training videos and conference sessions. See the Educational Resources page here on COOL to learn how to get free access.

Certified Hazardous Materials Practitioner (CHMP)

Renewal Period: 5 years

The Certified Hazardous Materials Practitioner (CHMP) credential has the following recertification information:

Candidates must demonstrate a total of at least 200 Certification Maintenance Points (CMPs) for his/her specific 5-year cycle. 
Points must be divided as listed below:

  • Up to 100 CMPs for Active Practice (employment)
  • At least 100 CMPs for Professional Development

Additional information regarding recertification can be found on the agency website.