Academy of Certified
Hazardous Materials Managers
In 1995, Academy of Hazardous Materials Management (ACHMM), today known as the Alliance of Hazardous Materials Professionals™, was incorporated as an independent 501(c)(3) nonprofit membership organization. Today, through an affiliation agreement, ACHMM and IHMM work together to guarantee the success of individual CHMMs and the CHMM® program.
The ACHMM is a membership organization dedicated to fostering professional development and focused on becoming the recognized global leader and resource for hazardous materials professionals through continuing education, peer group interaction, the exchange of ideas and information relating to hazardous materials management. ACHMM is comprised of 56 Chapters with over 4,000 members in 37 States, the District of Columbia and Guam.
In December 2008, the ACHMM membership voted to change the name of the organization to the Alliance of Hazardous Materials Professionals (AHMP).
The ACHMM also is the membership organization for individuals who have successfully completed the education, experience, and testing requirements necessary to become a Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM). The CHMM program is administered by the Institute of Hazardous Materials Management (IHMM).
The Heartland Chapter is located in the area around Kansas City, Missouri and Lawrence, Kansas. The mission of the Heartland Chapter is to provide professional association activities, for CHMMs and Associates in the "Heartland of America". Activities are dedicated to fostering continuing education, peer group interaction and technology exchange; coordinating CHMM review courses and examinations; and promoting the recognition of the CHMM certification as the accepted standard for the profession.