The role of the person providing Environmental, Health and Safety plays a vital role in keeping workers and the community safe and healthy. However as the demand for environmental, health and safety personnel grows, so does the number of non-professionals attempting to fill this role.
Because every life is valuable - the International Board of Environmental Health and Safety was formed (1997) with the self-proclaimed mission of instilling professionalism in the environmental health and safety fields. In order to fulfill this mission true professionals were selected from their respective fields to establish a level of knowledge and skills needed to be competent. These competency requirements were adopted and established as certifications, and to further distinguish these certifications, each one is subjected to a rigorous accreditation process.
So when an individual achieves an IBOEHS certification they are truly displaying not only their competency but their mark of professionalism as well. Furthermore, IBOEHS certification examinations have a higher passing score requirement than any other certifications, meaning holders of an IBOEHS certification demonstrate their true desire for professionalism.
And, to ensure their professionalism remains strong, continuing education units are required for their certification renewals every two years.