AIHce 2009 Expands Certification Options and Enhances Educational Offerings
Join OEHS professionals at the largest industrial hygiene gathering of the year
FAIRFAX, VA (April 8, 2009) ¾ Thousands of industrial hygiene and environmental health and safety professionals from around the globe will meet at the Metro Toronto Convention Centre, May 30-June 4, to take part in the 2009 American Industrial Hygiene Conference and Expo (AIHce). The American Industrial Hygiene Association (AIHA) and the American Conference of Governmental Industrial Hygienists (ACGIH) cosponsor AIHce.
This year, AIHce is pleased to offer an unprecedented five types of certification maintenance options and new electronic features for the majority of pre-conference professional development courses (PDC).
New to AIHce 2009 are certification points awarded by both the Board of Canadian Registered Safety Professionals (BCRSP) and the Canadian Registration Board of Occupational Hygienists (CRBOH). Incorporating these types of points not only enhances the value of AIHce but also truly embraces the 2009 theme of going “beyond borders,” serving the international community by working hand in hand with international certifying bodies.
AIHce has also been approved again for certification maintenance (CM) points by the American Board of Industrial Hygiene. Participants will be eligible to earn up to 6.5 CM points by choosing to attend PDCs and technical sessions throughout the week.
Pre-conference courses held on May 29-June 1 will offer participants the opportunity to earn continuance of certification (COC) points in conjunction with the CSP certification from the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) and continuing education units from AIHA, an approved provider for the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET).
Full information on what types of points will be awarded for attending the various education events at AIHce can be found at www.aihce2009.org under the education program/CM points tab.
New e-options have also been added to pre-conference courses via AIHA’s iWeb community. Downloadable pre-reads and electronic handouts along with online communities for collaborative learning are now available. Over 90% of all pre-conference courses will incorporate one or all of these new enhancements. These new features will not only allow registrants access to course information well in advance of AIHce, but they will also heighten and expand the participants’ learning experience beyond the course presentation.
For a full listing of course offerings, features, and other value added benefits go to: http://www.aiha.org/aihce09/docs/preconf-courses.pdf
This is just the beginning of what AIHce has to offer. Make sure your passport is up-to-date.
Online registration is still open. The deadline to register and receive the extended early-bird rate is April 30. Conference attendees can avoid the lines at on-site registration by registering at www.aihce2009.org. In today’s economy, OEHS professionals need to stay up-to-date on current topics and trends. No matter where they are in their career, AIHce will help them take the next step.