Certified Occupational Hygienist (COH)® are entitled to use the post-nominals COH.
Applicants must be Full members, have completed relevant tertiary studies, working in the field of occupational hygiene or one of its specialist branches for more than five years in a professional capacity.
COHs must be able to demonstrate on an ongoing basis to the AIOH Council and Certification Board that a satisfactory level of professional competence is maintained.
The reward for becoming a COH is the personal satisfaction of knowing you have achieved the highest standard in Australia and you are recognised for your knowledge and experience by professional industry peers and colleagues.
Members who achieve this status are entitled to use the post-nominals COH.
Members who have attained Certification have:
completed relevant tertiary studies
been working in the field of occupational hygiene or one of its specialist branches for more than five years in a professional capacity
demonstrated to the AIOH Council that they have achieved a satisfactory level of professional knowledge, competence, communication skills and knowledge of Australian OHS legislation through successful completion of an oral examination
continue to demonstrate an ongoing commitment to excellence and maintaining their professional currency through ongoing professional development
From 1 August 2020, occupational hygienists with certification from other IOHA associations are welcome to apply for the AIOH COH as there is mutual recognition of their qualifications and experience. This is consistent with the requirements for certification with other IOHA associations. There will be a requirement to sit the oral examination.