The Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM) exam evaluates candidates seeking professional certification in the field of hazardous materials management. The examination is designed to evaluate a candidate’s knowledge of concepts, regulations, and practices of hazardous materials management. The examination is the first step in obtaining certification.

Test design

The CHMM exam is a computer-based test (CBT) consisting of 140 multiple-choice questions. You will have three hours to complete the exam. The exam is completed on a computer at testing facilities located worldwide.

The test consists of twelve duty areas with specific tasks for each duty area:

  • Planning for Materials with Hazards – 7.9%
  • Shipping and Transporting Materials and Hazards – 7.6% of the test
  • Storing Materials with Hazards – 8.5% of the test
  • Facility Operations Involving Materials with Hazards – 8.2% of the test
  • Disposition of Materials with Hazards – 11.8% of the test
  • Record Keeping and Reporting – 5.2% of the test
  • Training Personnel – 8.8% of the test
  • Response and Recovery – 9.4% of the test
  • Remediation – 8.1% of the test
  • Management Systems – 7.8% of the test
  • Environmental Studies – 4.7% of the test
  • Health and Safety – 12.0% of the test


The cost of the Certified Hazardous Materials Manager exam is $175.00. Payment is made online with a credit/debit card.

Delivery method and registration

The exam is delivered through the proctored Kryterion HOST network at computer-testing facilities located worldwide. Test dates and hours are determined by the individual testing facility and have a variety of testing dates, with most centers closed for holidays and weekends.

You will register online. You will submit an application packet that will include your official transcripts, work experience, professional experience, and professional references. After you complete your application, you will move to the payment page and submit the testing fee via credit or debit card. After payment, you will have 12 months to schedule and take the exam.

You are allowed to use a four-function, or non-programmable scientific calculator during the exam. You are not allowed any calculator that you can enter and retrieve information.

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Test Day

Arrive at the testing center 15 minutes before your scheduled appointment. You are required to present your “Authorization to Test” along with two forms of photo ID, one of which must be government-issued identification such as a driver’s license or passport. If accommodation is needed for you to complete your exam, you must make arrangements with the testing facility in advance.

As mentioned, you will be allowed to use a four-function or non-programmable scientific calculator during the exam. No other tools or personal items are allowed. Your examination clock begins when you start the exam. When you are finished, you are given an opportunity to review questions and make changes, should time allow. Once you are satisfied with your answers, you will log off to formally submit your exam for scoring.

Exam results and scoring

Only correct responses are scored, and incorrect or unanswered questions are not penalized. For that reason, it behooves you to answer as many questions as you can, utilizing your experience, and knowledge to find the best answer through the method of elimination.

Before you leave the testing center, you will receive unofficial results, and the official results will be sent via email to you within three weeks of the exam date. The Certified Hazardous Materials Manager exam is pass or fail. There is no numerical score.

Once you have passed the exam, you may complete your application to receive your certification. Should your application be denied after passing the exam, you may appeal.

Preparing for the Certified Hazardous Material Manager exam

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