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Registered Specialists - SDS and Label Authoring
A Note from AIHA Registry Programs
The SDS and Label Authoring Registry program recognizes chemical hazard communication and environmental health professionals who specialize in authoring safety data sheets (SDS) and labels. This Registry program was developed through a partnership with the Society for Chemical Hazard Communication (SCHC) to assure the recognition of competent professionals. To gain the Registered Professional SDS and Label Author credential, an individual must meet the established qualifications and must demonstrate competency in the skills and knowledge defined by the program’s Body of Knowledge. This AIHA Registry Program is the first EHS Specialty Credential that provides recognition for individuals who have expertise in this area.
Registration through application and successful completion of the competency assessment will allow registrants to engage in the full benefits of the SDS and Label Authoring Registry program. Some of those benefits include:
- Listing on the Registry's database for consumer and industry access
- Recognition as a credentialed professional among your peers
- Use of SDSRP (Safety Data Sheet Registered Professional) designation
Registered Specialist Credential Renewal Scheme
Registered Professionals may now submit information documenting professional development, presentations given, volunteer service, employment, etc., to maintain the credential, or they may renew via examination.
Take the SDS and Label Authoring Registry Assessment Online
AIHA Registry Programs now offers qualified SDS and Label Authoring Registry candidates the option to take the competency assessment online via a remote proctoring solution. Candidates may schedule their preferred assessment date and time through our remote proctoring partner, ProctorU, and may use their own computer for the assessment.
Registry RECON Blog (link: https://www.aiha.org/Registries/RegistryRecon/default.aspx)
The Registry RECON blog brings you timely, original content, including:
- Industry Trends & Insights
- AIHA Registry Program News
- Policy Updates & Impact
- Registered Professional Interviews
- Insider Event Coverage
On the Horizon
The SDS and Label Authoring Registry has completed a Body of Knowledge update and will be administering a new version of the assessment starting in Fall 2017. This change is planned to begin with the assessment given at the Fall SCHC Meeting.
- Application Fee/Renewal Fee: $100
- Competency Assessment/Exam Fee: $200
- Remote Proctoring Fee (optional): $50
- Retest Exam Fee: $150
- Annual Registration Fee: $50
Applications are valid for one year from submittal date. The assessment/exam must be scheduled and completed within one year of application acceptance.
The exams will continue to be offered at AIHA and SCHC meetings, in addition to the remote proctored option. We can also work with groups of candidates within a geographic area or within a corporation to schedule and proctor a special examination session. Contact us if you are interested in sponsoring an examination session in your area or at your company.
All the best,
We are excited to continue promoting the importance of the SDS and Label Authoring Registry and look forward to sharing more with you in the future.
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