We’re moving!


The IPEP and ABIH offices are moving (just one building over)! Our office will be closed from Wednesday, July 12, 2017 through Friday, July 14, 2017. Normal business hours will resume on Monday, July 17, 2017. Our new address is:

6005 West St. Joseph Highway
Suite 300
Lansing, MI 48917

Please direct all mail to our new address starting immediately. Our phone number and email addresses will remain the same.


 

New Video!

Check out our new YouTube video!

It explains what an Environmental Professional does and it also explains about our two qualifications. Share it with your colleagues or anyone wanting to know more about becoming an environmental professional!

Don’t Forget


Don't forget, our mailing address and email addresses have changed since July 2016! Find our contact info below:

6015 West St. Joseph Highway, Suite 102
Lansing, MI 48917
Diana Kobus, Executive Director - diana@ipep.org (517) 853-5761
Liz Root, Certification and Executive Assistant - ipep@ipep.org (517) 853-5766

WEFTEC 2017


WEFTEC 2017 is September 30- October 4 2017 in Chicago, IL.

IPEP will be attending the expo from October 2-4 in booth 6332. Come see us!

AHMP 2017 Annual Conference

The Alliance for Hazardous Materials Professionals will be holding their annual conference in Fort Worth, Texas from August 27-30. Click here for more information.

 

Celebrating New Staff and Our First Year in Lansing

Join us in welcoming Liz Root, IPEP's new Certification and Executive Assistant, and in celebrating our first year at our new location at the ABIH headquarters in Lansing, MI!

We'll see you in person at the AIHce conference in Seattle this June, and you can find us anytime with the following contact information:

6015 West St. Joseph Highway, Suite 102
Lansing, MI 48917
Diana Kobus, Executive Director - diana@ipep.org (517) 853-5761
Liz Root, Certification and Executive Assistant - ipep@ipep.org (517) 853-5766

 

National Solar Jobs Census

Interested in the solar industry?  Click here for information on employment and workforce trends from The Solar Foundation in their new National Solar Jobs Census.

IPEP/ABIH Joint Announcement

IPEP/ABIH Joint Announcement
January 25, 2016

The governing bodies of The Institute of Professional Environmental Practice® (IPEP®) and the American Board of Industrial Hygiene® (ABIH®) announce a new collaboration in 2016 to bring their respected credentials, the Qualified Environmental Professional (QEP)/Environmental Professional In-Training (EPI) and the Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH), to a wider audience of professionals.

Independent governance of each organization and credential will remain intact, although the organizations will be sharing operations and management services, allowing a greater portion of existing operational resources to be allocated to innovation and outreach. IPEP operations will move from Pittsburgh, PA, to ABIH headquarters in Lansing, MI.

Many environmental professionals are responsible for issues of worker health and safety on the job, and many industrial hygienists must account for the environmental impact of processes inside and outside of facilities in order to provide informed and proper care for workers.  The leadership of both organizations recognized the synergies in their respective practice fields and has resolved to bring that spirit to the operations and outreach of both organizations moving forward, resulting in improved public recognition of credentialed-practitioners and better public protection.

“The industries that challenge themselves to continually develop and build are the ones that ultimately prosper.  Each of our organizations brings different perspectives to the table, and we are committed to building on our strengths together.  We are excited about the start of this collaboration and the possibilities that it opens up for our practitioners to improve the practice of environmental professionals around the world.”
J. Cressend Schonberg, QEP, Chair
The Institute of Professional Environmental Practice
“Our mission is to protect the public by providing high-quality credentials for our practitioners that are meaningful to employers.  While this collaboration is a groundbreaking change for our boards, our practitioners already recognize the opportunities and similarities between our two professions.  Many Certified-Industrial Hygienists® (CIHs) do environmental work, and many Qualified Environmental Professionals (QEPs) hold the CIH® credential.  Our new relationship will help both organizations to grow and thrive, and more importantly, it will enable our practitioners to keep individuals and families healthy and safe in every environment.”
Susan Ripple, CIH, Chair
American Board of Industrial Hygiene

NAEM’s “EHS Career Profiles & Skills for Success”

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NAEM's EHS Career Profiles & Skills for Success report is now available.  Visit naem.org to download the full report or a copy of the free Executive Summary. Visit our Events Calendar for upcoming webinars from NAEM and more events from all of our Participating Organizations.

Updated Member Rosters

Updated QEP, EPI, and Emeritus member rosters are now available on the Member Rosters page.  Current members can also access our full member directory at any time by logging in to their member accounts through the Member Login link.