Welcome to ACHMM India Chapter

Department of Civil Engineering, Bangalore institute of Technology, K.R. Road, Bangalore

General Information :

ACADEMY OF CERTIFIED HAZARDOUS MATERIALS MANAGERS (ACHMM) is a professional membership organization founded by Environmental Professionals and Certified Hazardous Material Managers to foster, fellowship ,offer networking opportunities and balanced educational program for professional development in Hazardous Material Management. ACHMM is a recognized leader and resource for those practicing Environmental, Health , Safety and Management. ACHMM is headquartered in Bethesda , Maryland, just outside Washington DC , USA.  Since December  2008 the academy's name has been changed to ALLIANCE OF HAZARDOUS MATERIALS PROFESSIONALS (AHMP)

The ACHMM-India Chapter was inaugurated on February 6, 2006 with over 200 Indian dignitaries and a team of distinguished CHMM's from the USA. The ACHMM-India Chapter is located in Bangalore at Bangalore Institute of Technology ( BIT ), K.R Road VV Pura, Bangalore, a premiere engineering institution affiliated to Visvesvaraya Technological University, Belgaum, Karnataka, India.

The main objective of the ACHMM-India Chapter is to bring together regulatory agencies, academia and industry to interact and initiate discussions on problems related to Hazardous Material and Environmental Pollution Control issues. To achieve this goal, the ACHMM-India Chapter is continuously organizing several workshops, seminars and technical presentations by involving local, national and international experts.

Certified Hazardous Materials Managers (CHMM) examination is conducted by Institute of Hazardous Materials Managers (IHMM), at USA.   Due to persistent appeal from the India Chapter,  IHMM has arranged on-line CHMM examination to be conducted at various centers in India since January 2010.  Please contact Secretary, ACHMM-India Chapter for more details about on-line CHMM examination.  The ACHMM-India Chapter encourages the Environmental Professionals to pass the examination to become Certified Hazardous Materials Managers.

Overview courses on Hazardous Materials Management are arranged regularly to train environmental professionals  The ACHMM-India Chapter organized the First Overview Course on Hazardous Materials Management from 3rd to 5th February 2006. The second Essentials of Hazardous Materials Management Training Course was conducted from February 1-3,2008. This was followed by a National Seminar on Hazardous Hazardous Materials Management from 4-5, 2008.

BIT and its management the Vokkaligara Sangha continue to be generous in extending their support for the infrastructure , growth and development of the ACHMM-India Chapter. In recognition of providing these services to environmental community, the ACHMM-India Chapter , BIT and Vokkaligara Sangha were honoured with the prestigious " Sponsor Appreciation Award" at ACHMM's  conference of August  2006 at Orlando , Florida , USA and again in September 2009 at the AHMP Conference at San Diego, California, USA.