Certified Material Handling Specialist

100% online, self-paced course format

Professional Credential: IASHEP-Certified Material Handling Specialist (CMHS)

(Note: Refresher certification is required every three years to maintain professional credential.) Renewal fee is: $150

Non-discrimination Policy:

IASHEP is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free of all forms of discrimination

Course Introduction:

The hazards of moving employees and heavy materials require a wide variety of protective measures for employees on the construction site. This course will teach you about regulatory requirements and safe use for this equipment. The course covers safe rigging and slings for proper lifting and safety requirements for specific types of cranes, derricks, hoists, elevators, conveyors and forklifts.

Learning Outcome:

Upon successful completion of this course, the student will be able to identify safety requirements pertaining to cranes and derricks, identify general safety requirements for material hoists, personnel hoists and elevators and best practices and techniques for rigging and slings used for proper lifting.

Our Materials Handling Equipment (CMHS) certification covers:

  • OSHA & ANSI Standards
  • Cranes and Derricks
  • Crawler, Locomotive, and Truck Cranes
  • Hammerhead Tower Cranes
  • Overhead and Gantry Cranes
  • Floating Cranes and Derricks
  • Helicopter Cranes
  • And much more!


This course will be valuable for:

  • Construction Personnel
  • Safety, Health and Environmental Professionals,
  • Safety & Health Committee Members
  • Government Inspectors
  • Construction Managers & Supervisors
  • General Industry Personnel
  • Safety & Health Professionals
  • Training Managers
  • Industrial Hygienists
  • Environmental Professionals


Students completing the course must take a proctored final exam.  A score of 80% on the final exam is necessary to receive your personalized certificate of completion. The student gets three (3) attempts to pass the course.

After signing up for this course IASHEP will send you a link to the LMS class