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(CBRM­)Certified BioRecovery Master ­  (Grandfathering is Currently Closed)  Exam Accreditation currently in process. Exam is currently not available.  Candidates are welcome to apply.  Candidates will be notified once the exam is available.  Target is August 2020.

*Current CBRT status is a prerequisite

The CBRM is a Master level credential. This person can provide diversified industry expertise and is the highest-level credential currently available in the industry. *The CBRT is a prerequisite

● They demonstrate knowledge in Infection Control Risk Assessment (ICRA) in Critical Care Environments.

● They demonstrate knowledge in Bio Recovery Site Risk Assessment (BSRA)

● S-540 Crime and Trauma Standard

● They are familiar with CDC guidelines for infection control in health care facilities

● Can offer expertise in sanitation of FDA and USDA processing environments.

● They exhibit knowledge in biohazardous and hazardous materials.

● Are familiar with Biological Safety Environments and Pathogen Epidemiology.

● They hold another industry related third party credential

● They are familiar with FDA guidelines for GMP Cleaning and 6+Log Room Space Disinfection procedures for Aseptic Environments.

● Must pass a 100 point proctored exam with a score of 85 or better.

CBRM Application Requires Documentation on the following: 
Prerequisites to sit for the 100 question exam (85 Or Better Score)

Additional Third Party Certification*  (Please See below)
10 Years of Supervisory Experience as a CBRS (A CBRT will be accepted Until Jan 1, 2018.)


A 4-Year Post-Secondary Degree or its equivalent (30 Credit Hours) In Engineering, Environmental Science/Biology, Public Health, Industrial Hygiene or Related Field of Science

• Minimum of Five (5) Years of Documented Field Experience in Bio-Recovery / Infection Control Remediation. 

• 29 CFR 1910.120 HAZWOPER - Or Equivalent CBRNE, NFPA 472 Training (CURRENT)

(International HAZWOPER Consideration - Evidence of completion of the HAZWOPER Lecture will be considered Equivalent)

• Bloodborne Pathogen Standard 29 CFR 1910.1030 Training (CURRENT)


• OSHA 10 or 30hr General Construction or General Industry or International Equivalent. 

  IICRC HST - Health & Safety Technician, Australia White Card or Canadian CSTS-09

• Five projects that You Have completed that has showed your knowledge, Training and Leadership in the Bio-Recovery Field. This is to include a brief paragraph explaining the issues or peril and how corrective action was implemented.

• Must Have Third Party Accreditation or Training (See Examples Below)

Examples for Third Party Certifications for the CBRM* 
American Board of Industrial Hygiene -ABIH –
CIH - Certified Industrial Hygienist 
American Biosafety Association – ABSA - 
CBSP - Certified Biological Safety Professional 
American Council for Accredited Certification – 
CEICR - Certified Environmental Infection Control Remediator 
CEICS - Certified Environmental Infection Control Supervisor 
American Hospital Association
CHESP - Certified Healthcare Environmental Services Professional 
Association for Professionals in Infection Control – APIC 
CIC - Certified Infection Control 
OSHA - Outreach Trainer

Submission of another Accreditation or Other Countries Can Be Accepted Upon Verification and Approved by ABRA Education Committee


Localized State/Region level Accredited Certifications, Licensing or otherwise will not be accepted for the third party certification requirement for the CBRM as it does not meet the examples posted within the prerequisite requirements.  Example requirements posted reflect National or International recognized certifications.

Maintenance – Recertify Years With (25+ Hours Of CE) Attending ABRA Approved Conferences And Seminars.
*Current CBRT status is required to maintain the annual CBRM status. Requires a $250.00 Application/Exam Fee Renewal requires an annual fee of $125.00.   


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American Bio Recovery Association
300 New Jersey Avenue NW Suite 900 PMB #9031
Washington, DC 20001
Phone: 888-979-2272

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ABRA’s objective is “to achieve and maintain the highest levels of competence among members in the performance of their profession. To teach, instill and require the highest technical, ethical and educational standards.” ABRA certified firms are required to maintain proper insurance, OSHA compliance, Bloodborne Pathogen training records, respirator fit testing, proper handling of biohazardous waste and other laws or requirements in order to maintain good standing with the American Bio-Recovery Association aka ABRA.