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The MinER Center offers a B Reading training course led by Dr. Robert Cohen, MinER Center Director and certified NIOSH B Reader, and NIOSH certification exam at their location in Chicago, IL. The exam (offered in BViewer software) and equipment are the same as NIOSH. The exam is sent to NIOSH for scoring and they return the result.

A downloadable schedule and registration form is located below. Completed registration forms and question should be directed to Kathleen Kennedy (

Downloadable 2024 Schedule and Registration Form


2024 B Reading Exam Dates

Two sessions available each day: 8:00 am – 12:00 pm and 12:30 pm – 4:30 pm

Exam fee: $500.00 USD

03 April 2024

15 May 2024

26 June 2024

24 July 2024

28 August 2024

23 October 2024

27 November 2024


2024 B Reading Training Course and Exam Dates

8:30 am – 5:00 pm Days 1 and 2; 8:00 am – 1:00 pm Day 3

Course and exam fee: $2,135.00 USD

23 – 25 September 2024



Payment is acceptable by check only, made payable to University of Illinois Chicago. Payment may be made on the day of the course/exam, or mailed in advance to:

Dolores Weems

University of Illinois Chicago
School of Public Health (MC 923)
1603 W. Taylor St., Room 1027
Chicago, IL 60612