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The Professional Certificate in Occupational Safety and Health can be earned from UCSD's OSHA Training Institute Education Center by completing one of two sets of required and elective courses.

What are the requirements for the Professional Certificate?
  • Upon completion, students will be required to have five years of construction or general industry safety experience. This is required in order to take the OSHA 500 or OSHA 501 Trainer Course. To qualify for either of these courses: you must have five years of construction or general industry safety experience, a college degree in occupational safety and health, a Certified Safety Professional (CSP), Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH), Certified Safety & Health Technician (CSHT) or Certified Safety & Health Manager (CSHM) designation in the applicable training area may be substituted for two years of experience with proper documentation.
  • Be able to participate in daytime intensive courses. These courses are not available online. We offer courses throughout Region IX, which includes Arizona, California, Guam, Hawaii and Nevada. To check your current status go to My Extension and follow instructions to see how many credits you have completed and the status of your certificate registration.

The certificate program in Public Sector Safety & Health Fundamentals supports OSHA's mission by training public sector employees in occupational safety and health to reduce incident rates for workers in state and local governments. Participants have the opportunity to earn certificates for Construction and General Industry training.

Participants may earn a safety training certificate for Construction or General Industry after successfully completing a minimum of seven courses, comprised of a minimum of 68 contact hours of training.

Participants can choose from a variety of topics such as occupational safety and health standards for the construction or general industry, safety and health management, accident investigation, fall hazard awareness, and recordkeeping. Courses are available at OSHA Training Institute (OTI) Education Centers nationwide. Visit the U.S. Department of Labor website for additional information.

How to Apply:

  1. Review program requirements to determine the appropriate certificate program (Construction or General Industry).
  2. Find and register for courses on osha.ucsd.edu
  3. Upon completion of required courses, download an application form for General Industry or Construction.
  4. Submit the completed form and supporting documentation to the OTI Education Center.

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