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

For students registered for the Professional Certificate on or before 12/31/2008, the requirements are outlined on the left side of the table below for the Construction Track, the General Industry Track and the Dual Certificate.

Students that registered for the Professional Certificate on 1/1/2009 or later should follow the requirements outlined on the right side of the table below for the Construction Track, the General Industry Track and the Dual Certificate.

Please review the information below before enrolling in a certificate program.

How do the different requirements for the Professional Certificate in Occupational Safety & Health affect me?

If you enroll in the Professional Certificate program prior to 12/31/2008, the new requirements do not affect you. Your required credits remain the same. Students who enrolled in the Professional Certificate program after 1/1/2009 will have to meet the new certificate requirements.

What are the requirements for the current Professional Certificate?
  • The current certificate, effective 1/1/2009, will have more required courses and fewer electives.
  • Upon completion, students will be required to have five years of construction or general industry safety experience.
A side-by-side comparison of the old and new certificate requirements.
2008 and Prior Current
Credits - Construction Track
8 Required + 16 Elective 20 Required + 4 Elective
Credits - General Industry Track
9 Required + 15 Elective 21 Required + 3 Elective
Total Credit Units Needed (Single Certificate, Either Track)
24 24
Total Credit Units Needed (Dual Certificate)
36 35
Number of Electives Available to Choose From
45 32

To be eligible for the 2008 Professional Certificate you must:

  • You were registered for the Professional Certificate on or before 12/31/2008.
  • You must complete all coursework by 12/31/2013.

Students who enroll in the Professional Certificate program after 1/1/2009 will have to meet the current Certificate requirements. If you are already enrolled in the 2008 Professional Certificate, you do not have to re-enroll as your program remains the same.

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.

Contact Us

If you have any questions about the Professional Certificate in Occupational Safety and Health, please email us or call us at (800) 358-9206.

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