Workplace Safety & Health Professional Certificate

By choosing this program, you will have become part of one of the most comprehensive and rigorous certificate programs available. If you are looking for a thorough understanding of the challenges of workplace safety and health and the knowledge to be able to mitigate and/or overcome them ‐ this is your program. Looking for an easy way to get a certificate? ‐ this is not the program for you. This comprehensive program provides certificate candidates with a thorough understanding of the challenges of workplace safety and health and the knowledge to be able to mitigate and/or overcome them. The curriculum includes core requirements and electives that allow participants to design the program best suited to their needs.

Though there are no educational requirements to enter the program, some classes require math and/or science knowledge and/or skills. Participants must also have professional level English language proficiency in reading comprehension, vocabulary, written expression and oral presentation. Candidates must attend all sessions and pass written exams to receive credit towards SCERC Workplace Safety and Health Professional Certificate. Elect the Workplace Safety & Health Professional Certificate or to upgrade to the Hazardous Substance Specialty.

*Most courses completed through the OSHA Training Institute at UC San Diego are accepted as either alternatives for required courses or as electives if taken within the last two years. Credit is determined on a case‐by‐case basis.

Enrollment Fee:

Fee to Enroll as a Candidate for any Workplace Safety & Health Professional Certificate — $150 (You will be eligible for the discounted Certificate Candidate fee for all required and elective classes.)

Payment Options:

Paying by credit card: All major credit cards accepted. Complete credit card information online or call 310/206‐2304.
Paying by check: Payable to University of California Regents
Phone registration: Call 310/206‐2304

 

Additional Information

    You have five years from your enrollment date to complete the program. In the case of hardship, you may apply for an extension.

    You do not have to take the courses in any particular order.

    Though there are no educational requirements to enter the program, some classes require math and/or science knowledge and/or skills. Participants must also have professional level English language proficiency in reading comprehension, vocabulary, written expression and oral presentation. The Program does not provide remedial classes. If necessary, you are expected to bring your skills up to the required level on your own.

    Fee to Enroll as a Candidate for any Workplace Safety & Health Professional Certificate — $150

    (You will be eligible for the discounted Certificate Candidate fee for all required and elective classes.)

    Advanced Payment Discount (Core) -- $3,307 (covers all core requirements)

    Advanced Payment Discount (Core Plus) -- $3,844 (covers all core requirements and electives)

    Advanced Payment Discount -- As a hedge against future fee increases, if you wish, you can pay in advance for either All Core Required Courses (leaving only the electives to be paid as you register for them) or All Core Required Courses Plus Electives.

    All Core Required Courses (not including electives) - $3,307

    Compare:

    Total Cost for These Courses at Early Bird Rates - $3,674

    Total Cost for These Courses at Standard Rates - $5,184

    All Core Required Courses plus electives - $3,844

    Compare:

    Total Cost for These Couses at Early Bird Rates - $4,271

    Total Cost for These Courses at Standard Rates - $5,883

    You must register for each course you wish to attend.

    If you do not choose the discount advanced payment, you will be charged the lowest rate offered for that course as long as you register no less than 10 working days prior to the first day of the class.

    If you choose the discount advanced payment, you must register at least 10 working days prior to the first day of class or be subject to a $75 late registration fee.

    If the course you would like to take exceeds the requirement for a core course or elective, the Certificate Program will only pay for the portion required for the certificate. For example, the Certificate Program requires 8 hours of Confined Space. If you wish to register for a 32-hour Confined Space Course, the Certificate Program will pay for 25% of the registration fee and you will be responsible for the rest. (The exception to this is the following: If we do not offer a course within 18 months of your request for a specific course, that meets, but does not exceed, the certificate requirement, the Certificate Program will pay for the longer course. In this case, the Certificate Program has the option to count some or all of the extra hours toward the electives requirement.)

    If you choose the discount advanced payment and cancel your enrollment in:

    A core required course without at least 10 working days prior to the first day of class, or you are a "no show," the SCERC will have met its obligation to pay for that class and you will be responsible for payment of registration fees should you enroll in the class again.

    An elective without at least 10 working days prior to the first day of class, or you are a "no show," the SCERC will have met its obligation to pay for that number of elective hours and you will be responsible for payment of registration fees for the next equivalent number of hours of electives.

    You must attend all sessions (and be present at least 90% of the time) and pass written exams to receive credit toward the Certificate.

    Some course substitutions may be acceptable. They must be approved in advance in writing.

CORE Required Courses*Hours
Fundamentals of Workplace Safety 21 hours (includes OSHA 10-Hour card)
Introduction to Industrial Hygiene32 hours
IIPP (Injury and Illness Prevention Program)8 hours
Incident Investigation8 hours
Workplace Violence 4 hours
Indoor Air Quality16 hours
Sampling & Instrumentation16 hours
Confined Space Awareness8 hours
Fundamentals of Hazardous Materials8 hours
Ethics for Health and Safety Professionals4 hours
Heat Illness Prevention4 hours
Bloodborne Pathogens4 hours
Ergonomics 8 hours
Risk Assessment16 hours
Personal Protective Equipment4 hours
Chemical Hazards or Hazard Communication8 hours
Candidates for Workplace Safety & Health Professional Certificate — Choose 24 hours of coursework from any of the courses below including specialty courses.
Electives*Hours
Fleet/Vehicle Safety Programs8 hours
Hazard Communication4 hours
Incident Investigation Level 2 8 hours
Noise8 hours
Ventilation 16 hours
Train-the-Trainer16 hours
New electives to come
*Most courses completed through the OSHA Training Institute at UC San Diego are accepted as either alternatives for required courses or as electives if taken within the last two years. Credit is determined on a case-by-case basis.

Faculty *

Our faculty includes university professors as well as subject-specific professionals with real-world experience.

Professional Points

ABIH— Most of our courses have contact hours which may be eligible for ABIH credit. See ABIH web site for CM credit criteria.

REHS — Most courses are eligible for REHS contact hours. The SCERC is an REHS Continuing Education Accrediting Agency approved by the California Department of Public Health.

BCSP and Continuing Education Units — Most courses are eligible for either BCSP COC points or CEUs.

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