FAQ

1. What is occupational health and safety (OHS)?

2. What is advanced safety management?

3. Where do graduates of the Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety and the Certificate in Advanced Safety Management find jobs?

4. Is there a particular order in which I should take Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety courses?

5. Are all the courses in the Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety and the Certificate in Advanced Safety Management offered via distance education?

6. How long do the courses take?

7. How do I apply to register for the Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety or the Certificate in Advanced Safety Management?

8. How much time do I have to complete each certificate?

9. Can I get Transfer Credits for courses I've taken at other institutions or for work experience?

­1. What is occupational health and safety (OHS)?
OHS is the monitoring of a workplace to try to prevent disease and injury from affecting anyone who works there. Knowing about potential hazards lets OHS professionals take steps to control or eliminate danger.

­2. What is advanced safety management?
This specialized area of occupational health and safety (OHS) involves the study of different theories of how accidents occur, international safety systems, and other knowledge and skills essential for controlling or eliminating workplace hazards.

­3. Where do graduates of the Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety and the Certificate in Advanced Safety Management find jobs?
Occupational health and safety (OHS) professionals are in high demand across many industries. You might land a job in a hospital, a steel mill, a university, an airport, local government, or any other place that values workers’ health and safety.

­4. Is there a particular order in which I should take Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety courses?
You can take courses in any order that suits your interests and schedule. If you’re unfamiliar with the field, however, we suggest you begin with COHS 208 to learn about the legislation that governs occupational health and safety issues.

­5. Are all the courses in the Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety and the Certificate in Advanced Safety Management offered via distance education?
Yes. All the courses you need to complete both certificates are available online via distance education.

­6. How long do the courses take?
All the courses are 42 hours in length. This format is usually spread over 14 weeks.

­7. How do I apply to register for the Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety or the Certificate in Advanced Safety Management?
See Registration in a Certificate Program for further details. You must apply before completing 50 percent of the courses that you want to count toward the certificate, and in advance of published deadlines. Consult Important Dates for upcoming certificate registration deadlines. Many students register in the certificate during their first course so that they have early and online access to enrolment in further courses.

­8. How much time do I have to complete each certificate?
You have six years to complete the Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety from the time you begin your first course in the program. The same timeline applies to the Certificate in Advanced Safety Management.

­9. Can I get Transfer Credits for courses I’ve taken at other institutions or for work experience?
You can apply for a “Transfer Credit” if you have taken a similar course at another post-secondary institution. Note: there’s no guarantee your application for Transfer Credits will be accepted.