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Certificate in
Occupational Health and Safety Leadership

The goal of this program is to satisfy the BCRSP academic requirements for prospective designation holders to take the board exam. In addition to the two other occupational health and safety certificates (i.e., Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety and Certificate in Advanced Safety Management), students will be better prepared to successfully complete the BCRSP designation exam. Students will also be more prepared for leadership roles, responsibilities, and management focus in the field of occupational health and safety.

Academic Coordinator: Craig Fairclough,

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Admission Criteria

Eligible applicants must have the following:

Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety, Certificate in Advanced Safety Management, or equivalent.

Undergraduate students wishing to pursue a continuing education certificate program should be aware of possible restrictions; please refer to Curriculum Advising for complete details.

Program Open House

Students who have questions about the admission criteria and/or would like to know more about this certificate are invited to attend a Program Open House. Please see Open House for dates, times, and location.

Certificate Requirements

The successful completion of four courses, with a cumulative grade point average of 1.67 or higher, is required for the certificate.

Certificate Registration

Students may be registered in only one certificate program at any one time. To allow maximum flexibility in crediting external courses and/or courses previously taken at Ryerson, students should register in the certificate at the beginning of their first course (see also Courses and Programs FAQ). For complete details on the advantages of early registration, registration deadlines, and Transfer Credit restrictions, all students should read Registration in a Certificate Program.

Awards and Financial Aid

If you require financial assistance, you may apply for merit-based awards and/or need-based financial aid. As well, students officially registered in a Chang School certificate program may be eligible for funding through the Ontario Student Assistance Program (OSAP). For a complete list of certificate programs approved by OSAP, visit the Student Financial Assistance website.

Requirements for Graduation

To graduate, you must successfully complete, within your official timespan, the published certificate curricula from the year you registered in the certificate program. In some circumstances, certificate requirements may change, resulting in courses no longer being available. In such cases, Course Substitutions/Directives may be requested. Also, you must apply on RAMSS to graduate, prior to the appropriate application deadlines (see Important Dates). For complete details, all students should read Graduation.

Required Courses

CMHR 640   Human Resources:  Leadership
COHS 477   Occupational Health:  Integrated Disability Management
CTEC 210   Technology Studies:  Fundamentals of Project Management
CVOH 225   Occupational Health:  OHS Ethical Leadership