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Safety and Health Specialist Certificate


This program gives participants certification of their knowledge and skills in understanding OSHA regulatory standards, and in developing solutions to workplace safety challenges.

Participants in the Safety and Health Specialist Certificate Program can customize their program to reflect their own areas of interest through a selection of core required courses and electives.

In addition to individual course costs, there is a one-time application fee of $25.00.


Course Transfers

Up to two transfer courses may be applied to this certificate program from any of the OSHA Training Institute Education Centers. The 500 and 501 courses or the associated update courses, 502 or 503, must have been completed within the past four years to be transferrable.

All courses previously completed through the RIT OSHA Training Institute Education Center will be grandfathered.

Outreach Trainer*

Participants can acquire OSHA-authorized outreach trainer status if they choose to complete the 500 or 501 course.

Outreach trainers are authorized to conduct 10- and 30-hour outreach courses.

*NOTE: Participants who do not want to teach the 10- and 30-hour Outreach Training Programs should enroll in either Course 510 for the Construction certificate, or Course 511 for the General Industry certificate. Courses 500 and 501 require participants to have five years of safety experience in their field and have completed the respective Course 510 or 511 (or equivalent) before registering.