OHS Program Information

Program clusters

The Online Certificate in Occupational Health & Safety program is a single-level certificate. The eleven courses are categorized into the following three clusters, all of which are mandatory to obtain the certificate. (Click here for detailed course descriptions)

Fundamentals Cluster

Includes three introductory courses:

  1. Health and Safety Program Basics (OHS Programs Part 1)
  2. Fundamentals of Occupational Hygiene
  3. Legislative Compliance and Corporate Responsibility

Management and Leadership Cluster

Includes three intermediate-level courses directed toward the effective management of health and safety systems:

  1. Management of Health and Safety Systems (OHS Programs Part 2)
  2. Management, Leadership and Organizational Behaviour
  3. Risk Management and Risk Communication

Specialization Cluster

Includes five courses dedicated to comprehensive study of the major discipline-specific specialties within the OHS field:

  1. Accident Causation Theory and Incident Investigation
  2. Fundamentals of Environmental Management
  3. Fire Prevention and Protection
  4. Ergonomics
  5. Auditing OHS Management Systems

Tuition fees

  • Complete certificate - $6,545 (for all 11 courses in the program)
  • Individual course -  $595
  • Prior learning assessment - $150


Deadlines for completing various components of the program:

  • 10 weeks to complete each course
  • Approximately 2 years to complete the full program

The OHS program has been designed by working professionals for working adults. We realize that due to unforeseen circumstances interruptions to your course work may occur. Should this be the case, it is possible to apply for an extension of time. These will be assessed on an individual basis.

Withdrawal and refund policy