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Occupational Health and Safety

University of Alberta

University of Alberta
Concern for health and safety in the workplace is increasing among workers and employers across all industries. One of the most advanced programs in Canada, the University of Alberta’s Occupational Health and Safety Certificate is designed to help practitioners from many different backgrounds develop competencies for effective development, implementation, and evaluation of health and safety programs in a wide variety of occupational settings. 

UAlberta’s OHS program provides an opportunity for practising occupational health and safety professionals, as well as those who aspire for a career in health and safety, to advance their skill set and to assist employers in continuously improving safety performance.

This part-time program is offered in flexible and accessible formats and taught by industry experts in downtown Edmonton, Calgary, and across Alberta through partnerships with local colleges. Students may also fulfill all program requirements through online courses.

Office of the Registrar
201 Administration Building
Edmonton, Alberta, T6G2M7, Canada

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  • Program Type Occupational
  • Credential Type Certificate *
  • Length 1 - 3Year(s) 6 core courses, 2 electives, and 35 hours of enrichment seminars.
  • Part Time Only
  • Cooperative Education
  • Continuing Education Only
  • Distance Learning Available

* Certificate

Admission Requirements
  • high school diploma
  • minimum two years work experience

Conditional Admission: Conditional admission may be granted to individuals who do not meet all admission requirements. Students granted conditional admission must achieve a grade point average of at least a 2.0 (or a letter grade of “C”) in the first two courses in order to continue in the program. 

If you attended a high school in Alberta, transcripts may be ordered from the Government of Alberta's myPass website or call (780) 427-5732. If you attended high school outside of Alberta, contact the provincial department of education.

For additional program information, please visit or email

Distance Delivery Options

Online, face-to-face, and blended options available. See link ( for details.

Transfer(s) Eligibility

Search Transfer Alberta for course and program transfer information including transfer agreements between post-secondary schools in Alberta, British Columbia, Northwest Territories, Nunavut and Yukon.

Transfer(s) available outside of Transfer Alberta: Not available

Updated September 06, 2017. The information contained in this profile is current as of the date shown.

Educational program information is provided as an introduction and for general reference. For current information about programs and school requirements or policies, check the school calendar, visit their website or contact the school directly.
The Government of Alberta is working in partnership with the Government of Canada to provide employment support programs and services.

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