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Occupational Health and Safety Occupational Health and Safety Certificate

University of Alberta

University of Alberta

Concern for health and safety in the workplace is increasing among workers and employers across all industries. For practitioners seeking an educational credential (CRST) recognized by the Board of Canadian Registered Safety Professionals (BCRSP), as well as those in other diverse occupational backgrounds aspiring to have an impactful career in workplace health and safety, this is an opportunity to establish oneself as a registered professional in this field.

The University of Alberta’s part-time Occupational Health and Safety (OHS) Certificate, one of the most advanced in Canada, is a cornerstone for safety in the province. Whether you are currently a practicing occupational health and safety professional, or someone who aspires for a career in health and safety, this program has been designed to help practitioners from many different backgrounds develop competencies necessary to create, implement, and evaluate health and safety programs in a wide variety of occupational settings.

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
Admission Requirements

Enrolling in the program is a requirement to earn the certificate. You may apply for admission as you start your studies or, if you prefer, after you have taken one or more courses.

Program applicants require a minimum of a high school diploma (or equivalent) and two years of work experience. Those who do not meet these requirements may be admitted on a conditional basis (contact the program office at 780-492-3037 for details).

Individual courses are open for general studies, and may be completed without being admitted into the OHS certificate program.

For additional program information, please visit or email

Distance Delivery Options

Fully online or in-class in downtown Edmonton, Calgary, and across Alberta

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 February 20, 2019. 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.
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