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Professional Diploma in Occupational Health and Safety

University of Alberta

University of Alberta

As an industry changes and grows, so too does the benchmark for knowledge and skills expected by leading industry professionals. Developed to meet the communicated needs of those in the health and safety industry, the University of Alberta is excited to introduce the Professional Diploma in Occupational Health & Safety program. This new professional diploma program will expand and build upon the OHS Certificate program and foster a deeper knowledge and skill set for health and safety professionals.

This part-time program is offered at the Faculty of Extension in a face-to-face format, allowing for the best opportunity for in-depth conversations with instructors, as well as a unique opportunity to meet and study with health and safety peers. 

The Professional Diploma in Occupational Health & Safety program is designed for health and safety professionals who want to leverage their existing OHS certificate and previous work experience into an advanced credential. Students in the Professional Diploma in Occupational Health & Safety will come from diverse workplace sectors that deal with health and safety, and will hold many varied job positions. The Professional Diploma in Occupational Health & Safety program meets the educational criteria for the Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP) designation.


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

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  • Program Type Occupational
  • Credential Type Diploma
  • Length 2 - 3Year(s) OHS Certificate + 9 core courses + 220 elective course hours needed to graduate.
  • Part Time Only
  • Cooperative Education
  • Continuing Education Only
  • Distance Learning
Admission Requirements

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

To be admitted into the professional diploma program, you must have an OHS certificate. The University of Alberta’s OHS Certificate program meets the admission required for the Professional Diploma in Occupational Health & Safety program. OHS certificates from other recognized post-secondary institutions may be accepted, though some conditions apply. Please visit for more information or contact the UAlberta OHS program office at 780-492-3037 or email

Individuals courses, as well as professional development series, may be taken for general studies and do not require students to first be admitted into the professional diploma program.

Transfer(s) Eligibility

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

Updated June 04, 2018. The information contained in this profile is current as of the date shown.

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