Part-timeOccupational Health and Safety Certificate

Program details

Note: This program will offer the current curriculum and format until December 2021, and we are not accepting new applications. 

You are welcome to register for individual courses, which will not be available beyond the dates listed. View the final schedule.

  • OHS courses: Part-time in Surrey
  • Electives: Part-time in Vancouver and Surrey
  • Some courses also available online
Location update: Due to the COVID-19 situation, in-person courses have been moved to online-supported remote delivery through August 31, 2021.
  • Core OHS courses, which consist of 13 sessions each, meet on weekday evenings
  • In-class electives meet either on weekday evenings or weekends
  • Two core courses are offered fully online (one core and one elective)
Duration As a certificate student you have until December 31, 2021 to complete all core courses. You have until August 31, 2022 to complete any electives.
Upcoming terms
Program applications are now closed but select courses are still available for individual registration. View the final schedule.
Courses Program requires six core courses and from two to four electives (minimum of 78 hours of electives).
Learning materials The cost of textbooks is not included in your tuition. 
Tuition Tuition is based on the total cost of individual course fees, which range from $530 to $795.

Location update: Due to the COVID-19 situation, this program has moved to online-supported remote delivery through August 31, 2021. Instead of attending classes in person, you’ll learn through an interactive videoconference platform, participating in live sessions with instructors, live discussions with classmates and group work. You’ll also engage in readings, in-class exercises, case studies, individual and group assignments, and other learning activities. All classes run from 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. PT.

Interactive learning environment

In class, you’ll learn through a combination of lectures, presentations, discussions, practical examples and individual and group work. You’ll learn alongside other professionals with whom you’ll share experience and ideas. You’ll also benefit from top-notch instructors—industry professionals we’ve chosen on the basis of their credentials, experience and teaching abilities.

Coursework: What to expect

Coursework reflects and builds upon the real-world experience that everyone brings to the program. Prepare to spend six to eight hours on homework each week. 

English language requirements

To meet the demands of your coursework, you should have an advanced level of spoken and written English.

Evaluation and graduation requirements

Evaluation methods vary, but you will receive a final letter grade (A to F) or (P/F) at the end of each course.

To receive the Occupational Health and Safety Certificate, complete and pass all six of the core courses and at least 78 hours of electives. The passing grade for all OHS courses is C. In addition, you must attend at least 75 per cent of scheduled classes within the OHS courses.

When you have successfully completed all your courses, submit a graduation request form.