Professional Certificate Programs

OTC Certificate LogoThe OSHA Training Institute Education Center at Chabot-Las Positas Community College District offers three levels of Professional Safety certificates to take your career and your organization’s safety program to the next level. These programs provide real-world information that can be immediately applied to the workplace, giving you knowledge in many safety and health subjects and allowing you to build upon your safety expertise.

Individuals who participate in professional certification pathways:

  • Stay informed about changing regulations, guidance documents, and regulatory interpretations
  • Learn to successfully communicate safety and health to employees and to executives
  • Avoid costly citations by learning to stay compliant with OSHA regulations
  • Demonstrate proficiency and the ambition to enhance their career
  • Create a network of others who share similar insight and resolve
  • Continue to develop professionally in a growing and changing field

Safety Associate Certificate – Level I

The Safety Associate Certificate provides attendees with a solid foundation for understanding OSHA regulatory standards and developing solutions to workplace safety challenges. Participants can tailor the program to reflect their own areas of interest through a selection of required courses and electives with an emphasis on construction or general industry.

Program Outcomes

  • Understand the essential elements of an effective workplace safety program
  • Learn the fundamentals of OSHA standards and how they affect your business
  • Identification of potential hazards and their solutions
  • Develop accident (incident) investigation skills

Who Should Participate

  • Those looking to enter into a career in safety
  • Individuals whose current occupations require them to have a solid understanding of safety and health principles
  • Anyone concerned about or with the responsibility for, safety in the workplace

Career Opportunities

U.S. Department of Labor projections and other industry studies show that through newly created opportunities and positions vacated due to retirement, there is a need for more than 30,000 newly trained workers by 2024.

Certificate holders may qualify for positions such as an Assistant Safety Specialist, Safety Coordinator, or Safety Technician.

Program Details:

  • Requires six (6) OSHA courses. A minimum of 4 courses must be taken with Chabot-Las Positas Community College District – OSHA Training Institute Education Center
  • Only OSHA numbered courses taken at an OSHA Training Institute Education Center will be accepted; online courses will not be accepted
  • All courses applied towards certificates must have been taken within the previous 5 years
  • Course Fees: Total cost is approximately $3200.00
  • Application Fee: $99.00
  • Continuing Education Units (CEUs): 11.6 minimum

Questions or to Register: Call 866-936-6742 (OSHA) or contact us online.

IMPORTANT: As of November 1, 2017, all courses applied towards certificate program completion must have been taken within the previous 5 years (completion date must be within 5 years from the oldest class being applied to certificate completion). Please plan accordingly. Contact us if you have questions.

Specialist in Safety & Health Certificate – Level II

The Specialist in Safety and Health Certificate program is designed to expand and improve the practical skills of those responsible for employee health and safety at their workplace. The courses examine critical workplace safety and health issues and provide training in the skills necessary for managing a proactive health and safety program. Participants in the Specialist in Safety and Health Certificate Program can select from an educational track with a concentration in either Construction or General Industry safety.

Program Outcomes

  • Demonstrate and understanding of OSHA standards, policies and procedures
  • Identify common violations of OSHA standards and propose abatement actions
  • Understand the essential elements of an effective safety program
  • Identify potential hazards and assess their solutions
  • Knowledge of accident/incident investigation procedures and analysis techniques

Who Should Participate

  • Safety professionals with the desire to advance into mid-level health and safety positions
  • Existing safety professionals with at least five (5) years’ experience in the field who wish to increase their knowledge and skills in workplace safety

Career Opportunities

Certificate holders increase their knowledge and skills related to safety professions and may qualify for positions such as Safety Team Leader, Safety Trainer, Safety Consultant or Safety Specialist among others.

Program Details:

  • Requires eight (8) OSHA courses. A minimum of 5 courses must be taken with Chabot-Las Positas Community College District – OSHA Training Institute Education Center
  • Applicants must have at least five (5) years of industry safety experience and meet the prerequisite requirements of OSHA 500 or 501
  • Only OSHA numbered courses taken at an OSHA Training Institute Education Center will be accepted; online courses will not be accepted
  • All courses applied towards certificates must have been taken within the previous 5 years
  • Course Fees: Total cost is approximately $4625.00
  • Application Fee: $99.00
  • Continuing Education Units (CEUs): 17.2 minimum

Questions or to Register: Call (866) 936-6742 (OSHA) or contact us online.

IMPORTANT: As of November 1, 2017, all courses applied towards certificate program completion must have been taken within the previous 5 years (completion date must be within 5 years from the oldest class being applied to certificate completion). Please plan accordingly. Contact us if you have questions.

Certified Safety & Health Official Certificate- Level III

The Certified Safety and Health Official (CSHO) certificate program provides a clear and defined path for existing safety professionals to achieve their career goals by earning a professional certificate with a concentration in either Construction or General Industry safety. The program has a stronger emphasis on safety and health regulations including liability, training requirements, loss control, program development and implementation.

The Construction Industry Track is designed for personnel who perform safety and health work on a daily basis in construction environments or have safety responsibilities over others at those locations, including inspections and audits.

The General Industry Track relates more to personnel who perform safety and health work at industrial facilities or have safety responsibilities over others at those facilities or locations, and whose work includes inspections and audits.

Program Outcomes

  • Authorized to teach the OSHA 10- and 30-hour Outreach programs
  • Have a high level of understanding of OSHA standards, policies and procedures
  • Understand and evaluate the economic impact of implementing and maintaining safety programs
  • Develop safety and health program including job hazard analysis (JHAs)
  • Create a workplace safety culture that includes commitment, communication and training as a crucial investment
  • Knowledge and skills needed to conduct accident/incident investigations

Who Should Participate

  • Safety professionals with the desire to advance into high-level health and safety positions
  • Existing safety professionals with at least five (5) years’ experience in the field who wish to increase their knowledge and skills in workplace safety

Construction Track

Required Courses (7)

Elective Courses (Choose 3)

SHORT-COURSES – Three of the short-courses below count as one elective (maximum allowed 6)

Download the Certified Safety & Health Official Certificate Request Form – Construction Industry and get started today!

General Industry Track

Required Courses (7)

Elective Courses (Choose 3)

SHORT-COURSES – Three of the short-courses below count as one elective (maximum allowed 6)

Download the Certified Safety & Health Official Certificate Request Form – General Industry and get started today!

Career Opportunities

Certificate holders may qualify for positions such as Safety Manager, Senior Safety Technician, Safety Engineer and Loss Control among others.

Program Details:

  • Requires ten (10) OSHA courses. A minimum of 7 courses must be taken with Chabot-Las Positas Community College District – OSHA Training Institute Education Center
  • Applicants must have at least five (5) years of industry safety experience and meet the prerequisite requirements of OSHA 500 or 501
  • Only OSHA numbered courses taken at an OSHA Training Institute Education Center will be accepted; online courses will not be accepted
  • All courses applied towards certificates must have been taken within the previous 5 years
  • Course Fees: Total cost is approximately $6500.00
  • Application Fee: $99.00
  • Continuing Education Units (CEUs): 24.8 minimum

Questions or to Register: Call (866) 936-6742 (OSHA) or email [email protected]

IMPORTANT: As of November 1, 2017, all courses applied towards certificate program completion must have been taken within the previous 5 years (completion date must be within 5 years from the oldest class being applied to certificate completion). Please plan accordingly. Contact us if you have questions.

Public Sector Safety and Health Fundamentals Certificate Program

The certificate program in Public Sector Safety & Health Fundamentals supports OSHA’s mission by training public sector employees in occupational safety and health to reduce incident rates for workers in state and local governments. Participants have the opportunity to earn certificates for Construction and General Industry training. Participants can choose from a variety of topics such as occupational safety and health standards for construction or general industry, safety and health management, accident investigation, fall hazard awareness, and recordkeeping. Although this program was primarily designed for public sector employees, it is available for anyone interested in furthering their knowledge of occupational safety and health.

How You Will Benefit

  • Understand OSHA standards and how they affect public sector organizations
  • Learn the fundamentals needed to deal with potential hazards
  • Reduce injuries and health problems among your co-workers
  • Understand the essential elements of an effective safety program
  • Develop accident investigation skills
  • Gain knowledge of changing regulations, guidance documents and regulatory interpretations
  • Demonstrate competency when dealing with regulatory agencies

Participants in the Public Sector Safety & Health Fundamentals Certificate Program can customize their program to reflect their own areas of interest by pursuing the Construction or General Industry Public Sector Safety & Health Fundamentals certificate and through a selection of core required courses and electives.