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College of Extended Learning

Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety

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Taught by professionals in the field, the University of New Brunswick's (UNB) Certificate in Occupational Health & Safety (COHS) focuses on equipping learners with practical process skills, rather than technical content alone.

The COHS is designed to prepare students to write the exam to become a Canadian Registered Safety Professional (CRSP®) as granted by the Board of Canadian Registered Safety Professionals (BCRSP®). The program closely follows the nine domains covered in the CRSP® certification exam blueprint.

This program is tailored to meet different needs including, but not limited to, current OHS practitioners who want to add to their OHS credentials; individuals looking for a career change; and, those wanting to gain entry to the field of OHS.

If you want to learn more about COHS, check out this list of detailed course descriptions. You can also find out about available awards and scholarships (sorted by province) and prior learning options.

Upon completion, certificate holders will meet the formal education requirements for certification by the Board of Canadian Registered Safety Professionals. Occupational Health, Safety, and Environment (OHS&E) employment and experience requirements must also be met in order to be eligible for certification.


  • Designed to help practitioners from different backgrounds develop the necessary broad base of OHS competencies
  • Gain solid knowledge and practical skills related to current OHS (and OHS&E) practices
  • Become effective in the development, implementation, and evaluation of OHS programs and systems
  • Learn how to be able to assess risk and practice loss management

Fees and Schedule

The program may be taken one course at a time, at a cost of $595 per course or students can register for the entire certificate at a cost of $6,545 (for all 11 courses). Students take approximately two years to complete the certificate.

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Tel.: 506 453-4694
Toll Free: 1-888-259-4222

10 MacKay Drive, PO Box 4400
Fredericton, NB
E3B 5A3
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