Head Start in OHS

Safety Professional Certificates

The SWIFT Learning Health Safety and Environment (HSE) Library was designed to meet the different requirements of provincial and federal legislation, as well as to provide an incremental learning path towards three competency-based online certificates.

The courses offered through Safety in Schools are drawn from the SWIFT Learning HSE library and can give students interested in a career in Occupational Health and Safety a head start toward earning these certificates.

  • To obtain the Safety Practitioner (SP) certificate you require 12 hours of training from the Core Courses.
  • To obtain the Safety Specialist (SS) certificate you require the SP certificate prerequisite and 12 hours of training from the Elective Courses.
  • To obtain the Safety Technologist (ST) certificate you require the SP and SS certificate prerequisites and 12 hours training from courses in the Enrichment Series.

Additional courses needed to complete these certificates can be taken online through the ComplyWorks library.

Courses taken through ComplyWorks will be at a cost to the student. Please send a request to info@safetyinschools.ca to be enrolled in these courses.

Occupational Health and Safety Industry Recognition

Certificates earned through the SWIFT Learning Library are eligible for Certification Maintenance and Registration Program Points (CMP) from:

  • Board of Canadian Registered Safety Professionals (BCRSP)
  • Canadian Registration Board of Occupational Hygienists (CRBOH)
  • American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH)

The University of Calgary awards up to 30 hours of credit towards their Occupational Health and Safety programs.

Core Courses

The following courses available through the Safety in Schools program are considered Core Courses for the purposes of earning the SP, SS and ST certificates:

Elective Courses

The following courses available through the Safety in Schools program are considered Elective Courses for the purposes of earning the SP, SS and ST certificates:

Enrichment Courses

The following courses available through the Safety in Schools program are considered Enrichment Courses for the purposes of earning the SP, SS and ST certificates: