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Good question! The North Carolina Occupational Safety and Health Education & Research Center at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill has designed and developed the Industrial Hygiene Technician Certificate Program to recognize those individuals who have completed a selected set of requirements outlined for an Industrial Hygiene Technician. Upon successful completion of two required courses and elective courses, a certificate program plaque will be awarded. The program requirements are listed below. This program should not be confused with being a Certified Industrial Hygienist.
Supervisors, listen up! Have you ever had difficulty finding qualified IH Technicians, or do you feel that you must spend valuable time training new techs? Well this program should be of interest to you. The IH Technician Certificate Program is designed to provide an independent external assessment of technician expertise to assist you. In addition, the program gives you a wonderful opportunity to support your technician training. This is a great way to show your support for their efforts to improve IH technician knowledge. So in essence, the program offers a win-win opportunity for both you (the Supervisor) and you (the IH Technician). The NC OSHERC will also bring the Industrial Hygiene Technician Certificate program to your organization on a contract basis.
Program participants are required to obtain six credits through successful completion of two required courses and elective courses, and must pass an exam at the end of each course. Only courses offered at the North Carolina Annual Occupational Safety and Health Winter and Summer Institutes will be accepted as program credit.
The two remaining elective credits are chosen from the Institute class list. Any course designated as an elective may be chosen for the Industrial Hygiene Technician Certificate Program. View our 2016 Summer Institute course listing.
An elective course may be used as credit in only one certificate program.
You must submit a Technician Certificate Application with the $150.00 application fee before you can be accepted into a certificate program and be eligible to sit for an exam. This application fee is a one-time fee and will apply to one or all of the certificate programs. An application form must be submitted for each certificate program. To submit an application, go to the registration page and click "Register."
If you would like information about the Industrial Hygiene Technician Certificate Program, call the North Carolina Occupational Safety and Health Education & Research Center at 919-962-2101, Fax 919-966-7579, or email email@example.com.