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Certificate of Operational Competence in Occupational Hygiene (CertOH)

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Certificate of Operational Competence in Occupational Hygiene (CertOH)

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This is the entry level professional qualification required to join the Faculty of Occupational Hygiene as a Licentiate and demonstrates knowledge and competence in the broad principles and practice of occupational hygiene.

We offer both an international version of this qualification too (iCertOH) for candidates living/working outside of the UK.

Qualification Overview

Entry Requirements

Applicants for this qualification must have at least 3 years comprehensive professional experience within the field of occupational hygiene, and already hold six modules from the W500 series.  Applicants with a different combination of modules should contact the BOHS team for further advise.

Applicants should note that some of the components of this qualification are assessed on-line and therefore access to a computer and the internet is essential.

 

Routes to the Qualification

Pathway 1 is for those candidates who have completed modules from the W500 series (a total of 6 is required).  Candidates taking this pathway need to complete two components in order to achieve the qualification: a Personal Learning Portfolio and an oral examination.

Pathway 2 is for those candidates who have completed a BOHS accredited degree or higher diploma.  Candidates taking this pathway need to complete two components in order to achieve the qualification: a Personal Learning Portfolio (PLP)  and an oral examination. Candidates who possess a relevant degree that has not been accredited by BOHS should contact the BOHS team to discuss their options. 

A further option is available for candidates possessing a non-accredited degree and taking the CertOH.  These candidates will be asked to complete the additional assessment of  a core written examination after completing their PLP.  

 

Fees

Submission of a Personal Learning Portfolio£155
Oral Examination£400

*Please note that fees become payable at the time a candidate registers for each component of their qualification.

The International Version (ICertOH)

An international version of this certificate is also available: International Certificate in Occupational Hygiene.  This qualification is ideal for candidates working outside the UK and gives candidates the same access to BOHS membership grades.  The entry requirements for this qualification are the same as for the CertOH (listed on the left), however candidates will not be required to demonstrate an understanding of UK legislation as part of the assessment process.

Candidates who wish to take this version of the qualification should complete the application form below, and indicate ICertOH as their choice.

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