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Diploma of Professional Competence in Occupational Hygiene (DipOH)

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Diploma of Professional Competence in Occupational Hygiene (DipOH)

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This is the highest professional occupational hygiene qualification awarded in the UK. Award of the Diploma qualifies the holder to become a Chartered Member of the Faculty, and demonstrates knowledge of, and competence in, assessment of health hazards and the extent of risk in various workplace circumstances, and an ability to advise on suitable control procedures.

Qualification Overview

Entry Requirements

Applicants for this qualification must have at least 5 years comprehensive professional experience within the field of occupational hygiene, and already hold the BOHS Certificate of Operational Competence (CertOH/iCertOH) or hold a BOHS accredited postgraduate qualification

Candidates who have qualified in occupational hygiene outside of the UK through one of the IOHA-accredited professional qualifications are also eligible to take the Diploma. Applicants should check the IOHA Website for the current list of eligible NAR qualifications.

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

 

Routes to the Qualification

There are two routes to this qualification, depending on a candidate’s previous experience.

Pathway 1 is for those candidates who hold an MSc or equivalent degree that is accredited by BOHS.  It is also for non-UK qualified occupational hygienists possessing an IOHA-accredited professional qualification.  Candidates taking this pathway need to complete two components in order to achieve the qualification: a Professional Experience Portfolio and an oral examination.

Pathway 2 is for those candidates who hold the CertOH or the iCertOH.  Candidates taking this pathway need to complete three components in order to achieve the qualification: a Professional Experience Portfolio, a Researched Essay and an oral examination.

 

Fees

Submission of a Professional Experience Portfolio£120
Submission of a Professional Experience Portfolio and a Researched Essay£155
Oral Examination£400

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

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