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Continuing Education Units (CEUs)

CEUs are available to participants in OTI courses in accordance with the administrative and program criteria guidelines established by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). As an IACET Authorized Provider, the Directorate of Training and Education (DTE) offers CEUs for its courses that qualify under the ANSI/IACET Standard. The number of CEUs for courses offered by the OTI is listed with each course description. CEUs for abbreviated sessions offered at locations other than the OTI are available. The number of CEUs available for these abbreviated sessions can be obtained from the Registrar.

American Board for Occupational Health Nurses, Inc. (ABOHN)

IACET CEUs meet the criteria of the American Board for Occupational Health Nurses, Inc. (ABOHN) for recertification. Some states also accept these CEUs for licensure of nurses.

American Board of Industrial Hygiene (ABIH) Certification Maintenance (CM) Points

Current ABIH policy requires each Certified Industrial Hygienist to determine the CM points of each educational event attended, usually by calculation from Continuing Education Units (CEUs) or the length of the event. See www.abih.org for complete information. As a courtesy to our students, OTI provides a list [PDF*] of courses with their CEUs and webinars with their length in minutes.

Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) Continuance of Certification (COC) Points

Continuation of Certification (COC) Points are available to certified safety professionals who complete courses in which at least half of the content is devoted to safety, health, or environmental topics. All OTI courses meet the BCSP criteria. The number of COC points available from the BCSP is the same as the number of CEUs listed in the course description.

Institute for Safety and Health Management (ISHM) Continuance of Certification (COC) Points

Continuance of Certification (COC) Points are available to Certified Safety and Health Managers (CSHMs) who complete courses that are primarily EHS related. All OTI courses meet the ISHM criteria. COC points are equivalent to CEUs (1 for 1).

Requests for Records Policy

Although the OTI maintains records of CEUs, it does not maintain records of ABIH CM points, BCSP continuance of certification points, or ABOHN contact hours. The OTI does maintain a list of participants who have successfully completed courses for which such points are available. An individual record is issued as an official statement or transcript upon written request of the participant. The request should be addressed to the Registrar and must include the name of the student, course number, and dates of each course session for which a record is desired.


* Accessibility Assistance: Contact the OSHA Directorate of Training and Education at (847) 759-7700 for assistance accessing PDF materials.

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