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USF OSHA Certificate Programs Frequently Asked Questions

Regardless of your educational background, the USF Certificate Programs provide both experienced and newer safety professionals important workplace knowledge and practical experience regarding safety and safety standards. Participants will enjoy a fulfilling learning experience and gain the skills necessary to create solutions for workplace safety challenges.


No. Any course listed on the USF OTI Education Center website or course brochure is applied towards the certificate.
Yes. Certificate programs offer concentrated study in areas directly applicable to many jobs and can add depth to existing knowledge and skills. Completion of a certificate program can help you make the transition to a new career.
You will become aware of government agencies that affect your industry. You will learn to communicate safety and health problems to your team to in order to reduce injuries and health problems in your workplace. We will help you get started on developing an effective safety program.
There is a $150.00 non-refundable fee to enroll in the certificate program. For individual course fees, see the details on our OTI classroom courses page.
Yes. The certificate program consists of courses from our regular curriculum, so some students work toward a certificate while others do not. From the date of your application for the certificate program, you have three years to complete the required coursework.
If you are new to safety we recommend you begin your coursework with OSHA Standard based courses depending on the industry:
  • OSHA 510 – Occupational Safety and Health Standards for the Construction Industry, or 
  • OSHA 511 – Occupational Safety and Health Standards for General Industry
There is no required order to the coursework. Once you have completed the prerequisite courses listed previously you can take any course in your area of interest.
If you have already taken a listed course with the University of South Florida OTI Education Center that course can be applied to a certificate. There will not be a refund of the discounted price.
All courses applied to a certificate program must be taken from University of South Florida. Previous Courses taken with the USF OTI Education Center will apply.
From the date of your application for the certificate program, you have three years to complete the required coursework.