The Advanced Certificate in Industrial Hygiene is designed to provide working professionals with the skills required to anticipate, recognize, evaluate, and control occupational hazards. The program will prepare students to function in a wide range of occupational settings, including medical and academic environments, public health and environmental agencies, industrial, and corporate. The curriculum is designed to prepare students for the American Board of Industrial Hygiene’s (ABIH) Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) exam. Coursework completed in this program will meet ABIH’s eligibility requirement for academic content hours.
* The Advanced Certificate in Industrial Hygiene alone does not guarantee eligibility for the American Board of Industrial Hygiene’s Certified Industrial Hygienist exam. This certificate will only fulfill the “180 academic contact hours” criterion listed on the ABIH Eligibility for Certification. Students must be in compliance with all other standards to sit for the exam.
The Advanced Certificate in Industrial Hygiene consists of the 4 courses: Environmental and Occupational Toxicology, Principles of Industrial Hygiene, and two electives. Each course is 3 credits. The certificate program is 12 credits.
Most students should be able to complete the certificate program in one year. All courses are available online.
The credits earned in the certificate program can be applied to the CUNY SPH MS in Environmental & Occupational Health Sciences program or transferred into academic programs at other institutions (subject to transfer policies). The maximum allowable transfer credits that can be transferred into the advanced certificate is 3 credits. These credits must be at the graduate level, from an accredited public health program, with a grade of B or better, and should not have been used toward another degree.
Please note that financial aid and student loans are not available for this certificate program. You may be eligible for payment plans with CUNY. For more information on payment plans, please review the SPH payment options page.