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Faculty of Community Services

Professional certification

Ryerson’s School of Occupational and Public Health prepares you to pursue professional certification after graduation.

By demonstrating that you meet rigorous educational, experience and examination requirements, professional certification can set you apart and have a valuable impact on your career.

Occupational Health and Safety

Occupational Health and Safety at Ryerson provides appropriate preparation for certification as a Canadian Registered Safety Professional.

This designation is the benchmark in the profession.

You’ll also graduate prepared to pursue the Registered Occupational Hygienist designation and American designations such as Certified Industrial Hygienist or Certified Safety Professional.


Public Health and Safety

Public Health and Safety at Ryerson meets the educational requirements for certification as a public health inspector in Canada. To achieve full certification, you must:

  • Earn a bachelor of applied science in Occupational and Public Health (Public Health and Safety Option) or another degree approved by CIPHI
  • Complete 12 weeks of authorized field training with a recognized public health agency
  • Prepare two reports on field investigations
  • Take an oral exam

Certification is not a requirement for graduation.

For graduates planning careers in the private sector, professional certification by the CIPHI is not required, but does open doors to Canada-wide employment opportunities.