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Certified Occupational Safety Specialist     
Course Information
Certified Occupational Safety Specialist (COSS) is a training program designed by safety professionals for the entry level person, or for the experienced safety person who needs a refresher on safety. The unique curriculum-based program builds a solid foundation in both General Industry (CFR 1910) and Construction (CFR 1926) knowledge. Its main objective is to equip employees who have safety and health responsibilities with the core competencies they must master to be successful in occupational safety and health.

The COSS® program provides students with focused and relevant content that is enforced with concentrated learning activities that focus on the individual as well as the team. Unlike other safety designations where there is little or no hands-on training involved, the curriculum-based format of the COSS® program involves in-class, instructor-led, hands-on training. Students testify to the value of the training they receive. Instead of simply “testing into the designation,” they feel like they worked hard to earn it.

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This course is also available in an instructor-led distance learning format. Click here to see available dates.

Is COSS nationally accepted?
COSS has received national recognition for its rigorous safety standards. The program meets the requirements outlined in ANSI Z490.1 – Criteria for Accepted Practices in Safety, Health, & Environmental Training Standard.

How do I maintain my COSS credential?
COSS certificates do expire. To read about the COSS requirements, visit

Prerequisite: High school diploma or equivalent

Students must pass a final exam to receive their designation.
Facility Advertised pricing
Registration $1,799.00 member $2,299.00 non-member
Course Details
Course Code: COSS
Course Length: 5 days (40 hrs.)

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