CE 1002: Health and Safety Officer

About This Course

In-depth study of basic concepts of occupational health and safety as it relates to emergency service organizations.

Students will be applying real-world scenarios through various written projects and comprehension exercises. In this course, students should be able to identify occupational health and safety programs for emergency services; analyze federal regulations that impact health and safety programs; describe the considerations for safety while training; and define the components of a wellness / fitness plan.

These programs are not eligible for Federal Student Aid, military tuition assistance, VA funding or Learning Partner discounts.


All course materials are included in the course at no additional fee.

Angle, J.S. (2016). Occupational Safety and Health in the Emergency Services (4th ed.). Burlington, MA: Jones & Bartlett Learning.

Prerequisites to Take Certification Exam

Applicants shall meet the requirements of NFPA 1521 – 2015 ed. Chapter 4 and be a member of a fire department and Emergency Services Organization with at least 5 years experience. For additional information about the HSO Certification Exam, including examination fees, please visit the FDSOA-HSO website.


  1. Students may request a course extension if the course is not completed within the allotted 10 week time frame. Extension options are available, with associated, non-refundable processing fees. Students who do not complete the course with a 70% or higher within the allotted 10 weeks and do not request a course extension will be removed from the course. Back to duration

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