These sel​f-paced online courses let you learn at your convenience. They're perfect for professionals who want to immerse themselves in a topic area of study so you can commit to meeting your professional development goals with ease.

Our current course offerings

Basic Principles of Occupational Hygiene
8​ Contact hours

Based on OHTA course materials, this new online course provides an introduction to the broad principles in occupational hygiene as the basis for anticipation, recognition, evaluation and control of hazards that can be encountered in the workplace.

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Biological Monitoring: A Practical Self-study Guide
12 Contact hours
Course Authors: Larry K. Lowry, PhD, DABCC; ​Gary J. Spies, CIH; ​Lee Blum, PhD; Cherie F. Estill, PE ​

Air monitoring only assesses exposure to chemicals absorbed via inhalation. Biological monitoring is an additional tool used by industrial hygienists to aid in the assessment of worker exposures, allowing an assessment of the amount of a chemical absorbed into the worker from all routes, including dermal, inhalation and ingestion.

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CIH Crash Course
24 Contact hours
Instructor: Ian Cull, CIH, PE

Preparing to take the Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) exam is a huge step towards advancing your career. This online CIH review course is designed to help you focus your studies on the key areas you need to know and has been recently updated to reflect the current exam.

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Developing and Maintaining a Laboratory Quality Management System
40 Contact hours
Course Author: Ronald H. Peters, CIH

Updated in 2020, this self-study course is designed to guide the student through a series of lessons on laboratory quality management system and quality assurance/quality control (QA/QC) procedures.

Participants will learn the basic elements required for an effective laboratory quality program and what is required to implement a QA/QC program system that is compliant with ISO/IEC 17025:2017 and the requirements of accreditation bodies like AIHA Laboratory Accreditation Programs (AIHA LAP, LLC).

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EIH I: Elemental Industrial Hygiene
100 ​Contact hours
Course Author: D. Jeff Burton, BS, MS, PE, CIH

Updated in 2014, this self-study course is designed for EH&S professionals who wish to enhance their knowledge of the occupational health sciences (known traditionally as industrial hygiene).

You can use this outstanding study program for an in-depth review, to prepare for a certificati​on exam, or simply to enhance your career opportunities. The study program is divided into 12 parts: 11 lessons and an online final exam.

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EIH II: Practical Applications of OEHS Math
40 Contact hours
Course Author: D. Jeff Burton, BS, MS, PE, CIH

This self-study course is a comprehensive course intended for IHs and other OEHS professionals. The course follows the book Useful Equations which covers topics such as: calculation and estimation approaches related to airborne contaminants, TLV and TWA, OA for dilution, fans, system testing, sound and noise, radiation, ventilation, statistics, ventilation, IAQ and more. ​The course workbook will illustrate how to apply 150 equations to the real world of industrial hygiene and OH&S. Each section presents practical applications, short case studies, and sample calculations, both manually and using the IVE AutoCalc Spreadsheet programs.

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EIH III: Case Studies in the Application of Industrial Hygiene Control Methods
40 Contact hours
Course Author: D. Jeff Burton, BS, MS, PE, CIH

This self-study course discusses the application of traditional industrial hygiene controls in the workplace and is based on 60 case studies. Most of the case studies involve the application of engineering and administrative controls and cover both industrial and IAQ-type problems. It also contains a calculations in spreadsheet format to aid in calculations found in the seven student lessons.

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Exposure Assessment Strategies and Statistics
16 Contact Hours
Instructors: Sheryl A Milz, PhD, CIH; Jennifer Sahmel, CIH, CSP; Michelle Dunham, MSPH, MSM; Barry Graffeo, CIH; Carey Newton, MSPH, CIH; Paul Hewett, PhD, CIH; William Bullock, MSPH, CIH, CSP; Joseph Damiano, CIH, CSP

This intermediate self-study course introduces key concepts including: exposure groups, sampling designs, interpreting exposure monitoring data, Bayesian statistics and dermal exposure assessment. One of our most popular and highly rated courses, the workshop also gives participants the opportunity to apply concepts to real-world scenarios through problem-solving exercises.​

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Fundamentals of Industrial Hygiene - Now Online!
32 ​Contact hours
November 9-13, 2020

Gain exposure to the broad field of industrial hygiene through sampling and workshop sessions, hands-on lab experiences, demo sessions, and problem-solving exercises. This five-day online course is not only designed for OEHS professionals new to industrial hygiene or who have newly acquired IH responsibilities, but also serves as an excellent refresher.

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How to Assess and Manage Nanomaterial Risks
3.5 Contact hours
Instructors: Laura Hodson, MSPH; Adrienne Eastlake, MS, REHS

This online self-study course is intended for IH's who are responsible for the health and safety of workers exposed to nanomaterials. Adapted from a popular PDC, it contains 3.5 hours of instructional video and related activities. Participants will be guided through an example of creating a sampling plan, evaluating data, and control recommendation. Using nanomaterial exposure scenarios, participants will create a sampling plan, analyze provided data, and decide if engineering controls should be added to the risk management plan. Participants will be provided information to understand how to apply hazard and control banding for a nanomaterial.

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Intermediate Topics in IH Analytical Chemistry
12 Contact Hours
Course Authors: Charles R. (Gus) Manning, PhD, CIH; Mary Eide

This intermediate self-study workbook course is intended as a follow-up to AIHA University’s introductory course, Introduction to IH Analytical Chemistry. It is intended for laboratory chemists and technicians who analyze routine IH air samples in accredited laboratories, but who may have little or no formal training in industrial hygiene.

Go beyond the basics outlined in the introductory course with an in-depth review of concepts that underlie IH sampling and analysis as well as detailed exposition of specific techniques such as aerosol sampling and indoor air quality.

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Introduction to IH Analytical Chemistry
6 Contact Hours
Course Authors: Charles R. (Gus) Manning, PhD, CIH; Mary Eide

This introductory self-study workbook course begins to address the training gap among lab chemists and technicians who analyze routine samples but may have little or no specific training in industrial hygiene.

This course will explain key concepts that pertain specifically to Industrial Hygiene Sampling and Analysis - principles, techniques, and calculations - that make personal monitoring and exposure assessment meaningful.

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Occupational Exposure Banding Virtual Conference Recordings

8.5 ​Contact hours
Instructor: Stephen Gilbert, MS, Thomas J. Lentz, PhD, Lauralynn Taylor McKernan, ScD, CIH, Melissa Seaton, MS, CIH, Christine Whittaker, PhD

Recorded in March 2020, AIHA University’s Occupational Exposure Banding Virtual Conference offered education facilitated by experts and designers of the NIOSH Occupational Exposure Banding methodology. Learn how to apply occupational exposure banding strategies and tools for chemical exposures in the workplace.

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SDS and Label Authoring Registry Preparation Course
10.5 Contact Hours
Instructors: Chandra Gioiello, MS, CIH; Denese Deeds, CIH; Doug Eisner, MS; Robert Roy, PhD, DABT; Bob Skoglund, PhD, CIH, DABT

This online self-study course is designed to assist hazard communication professionals preparing to take the AIHA Registry Programs’ SDS and Label Authoring Registry competency assessment. Broken into eight parts, this series addresses both the knowledge and skills portions of the assessment by focusing on the eight rubrics defined as the body of knowledge for SDS and label authoring. A final exam is not included, but we strongly recommend reviewing the practice questions provided in the SDS & Label Authoring Registry Proficiency Study Guide (a complimentary resource).

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Toxicology Training Online
6 Contact Hours​
Instructor: Laura Robinson, MSc, BSc

Created by a toxicologist and chemist, Toxicology Training Online comprises over 5 hours of video presentations accompanied by lecture notes, copies of the slides used and other handouts. There is also a comprehensive list of online toxicological resources, a full glossary of terms, and comment boxes throughout the website where questions can be posted.

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Welding: An Exercise in Applied Industrial Hygiene
8 ​Contact hours
Instructor: Mike Harris, PhD

Adapted from a popular PDC, this course describes common welding and thermal cutting processes and the health/safety hazards associated with these processes. Terminology used in the welding industry is incorporated throughout the course as a means of familiarizing participants with the vocabulary used in the workplace. Materials, thermal processes and scenarios associated with potential for overexposures are described. Emphasis is placed on Manganese and Hexavalent Chromium exposures as well as many other H&S hazards. Suggestions for improving the quality of monitoring data are provided as are suggestions for prioritizing exposure assessments. Ventilation techniques and respiratory protection options are also described.

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Our current certificate programs

Field Use of Direct Reading Instruments for the Detection of Gases and Vapors-Operations Level Certificate Program

Intended for the Operations Level user of direct-reading instruments who typically works without close supervision or routine compliance reviews but consults higher level person(s) for assistance as needed.

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Occupational Exposure Assessment Certificate Program

Technicians who would benefit from this program typically have an undergraduate degree in a STEM program and are tasked to apply the fundamentals of IH to gather, document, and report monitoring data and make exposure judgments under the supervision of a more experienced industrial hygienist.

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