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.

Online Courses

Basic Principles of Occupational Hygiene
10 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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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 focus your studies on the key areas you need to know and have been recently updated to reflect the current exam.

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Dermal Exposure Assessment Virtual Conference Recordings
8 Contact hours
Instructors: Jennifer Sahmel, MPH, CIH, CSP, FAIHA and Josie Walton

Recorded in October 2020, AIHA University’s Dermal Exposure Assessment Virtual Conference focuses on the key steps to performing a dermal exposure assessment, including qualitative, semi-quantitative, and quantitative approaches. Real-world case studies, free interactive tools, and collaborative exercises are provided to guide learning.

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Diversity, Equity, & Inclusion for OEHS Professionals Virtual Conference Session Recording Package
10 ​Contact hours
Recorded in October 2023, these virtual conference session recordings focus on diversity, equity, and inclusion in the workplace through the lens of occupational and environmental health and safety. As leaders dedicated to protecting workers, OEHS professionals are critical to achieving equity in the workplace. Take your seat at the table with the knowledge and tools you need to ask the right questions and advocate for meaningful change.

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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 systems 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 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, prepare for a certification exam, or 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, covering 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 applying engineering and administrative controls and covering both industrial and IAQ-type problems. It also contains calculations in spreadsheet format to aid in calculations found in the seven student lessons.

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Exposure Assessment Virtual Conference Recordings
10 Contact hours
Presenters: Billy Bullock, DHSc, MSPH, CIH, CSP, FAIHA
Andrew D. Perkins, MS, CIH, CSP, COHC
Thomas W. Armstrong
Chris Keil

Recorded in March 2019, AIHA University’s Exposure Assessment Virtual Conference offers education from AIHA’s Exposure Assessment Strategy Committee. Learn exposure assessment strategies for judgments of exposure prior to and following the collection and interpretation of occupational exposure monitoring data. Learn strategies for effectively and efficiently managing data derived from exposure assessments and monitoring. Get an introduction to exposure modeling as a tool for exposure assessment.

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Fundamentals of Toxicology Online Course
3.5 Contact Hours
Course Authors: Nadia Moore, PhD, DABT, ATS, ERT, CIH, Britt Weldon, PhD, David G. Dodge, DABT, CIH, Angie Perez, PhD, CIH

This introductory-level course reviews toxicology fundamentals through the lens of occupational and environmental health and safety (OEHS) and includes examples and a detailed, interactive case study to expand on course concepts.

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Intermediate Topics in IH Analytical Chemistry
12 Contact hours
Course Authors: Charles R. (Gus) Manning, Ph.D., 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 may have little or no formal industrial hygiene training.

Go beyond the basics outlined in the introductory course with an in-depth review of concepts that underlie IH sampling and analysis and a 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, Ph.D., 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 about Industrial Hygiene Sampling and Analysis - principles, techniques, and calculations - that make personal monitoring and exposure assessment meaningful.

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Introduction to Product Stewardship
5 ​Contact hours
Instructor: Laurie Gneiding, Steven Marks, Tanner Peters, Sonia Razzaque, Lesa Rice-Jackson, David Szabo, Damon Waterworth & Regina White

Perfect for those new to product stewardship or with less than 5 years of experience, each lesson is led by industry experts within their respective areas, including several Certified Professional Product Stewards®.

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Making Accurate Exposure Risk Decisions
9 Contact Hours
Course Authors: Andrew D. Perkins MS, CIH, CSP, COHC, Jérôme Lavoué Ph.D., MS, Paul Hewett Ph.D, MS, CIH, FAIHA, John Mulhausen Ph.D., MS, CIH, CSP, FAIHA

Accurate exposure risk decisions are critical to risk management programs that protect workers and optimize the use of limited resources. This video series will teach you a basic understanding of the properties of lognormally distributed exposure profiles and how to use traditional and Bayesian statistical analysis tools to make accurate exposure risk decisions based on monitoring data. The use of several freely available statistical tools will be demonstrated using multiple examples. Upon completion of the webinar video series, you will have the knowledge needed for the successful completion of the exam for the AIHA Exposure Decision Analysis Registry.

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Occupational Exposure Banding Virtual Conference Recordings
8.5 ​Contact hours
Instructor: Stephen Gilbert, MS, Thomas J. Lentz, Ph.D., Lauralynn Taylor McKernan, ScD, CIH, Melissa Seaton, MS, CIH, Christine Whittaker, PhD

Recorded in March 2020, AIHA University’s Occupational Exposure Banding Virtual Conference Recordings are perfect for OHS professionals looking for guidance as they approach risk management decision making for unregulated chemicals that do not have established OELs. Learn more about the NIOSH guidance to derive an OEB, the application of OEBs in the workplace, and the application of banding strategies and tools for assessing chemicals with no existing OELs.

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Risk Assessment Virtual Conference Recordings (2021): Introduction to Risk Assessment
4 ​Contact hours
Instructor: John Arthur Lowe, CIH PhD

Learn the fundamental principles of risk assessment, including tools you can use to perform simplified analyses for different occupational and environmental health risks. All OEHS professionals encounter some form of risk assessment. This course will familiarize newcomers to the subject with historical concepts of risk, an introduction of selected risk assessment frameworks, and some simple tools for formulating problems, performing analyses, and communicating risk results.

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SDS & Label Authoring Course
16 Contact hours
Instructors: Instructors: Denese Deeds, CIH, FAIHA, SDSRP; Chandra Gioiello, CIH, SDSRP; Catherine Jacobson Ph.D., DABT; Bob Skoglund, Ph.D., DABT, CIH; Robert Roy, Ph.D., DABT

This self-study course will assist hazard communication professionals in reviewing how to author Safety Data Sheets (SDS) and labels for hazardous products, with a heavy focus on categorizing hazardous products under the Globally Harmonized System (GHS). Addressing both the knowledge and skills required for proficient SDS and label authoring as defined by the SDS and Label Authoring Registry Competency Framework, this course makes an excellent addition to your preparation strategy for AIHA Registry Programs’ SDS and Label Authoring Registry competency assessment.

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Welding: A Case Study in Occupational Hygiene
9 ​Contact hours
Instructor: Mike Harris, PhD

This self-paced online course incorporates videos, interactive scenarios, and practice questions throughout to deepen learner understanding of common welding, cutting, and hot work processes and the health and safety hazards associated with them.

Learn common welding industry vocabulary to communicate effectively with welders in the workplace and review detailed overexposure scenarios to understand the steps an OEHS professional should take to limit worker exposure. Among the potential exposures discussed are Manganese, Hexavalent Chromium, and the potential carcinogenic effects of Iron. Several actionable suggestions will be presented for improving the quality of monitoring data and improving the effectiveness of ventilation and other control methods.

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Virtual PDC Recordings

A Comprehensive Look at IH Monitoring Equipment PDC Recording
3.5 ​Contact hours
Instructors: Yaniv Zagagi, CIH, CSP & Adelmarie Bones, MSPH, CIH, CSP

Recorded in May 2021, this PDC will review: 1) the variety of IH measuring equipment available to perform sampling; 2) the capabilities and shortcomings of the measuring equipment; 3) the pitfalls when performing sampling with each type of equipment; 4) IH professionals' understanding of abilities and inabilities of industrial hygiene sampling; and, 5) situations that may inhibit the accuracy and validity of the sampling

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A Comprehensive Look Into Laser Accidents PDC Recording
3.5 Contact hours
Instructors: Ken Barat, CLSO

Recorded in May 2023, this PDC will review the elements that go into the preparation and response to laser incidents. Topics to be discussed include: 1) pilot illuminations; 2) the use of handheld lasers in demonstrations; 3) biological effects; 4) Personal Protective Equipment; 5) control measures; and 6) performance exercises.

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Assessment, Sampling, and Testing for Indoor Microbes PDC Recording
3.5 ​Contact hours
Instructors: Ching-Yi Tsai, Ph.D. and Chin Yang Ph.D., Ph.D.

Recorded in June 2020, this PDC offers IHs: 1) a microbiologist's perspective of indoor microbiology; 2) the pros and cons of a few common sampling and testing methods,

including MSQPCR and ERMI; 3) the biology and control of Legionella bacteria; 4) the microbes (e.g., bacteria, mites, nematodes, and insects) that are in water-impacted indoor environments but often overlooked by IHs and labs; 5) the degradation and deterioration of economically important materials, such as fabrics, wood, and leathers, by microbes in damp and water-impacted environments and; 6) approaches available for retrospective assessment of water damage and fungal growth to determine whether fungal growth was pre-existing, or not. Build knowledge and skills necessary for interventions to reduce or eliminate adverse microbial exposures in the indoor environment.

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Beyond Banding Estimating Health-Based Limits for Data Poor Chemicals PDC Recording
3.5 ​Contact hours
Instructors: Anders Abelmann, MS, Ph.D., CIH; William Cyrs, MS, CIH; Andrew Maier, Ph.D., CIH, DABT, FAIHA; and Rachel Zisook, MS, CIH

Recorded in June 2020, this PDC will: a) build on the foundations of the hierarchy of OELs; b) teach how to navigate existing data resources and relevant tools for developing health-based occupational limits for chemicals that lack toxicology data; and c) address three methods (read-across, threshold of toxicological concern (TTC), hazard correlation).

Strengthen your ability to establish relevant health-based limits and evaluate your workplaces.

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Decision Making in Managing Risk - Expand Context, Strengthen Skills PDC Recording
3.5 Contact hours
Instructors: Charles Redinger, Ph.D., MPA, CIH, Glenn Barbi, MPH, CIH (Emeritus), Fred Boelter, CIH, PE, BCEE, FAIHA, Mary O'Reilly, Ph.D., FAIHA

Recorded in November 2020, this PDC will help learners develop the skills they need to interact with ERM and non-EHS/OHS risk management professionals in their organizations.

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Electrical Safe Work Practices With Application of NFPA 70E PDC Recording
7 Contact hours
Instructor: Paul A. Zoubek, CIH, CSP, CESCP, SMS

Recorded in November 2020, this course has been updated to cover the 2021 NFPA 70E requirements. It covers principles needed to protect the worker during energized work from shock and arc flash hazards through personnel protection. A chronological sequence will be provided for implementing an electrical hazard control and program management, as are updated requirements and interpretation of the 2021 Edition of NFPA 70E (Standard for Electrical Safety in the Workplace).

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Emissions, Exposure, and Health Impact of 3D Printing Processes PDC Recording
3.5 Contact hours
Instructors: Marilyn Black, Ph.D., LEED AP
Aika Davis, Ph.D.
Aleksandr Stefaniak, Ph.D., CIH
Rodney Weber, Ph.D.
Qian Zhang, Ph.D.

Recorded in June 2020, this course will help you build a business case for implementing corrective action with ventilation controls or source controls for 3D printing processes.

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Environmental Surface Disinfectants in Health Care - Part 1 PDC Recording
3.5 Contact hours
Instructors: Roberta Smith, MSPH, RN, CIC, COHN-S, CIH, John Martinelli, Rob Strode, MS, CIH, FAIHA, Kathy Thompson, CIH, MPH, MS

Recorded in November 2020, this PDC focuses on disinfection as an important aspect of infection prevention in the healthcare environment and the selection of the right surface disinfectant to reduce the prevalence of healthcare-acquired infections. This is part one of a two-part PDC and will provide a comprehensive look at: a) how surface disinfectants work; b) how disinfectants are regulated; c) the most commonly used products; d) potential exposures; e) disinfectant alternatives; and f) new technologies in disinfection.

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Environmental Surface Disinfectants in Health Care - Part 2 PDC Recording
3.5 Contact hours
Instructors: Roberta Smith, MSPH, RN, CIC, COHN-S, CIH, John Martinelli, Rob Strode, MS, CIH, FAIHA, Kathy Thompson, CIH, MPH, MS

Recorded in November 2020, this PDC focuses on disinfection as an important aspect of infection prevention in the healthcare environment and the selection of the right surface disinfectant to reduce the prevalence of healthcare-acquired infections. This second part of a two-part PDC will take a deeper look at the modes of action, product formulations (bleach, peracetic acid), emerging technologies, quality assurance methods, and worker and patient safety and exposure concerns.

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Evaluating Indoor Surface Contamination PDC Recording
3.5 ​Contact hours
Instructors: James Kapin, CIH

Recorded in June 2020, this PDC will l: 1) discuss several commonly used approaches for evaluating indoor contamination; 2) evaluate their strengths and weaknesses; and 3) provide EHS professionals with the tools to select a method appropriate for their project or situation.

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Fire and Explosion Hazards in the Process Industries PDC Recording
3.5 ​Contact hours
Instructor: Dr. Vahid Ebadat, Ph.D.

Recorded in May 2021, this PDC has been designed to show how: a) flash fire and explosion hazards arise in manufacturing processes; b) the hazards can be systematically identified and assessed; and c) the most appropriate basis of safety can be selected and implemented.

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Focus on Health and Safety – An EHS Photographic Audit for Young Professionals PDC Recording
3.5 Contact hours
Instructors: Corey Briggs, CIH, CET, FAIHA
Chrisy Walsh, MS, CIH

Recorded in June 2020, this PDC addresses the need for young EHS professionals (5-15 years of experience) to expand their technical knowledge and professional experiences. This digital plant tour explores and guides young professionals through numerous IH, safety, and environmental issues found at a fictitious workplace.

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From Exposure Assessment to Risk Characterization in Nanoparticles and Asbestos PDC Recording
7 Contact hours
Instructors: Andrey Korchevskiy, PhD, DABT, CIH, Dr. Cary Hill, PhD, Eric Rasmuson, MHS, MS, DABT, CIH

Recorded in May 2023, this PDC will introduce the audience into the topic of quantitative risk assessment of nanoparticles with asbestos in comparison; to derive practical recommendations for dealing with workplace and community exposures.

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Hearing Loss Prevention Program Manager by CAOHC PDC Recording
3.5 Contact hours
Instructors: Andrew Perkins

Recorded in June 2020, the goal of this course is to share what works in hearing loss prevention to meet compliance requirements and, ultimately, truly prevent work-related hearing losses. Attendees taking this course will learn from CAOHC experts in all areas of occupational hearing conservation.

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How to Assess and Manage Nano and Advanced Material Risks PDC Recording
3.5 ​Contact hours
Instructors: Laura Hodson, LCDR Kevin Dunn, M.S., CIH, & LCDR Adrienne Eastlake, M.S., REHS

Recorded in May 2021, this PDC will provide a process for 1) responsible management of nano and advanced materials; 2) anticipating where nano and advanced materials (3D printing) may be in the workplace; 3) recognizing the potential for occupational exposures; 4) evaluating exposures using a variety of sampling equipment; and, 5) controlling exposures based on prevention through design.

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Introduction to IH Mod 2.0 Exposure Modeling with Monte Carlo Simulation PDC Recording
3.5 Contact hours
Instructors: Thomas Armstrong, Ph.D., CIH, FAIHA
Alan Rossner, Ph.D., CIH
Pamela Williams, MS, ScD, CIH

Recorded in May 2021, this PDC provides a comprehensive introduction to IH Mod 2.0, an Excel-based modeling tool available on AIHA's website for evaluating workplace and consumer inhalation exposures with a stochastic model for addressing variability and uncertainty in exposure estimates. Enhance your skills in exposure estimation, predictive modeling, quantitative uncertainty analysis, and risk-based decision making.

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Mitigation Through Decontamination PDC Recording
3.5 ​Contact hours
Instructors: Richard Tom & Karen Jones

Recorded in May 2021, this PDC will cover: 1) what decontamination is; 2) different decontamination techniques for chemical, biological, and radiological contaminants, etc.; 3) real-world case studies to show issues and lessons learned; and, 4) unique considerations for special populations.

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Optimizing Ventilation Systems for Labs PDC Recording
7 Contact hours
Instructors: Thomas Smith & Mahdi Fahim

Recorded in May 2021, this PDC provides industrial hygienists and EHS personnel with the tools and information necessary for participating in the design of lab ventilation systems, testing and commissioning, optimizing energy performance, and implementing a laboratory ventilation management program.

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Process Safety and Risk Management for the Industrial Hygienist PDC Recording
7 Contact hours
Instructors: Benjamin Craig & Michael Larrañaga, PhD, CIH, PE, FAIHA

Recorded in May 2023, this PDC will highlight the important role IHs can play in the administration of OSHA's Process Safety Management (PSM) and EPA's Risk Management Plan (RMP) regulations.

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Certificate Programs

Use of Direct Reading Instruments Certificate Program

This course, based on the AIHA Technical Framework: Guidance on Use of Direct Reading Instruments, asserts the importance of using Direct Reading Instruments (DRIs) frequently and correctly while educating DRI users on the foundational knowledge they need to improve their DRI proficiency.

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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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