The Canadian occupational health and safety (OHS) industry is filled with certifications, designations, health and safety diplomas and degrees.
If you’re new to the field, navigating all these different credentials can be really challenging. For example, in the field of health and safety, there are key differences between a certificate and a certification, and between a certification and a designation.
Some safety jobs require at least a bachelor degree, some need a masters, while others call for only a certificate or diploma.
If you’re considering alternatives to a 4-year health and safety degree, you may be looking into college-level health and safety programs. In this case, understanding your path to certification is crucial.