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.


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. 

HSO Certification


  1. Students can apply for an extension if the course is not completed within the allotted 10-week time frame. If students do not complete all assignments with a 70 percent or higher within 10 weeks and do not apply for the extension, they will be removed from the course. Back to duration