Online Graduate Certificate in Safety Leadership and Management

Set the safety bar others will follow

Our online Safety Leadership and Management Graduate Certificate has been designed to elevate the capabilities of established safety professionals. This online certificate program provides a strong foundation in compliance and legal requirements, administrative responsibilities, ethical practices, policy creation and implementation, and more.

Our safety leadership and management certificate prepares you to:

  • Qualify for positions such as safety manager, compliance manager, emergency management director or health and safety engineer
  • Earn the specialized skills that make companies look to you when disaster strikes
  • Enhance your critical thinking, policy analysis and ethical reasoning skills
  • Sharpen your ability to detect critical threats and hazards
  • Develop your leadership style and aid in decision-making
  • Collaborate with expert faculty in an interactive learning environment
  • Expand your skill set with an additional specialty

Complete Graduate Certificate in 1 year or less.

100% Online

Enjoy the flexibility of 100% online coursework.

International Faculty

Nationally and internationally recognized faculty.

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Professional opportunities with internships and career development.

Rankings and Accreditation

Included in U.S. News & World Report‘s annual listing of top colleges and universities.

Ranked 9th as Top Online College for Occupational Safety Degrees.

What You Can Learn

Our online safety leadership and management graduate certificate program prepares you with the tools to establish, maintain and update safety protocols at your workplace.

Online Graduate Certificate in Safety Leadership and Management Courses

SSE 842 Safety Ethics 3 Credits

Addressed are fundamental concepts of ethics and ethical practice for safety professionals. Issues/topics include the central role of ethics, reaching agreement, cheating/free riding and dilemmas faced by the safety professional.

SSE 843 Human Resources & Change Management for Safety Professionals 3 Credits

An analysis of human resource laws and employment issues impacting the safety function, including the ADA, Title VII and the Pregnancy Discrimination Act. Assessment of new/pending legislation and regulations impacting the safety and employment functions.

SSE 815 SSEM Administration 3 Credits

Examination of administrative concepts and principles regarding organizing and managing the functional areas of fire, safety and security. Development of organizational and administrative structure to include policy formulation, goals and objectives, managerial tasks and impact evaluations within an encompassing safety, security and emergency framework.

SSE 833 Legislation & Legal Compliance 3 Credits

Comprehensive study and analysis of federal/state regulations and legislation such as the OSHA, EPA, etc., which mandate compliance with certain safety, health and environmental conditions and practices relating to work performed in occupational, industrial and comparable settings.