Safety Management


Employees are as concerned about working in a "safe" employment atmosphere as simply "having a job." This concern has prompted demands for higher performance standards and increased safety awareness in the private, public, and governmental sectors. Thus, there exists a need for professionals who are able to develop and implement safe work practices in the workplace. The Certificate in Safety Management is designed to meet this need and help with career advancement. It also prepares students for the American Board of Certified Safety Professionals examination. College of Public Health students enrolled in a major other than Safety Management may concurrently enroll in this Certificate.

Course Location/Delivery

This Certificate is offered at the Tampa campus.

Admission Requirements

The applicant must have an earned bachelor's degree from a regionally accredited institution, preferably in Science, Engineering, Nursing, or one in a related environmental or occupational health field with a minimum 3.0 GPA.

Application Process

To learn about the application process, and to access the application, please review our application process.


None are required.


Fourteen credit hours are required for completion of the Certificate.



Time Limit for Completion of Certificate

Per University Policy, all Certificates have a five year time limit.

Credit toward Graduate Degree

Up to 12 hours of certificate course credits may be applied to a graduate degree with departmental approval

Standardized Tests

International students must submit a TOEFL score when English is not the native language. A minimum score of 550 on the paper-based test or 79 on the web-based test is required.


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