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As safety professionals move along in their career path, they are in need of training designed for a high-level safety manager. LSU Professional Development in partnership with the Alliance Safety Council offers the opportunity for safety professionals to participate in the Certificate for Occupational Safety Managers (COSM) program. This advanced-level safety program is offered in five 8-hour modules on-campus or live-online. This unique 40-hour, five-day program is designed to build core competencies in the field of safety management.


This unique certificate program consists of one 40-hour course taken over the course of 5 days. This is broken up into five 8-hour modules:

  • Essentials of Safety Management
  • Strategic Planning & Evaluating for Safety Success
  • Managing Risk & Safety Finances
  • Communicating the Safety Message
  • Injury Management, Incentives & Discipline

These modules are offered on-campus and live-online. In order to receive the COSM industry certificate, you must complete all five modules, turn in all assignments and have a minimum of 2 years of safety, health and environmental work experience.

English Proficiency Requirements

Continuing Education Programs

Continuing Education (CE) courses and programs offered online through LSU Online & Continuing Education typically include a combination of lecture and discussion as well as reading and writing assignments. You need an adequate command of English in all skill areas (listening, speaking, reading, and writing) to participate in classes.

If English is not your native language, you must meet one of the English language proficiency requirements below to be successful in our CE programs. If you intend to register for a CE course or program, you can determine whether you meet English proficiency requirements by self-assessment prior to enrolling. We want to empower you, the learner, to progress successfully. Completing this self-assessment will enable you to make a good decision on whether you can complete one of our programs.

Intermediate English Skills

Most CE professional development courses and programs require at least intermediate English skills, which are equivalent to a B2 level of English language proficiency on the Self-Assessment Form. When assessing yourself, be sure to read through each of the categories under Column B2 to make sure you meet proficiency requirements.

Advanced English Skills

Online Distance Learning courses and microcreds are for-credit courses and might require more advanced English skills, equivalent to a C1 level on the Learner Self-Assessment Form. Be sure to read through each of the categories under Column C1 to make sure you meet proficiency requirements.

For more information about this course, email Answers or call 833-280-5634.

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