Certified Chemical Hygiene Officer (CCHO)
Training Pathway

About the Certified Chemical Hygiene Officer Program

This online training program is for Chemical Hygiene Officers (CHOs) and Environmental Hygiene Officers (EHOs) that are looking to obtain a professional certification for the position. Participants will earn micro-credentials along the way and full certification at the end of the pathway. This pathway also includes technical guidance in the development and implementation of provisions of Chemical Hygiene Plans, a requirement for all schools by the OSHA 1910.1450 Laboratory Standard.

What is Included in the Certified Chemical Hygiene Officer Training?

  • 100% Online Training
  • 22 Modules with Micro-Credentials 
  • 160 Lessons, 25 Videos, 22 Quizzes
  • 1 Certificate Exam
  • Certified Chemical Hygiene Officer Certificate
  • Approx. Time to Complete: 10.5 hours

Earn Multiple Certificates through the Certified Chemical Hygiene Officer Training

A Reminder to Superintendents

If there is no designated Chemical Hygiene Officer at a school, then that responsibility automatically defaults to the superintendent of schools regardless of their education, experience, or understanding of chemical hygiene protocols.

Who is Certified Chemical Hygiene Officer Training For?

  • Chemical Hygiene Officers
  • Environmental, Health & Safety Professionals
  • School Administrators
  • Risk Managers/ Operations Managers
  • Business Officers
  • Lab Managers / Supervisors / Workers
  • Researchers
  • Safety/Security Directors
  • Science, Art & Technology Educators

Advantages of a Site-Based Certified Chemical Hygiene Officer

All schools should consider having a site-based CHO. Having a knowledgeable person available to immediately remedy any possible situation involving hazardous chemicals to reduce the impacts to the school community is an advantage.

Areas under the OSHA Hazard Communication standard, like art, technology education & engineering, agri-science, maintenance, etc., would especially benefit from having a site-based chemical hygiene officer, even if only in a consultant role.
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Ask Yourself

  1. Is there a current Chemical Hygiene Plan in your district?
  2. Who is the designated Chemical Hygiene Officer?
  3. How accountable do you feel for your district’s chemical health and safety?
  4. Would having site-based Chemical Hygiene Officers add an additional layer of safety to the schools and overall risk management program in your district?

Become a Certified Chemical Hygiene Officer

Get qualified to provide technical guidance in the development and implementation of the provisions
of the Chemical Hygiene Plan.

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