Alternative to Work Hours

Criteria for education alternatives:

  • Graduate programs (Master's, PhD, DNP) dedicated to the field of Occupational and Environmental Health and Safety (OEHS) can be used in lieu of 3000 work hours. These programs MUST include a semester/quarter of practical experience and an occupational health related project. The degree must be completed within the five-year period prior to application.
  • Bachelor and 1 year Certificate programs dedicated to OEHS may be used for 2000 hours of work experience. These programs have basic industry content with limited or no practical experience and are considered equivalent to one year of graduate study. These programs must be completed within the five-year period prior to application.

If you choose to use education in lieu of work hours, you must submit your transcripts with your application.**Due to variations in program content over time, ABOHN reviews programs annually and determines each applicant's acceptance on a case-by-case basis.

If your program is not listed and you believe it meets ABOHN's criteria, please contact the ABOHN office prior to application. The Committee will research your program to see if it complies with the ABOHN content criteria.

Currently accepted programs for alternative to work hours - subject to transcript review (Revised 5/7/2021):

** Subject to transcript review

Colleges of Public Health

Masters In OEH

Includes OEH Practicum/Internship

PhD or DNP in OEH

Bachelor's in OEH

1 year Certificate in OEH

** 3000 hours

 

Florida A&M University Public Health Program X X       X  
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health X X X     X  
Oregon State University College of Public Health and Human Sciences X X       X  
Rutgers School of Public Health X X X     X  
Tulane University School of Public Health Program X X       X  
University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health X X       X  
University of Albany SUNY School of Public Health X X       X  
University of Alberta School of Public Health X X       X  
University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health X X X     X  
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health X X       X  
University of Buffalo School of Public Health and Health Professions X X       X  
University of California Berkley school of Public Health X X     X  
University of California -  Davis X X X     X  
University of California Irvine Program in Public Health X X X     X  
University of Indianapolis X X X     X  
University of Iowa College of Public Health X X X     X  
University of Kentucky School of Public Health X X X     X ;
University of Michigan School of Public Health X X X     X  
University of Minnesota School of Public Health X X X     X  
University of North Carolina Gillings School of Global Public Health X X X     X  
University of Utah X X     X  
University of Washington School of Public Health X X X     X  
West Virginia University of Public Health X X X     X  
Yale School of Public Health X X X     X  
** Subject to transcript/certificate program review

Colleges of Public Health

Masters In OEH

Includes OEH Practicum/Internship

PhD or DNP in OEH

Bachelor's in OEH

1 year Certificate in OEH

 

** 2000 hours

Eastern Kentucky University - College of Justice and Safety       X     X
Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health         X   X
Rutgers School of Public Health         X   X
University of Alabama at Birmingham School of Public Health       X X   X
University of Albany SUNY School of Public Health       X     X
University of Arizona Mel and Enid Zuckerman College of Public Health       X     X
University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences Fay W. Boozman College of Public Health         X   X
University of Buffalo School of Public Health and Health Professions       X     X
University of California Berkley school of Public Health       X X   X
University of California -  Davis       X     X
University of California Irvine Program in Public Health       X     X
University of Illinois at Chicago School of Public Health         X   X
University of Minnesota School of Public Health         X   X
University of Utah         X   X
University of Washington School of Public Health         X   X
University of West Florida- Campus and Online         X   X