*NEW* Emergency Safety Specialist Certificate Program



This brand new certificate program provides a solid foundation in safety for Safety Officers, Assistant Safety Officers, and other positions in an incident command structure. This program is intended to augment training taken through FEMA, in order to provide skills and knowledge necessary to ensure the safety of workers participating in all phases of an incident/emergency response. Download the program flyer to share this information with colleagues. 


  • Advance your career by bringing essential skills and knowledge to your workplace
  • Create a safer workplace environement for yourself, your co-workers, and your employees
  • Choose electives that pertain to your workplace and career goals
  • Gain confidence and knowledge about OSHA standards and best practices from the only OSHA-authorized training center in Region 10
  • Apply your previously completed OSHA courses towards certificate completion, and receive discounts on any additional OSHA courses taken after graduation


General Standards Course, select one of:

OSHA 510       OSHA Standards for the Construction Industry

OSHA 511       OSHA Standards for General Industry

OSHA 5410     OSHA Standards for the Maritime Industry

OSHA 6000     Collateral Duty Course for Other Federal Agencies

OSHA 521      OSHA Guide to Industrial Hygiene

OSHA 7505    Introduction to Incident (Accident) Investigation

OSHA ESO      Emergency Safety Officer Course 

Emergency Management Institute Courses taken through https://training.fema.gov/nims/

​The Pacific Northwest OSHA Education Center
4225 Roosevelt Way NE, Suite 100
Seattle, WA 98105

It is recommended that applicants complete their OSHA courses and IS-100.c, IS-200.c, and IS-700.b through https://training.fema.gov/is/crslist.aspx prior to enrolling in the final Emergency Safety Officer course. Note: FEMA courses can be taken online.


Select one from group A and two from group B

Electives Group A (choose 1)

OSHA 2015      Hazardous Materials

OSHA 2225      Respiratory Protection

OSHA 2255      Principles of Ergonomics

OSHA 2264      Permit-Required Confined Space Entry

OSHA 3015      Excavation, Trenching and Soil Mechanics

OSHA 3095      Electrical Standards

OSHA 5600      Disaster Site Worker Trainer Course (please note this course has its own set of prerequisites)


Electives Group B (choose 2)

OSHA 7200      Bloodborne Pathogens Exposure Control for Healthcare Facilities 

OSHA 7205      Health Hazard Awareness

OSHA 7210      Pandemic Influenza and Workplace Preparedness 

OSHA 7500      Introduction to Safety and Health Management

OSHA 7115      Lockout Tagout 

OSHA 7405      Fall Hazard Awareness for the Construction Industry

OSHA 7410      Managing Excavation Hazards (cannot be used if OSHA 3015 was selected for group A elective)

Bakken Oil Transport: Emerging Risks Awareness Training - subject to course availability.



  1. Fill out the certificate program application form and submit it via e-mail to ce@uw.edu or fax it to 206-685-3872
  2. Pay the $95 application fee
  3. Register for courses


For more information, or registration help, please call us at 206-685-3089 or 800-326-7568 or e-mail us at ce@uw.edu

View the certificate program brochure for answers to frequently asked questions.