The COSM program is designed to increase the knowledge and skill competencies of executive-level safety managers. Because of this, a certain amount of prior safety-focused education, certifications or experience must have been obtained as a prerequisite prior to enrollment acceptance.

What participants will learn

The COSM program is a week long, 40-hour program. In order to receive the COSM certificate, all sessions must be attended and successfully passed within a 24 month time period. Note: COSM virtual is typically set up over a few weeks, but are not broken down into five-sessions.

Learning Outcomes:

Program participants will, among meeting other key objectives, learn to develop strategies for achieving safety-related goals in business environments by:

  • Developing clear objectives, goals, strategies, and measures for integrating health, safety, security and environment into the culture of the enterprise,
  • Creating specific methods for promoting occupational health, safety, and environmental program initiatives to organizational decision makers,
  • Establishing measurable expectations and accountability for safety services and assuring that facilities are continually prepared for safety assessments, and
  • Developing a comprehensive safety management system that is capable of assuring that overall safety, by whatever measure, is improved in the organization.

COSM does NOT replace contractors’ and owners’ specific training programs and do not authorize employees to do work. The employer must provide the employee with proper training for the specific job. Visit www.cosstraining.org to learn more.

Classroom Training

Class info, upcoming dates & registration
Upcoming Course Dates
  • 2022 Dates to be announced
Course Time
  • 8:00 am – 5:00 pm
  • $2,749
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University of Delaware, 501 S. College Avenue, Newark, DE 19716

Virtual Training

Class info, upcoming dates & registration

Virtual COSM® courses are offered in real-time during live classes with our expert COSS Instructors. The week-long course features the same innovative and rigorous curriculum as our in-person COSS training with digital coursework that includes daily compliance moments and proctored exams.

Students will participate in a live 6-hour online session via Zoom video conferencing Monday – Friday. Live sessions begin at 8:00 a.m. Central Time. After each session Monday – Thursday, students can work on their own time to complete daily exercises and readings. On the final day, students will participate in an additional 2-hour Zoom session to complete final graded activities including the final exam, final compliance moment, and safety presentation.

Participation in the course will require the following:

  • Computer with reliable Internet access (Laptops and desktop computers only.)
  • Preference: Dual monitor setup or use of multiple devices (computer and mobile device)
  • Google Chrome Browser
  • Webcam and Microphone
  • Zoom Video Conferencing
  • Adobe Acrobat Reader DC
Upcoming Virtual Course Dates
  • November 22-23, 29-30, December 6, 2021 (MT, MT, M class)
  • $2,289
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IMPORTANT COVID NOTICE regarding classroom training at University of Delaware

In preparation for in-person safety training this Fall, students are required to be fully immunized against COVID-19 no later than August 15, 2021. For more information on vaccine requirements, please visit https://www.pcs.udel.edu/student-resources/pcs-covid-19-vaccination-guidelines/.

How do I provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination?

Professional and continuing education students who will participate in in-person UD noncredit programs in fall 2021 must provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination. Please visit the Student Health Services website for more information and to upload proof of full vaccination. Note: The Secure Student Health Portal is being updated to accommodate vaccine information for professional and continuing education students. Additional details about providing proof of vaccination will be provided soon.

How do I request an exemption from COVID-19 vaccination?

Exemptions will be accommodated for students who cannot receive a COVID-19 vaccine for medical or religious reasons. Please visit the Student Health Services website for more information and to submit documentation for COVID-19 vaccination exemption. Note: The Secure Student Health Portal is being updated to accommodate vaccine information for professional and continuing education students. Additional details about providing proof of vaccination will be provided soon.

Discounts are available for active military and veterans. Click to Learn More.
  1. Military discounts are available for our Specialty Training Programs, such as COSS, COSM, and Safe Supervisor. Call to check for the availability of the military discount for other training programs offered by Delaware Valley Safety Council.
  2. Military discounts are available for anyone who is active military, a veteran or a member of the reserves.
  3. Proper military verification must be submitted with the registration, such as Form DD214 for veterans, or a military ID card for active service people and reserves.  A copy of this paperwork must be kept on file with student’s registration.
  4. The discount will be 15%, PROVIDED WE ARE DEFINITELY RUNNING THE CLASS WITH OUR 3-PERSON MINIMUM—3 students already registered at regular price—before we will register and offer the military discount.
  5. Payments must be made with a credit card; invoicing and payment plans for the program may be set up with the DVSC Controller.  Full payment is due one week prior to class start.
  6. The same late fees and cancellation fees apply.
Recertification Information

What is Recertification?

You are required to renew your Certified Occupational Safety Specialist (COSS®) and Certificate for Occupational Managers (COSM) credential every three years. You should apply for recertification by December 31 of the third full year of your recertification cycle.

At a glance, what you need to know:

  1. Cost to recertify = $149
  2. Choose between (a) taking a 3-hour COSS Refresher course or (b) submitting their 15 recertification points
  3. Students can visit cossrecert.com for more information

Additional information about recertification is available in the Recertification Guide.

Are there any prerequisites to COSS, COSM, and SAF Frontline Safety Training?

COSS requires individuals to have a high school diploma or equivalent. COSS is an academically rigorous course that requires nightly reading from a college textbook, daily quizzes, student presentations and a comprehensive written exam.

COSM requires a minimum of 2 years of safety, health and environmental work experience. Participants must complete required assignments in order to receive the final COSM certificate.

SAF Frontline Safety Training does not have any specific prerequisites.

Questions? Please contact the Associate Director, Geraldine Radio for further information at jeri.radio@dvsconline.org or (856) 558-8797

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