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Certificate for Occupational Safety Managers Course Summary

COSM LogoThis 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. Program participants must meet at least one of the following requirements:

  • An associate degree with a major or minor focus within the fields of safety, health or environment
  • A minimum of 3 years of safety, health or environmental work experience
  • A safety-related credential (for example, COSS, CIH,CHST, OHST, CSP, GSP, or ASP)
  • An associate degree with a major or minor focus within the fields of safety, health or environment

Prerequisites will be verified at the time of registration. Challenges to prerequisite requirements should be directed to our administrative offices.

Note: Those individuals who are not interested in being in the COSM certificate program but wish to attend sessions may do so without meeting the program prerequisites. 

Please contact the Associate Director, Geraldine Radio for further information: or (856) 558-8797

Download COSM Session Descriptions

Upcoming Course Dates

May 7th – May 11th, 2018
8:00 am – 5:00 pm


DVSC-DE / 501 S. College Avenue, Newark, DE 19716


From I-95, use Exit 1 (DE-896 N/S. College Ave.). Continue straight for about 1.5 miles. Make a right at the traffic light, then an immediate left towards the parking lot/building.


How To Register

Submit your registration using our secure form:

(1)  Submit Your Registration

(2) Enter all company and student information.

(3) Click the Submit button at the bottom of the registration form. To avoid multiple submissions, please click on the Submit button once. Please allow a few moments for your information to submit to our secure server.


Executive Course Summary

Certified Occupational Safety Manager (COSM)

The COSM program is divided into five, 8-hour sessions. Each 8- hour session can be taken as a stand-alone course. In order to receive the COSM certificate, all five sessions must be attended and successfully passed within a 24 month time period. In order to accommodate scheduling needs, most session offerings are spread out over several weeks. Some scheduling, however, will offer all five sessions of the COSM program within a one-week period. Program participants may choose the order of the five-sessions at their own discretion.


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 to learn more.



510 Heron Drive
Suite 210
Swedesboro, NJ 08085;
Main Line: 856.422.3872 (DVSC)


130 Executive Drive
Suite 5
Newark, DE 19702
Main Line: 302-607-2758

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