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Information on CEUs and Contact Hours for COSS®

The list of safety courses below has been created from different courses or trainings we have accepted from past COSS® graduates who have successfully recertified. Any of the courses or training listed below will count towards a COSS graduate's required 60 hours (or 6.0 CEUs) of required continuing education for recertification. Some of these classes are web-based, which means you can take them from your office or home computer.

This partial list shows the courses that we have already pre-approved for recertification; however, it doesn't indicate that these are the ONLY courses that will count. Any training you have taken relating to safety, health, leadership, computer skills, and/or management that is not on this list may also count. Also, any safety seminar or conference you attend will count hour for hour towards your COSS recertification (Example: if you attend a 4-hour safety seminar course, that course is worth 4 hours of credit).

Understanding the difference between CEUs and Contact Hours

Some safety and health classes or seminars that you participate in may not offer official CEUs. In these instances, you will need to accurately record the number of contact hours you spend in the training. For example: you attended a fall protection seminar at an expo from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m., but you were not issued CEUs for the seminar. In this situation you would count the number of actual hours you were in the training. In this example, you would be credited for 2 contact hours. As documentation of your attendance (if documentation is requested from you), you would need to provide a signed roster or attendance sheet and an agenda (or other meeting information) as proof of your attendance.

Some college credits may count as contact hours. For example, if you take a 3 hour REQUIRED college class (elective courses are not accepted) for 15 weeks, that would give you 45 contact hours (3 hours x 15 weeks). A passing grade on an end of semester report card, as well as your degree program’s list of required courses would serve as proof of your attendance (if documentation is requested from you). Only one 3-hour college course will be accepted per recertification cycle.

Pre-approved courses/seminars for COSS Recertification

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  • La. Assoc. of Self Insured Employers
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  • Dale Carnegie
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  • La. Dept. of Environmental Quality
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  • Dale Carnegie
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  • U.S. Coast Guard
  • La. Logging Council
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  • Mine Safety & Health Administration
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  • National Safety Council
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  • National Safety Council
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  • Great Lakes Safety Council
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Title of Course / Seminar
  • Accident Investigation
  • Acrylonitrile Safety Awareness
  • AED Training
  • Aerial Lift Safety
  • Anger Management Awareness
  • Anhydrous Ammonia Awareness
  • Asbestos Awareness
  • Back Safety
  • Basic Orientation Plus
  • Behavior-Based Safety
  • Benzene Awareness
  • Bloodborne Pathogens
  • Butadiene Safety Awareness
  • Certified Occupational Safety Specialist (COSS)
    COSS will only count towards recertification if it is retaken. Your initial class will not count towards your recertification.
  • Certified Worker's Comp. Professional
  • Chemical Exposure Safety
  • CO2 (Carbon Dioxide) Awareness
  • Confined Space Awareness
  • Construction Site Safety Orientation (CSSO)
  • Construction Site Safety Supervisor (CSSS)
  • Construction Site Safety Technician (CSST)
  • CPR Training
  • Crane & Rigging Safety
  • Crane Signalman Course
  • Defensive Driving
  • Disaster Site Worker
  • DOT Hazmat Technician
  • Electrical Safety Classes
  • Electrical Standards
  • Elevated Work Surface Safety
  • Ergonomics Awareness
  • Evacuation/Emergency Planning
  • Excavation and Trenching Awareness
  • Fall Arrest Systems
  • Fall Protection Awareness
  • Feet Safety
  • Fire Brigade
  • Fire Extinguisher Basics
  • Fire Safety
  • Fire Watch
  • First Aid
  • Forklift Safety
  • Formaldehyde Awareness
  • Fundamentals of Supervision
  • Fundamentals of Worker's Comp.
  • H2S Awareness
  • Hand and Power Tool Safety
  • Hazard Communication
  • Hazard Recognition
  • Hazardous Materials Transportation
  • Hazardous Waste Management
  • HAZWOPER (any training)
  • Hearing Conservation Awareness
  • Heat Stress Awareness
  • Hexavalent Chromium
  • HF Acid Awareness
  • High-Impact Presentations
  • Hot Work Safety Awareness
  • Hydrogen Safety
  • Industrial Hygiene Overview
  • Industrial Radiographer Certification
  • Inorganic Arsenic
  • Job Safety Analysis
  • Laboratory Safety
  • Ladder Safety Awareness
  • Lead Safety Awareness
  • Leadership and Management Development
  • Leadership Training for Managers
  • Lifting Safety
  • Liquid Petroleum Gases Awareness Training
  • Lock-Out/Tag-Out
  • Machine Guarding Safety Awareness
  • MARSEC Training Exercise
  • Master Logger
  • Material Handling
  • Material Safety Data Sheets
  • Methylene Chloride Safety Awareness
  • Mold Awareness
  • Mold Worker Training
  • MSHA training (any)
  • Nitrogen Awareness
  • Office Safety
  • OSHA Certified Class (500, 501, 10-hr Card, etc.)
  • OSHA Recordkeeping
  • Oxygen Safety Awareness
  • Personal Protective Equipment Awareness
  • Pipeline Safety Seminar
  • PowerSafe
  • Principles of Occupational Safety and Health
  • Process Safety Management
  • Radiation Safety
  • RCRA Awareness
  • Respirator Fit Testing
  • Respiratory Protection
  • Rigging Safety Awareness
  • Roles of the Safety Practitioner
  • Root Cause/Risk Analysis
  • Safe Supervisor
  • Safety & Health Management Systems
  • Safety Awareness
  • Safety Certification Courses (any)
  • Safety Conferences/Conventions (any)
  • Safety Inspections
  • Safety Management Techniques
  • Safety Motivation/Psychology of Safety
  • Safety Technician Certification
  • Safety Training Methods
  • Scaffolding Safety
  • Signs, Signals, Barricades
  • Site Safety Representative
  • Slips/Trips/Falls
  • State–Specific OSHA Training (CALOSHA, MIOSHA, etc.)
  • Supervisory Development Training Process
  • Traffic Control & Flagger Safety
  • Trenching & Excavation Safety
  • Vinyl Chloride Safety Awareness
  • VPP Courses
  • Welding Safety
  • Workplace Violence

If you are interested in taking a course that is not listed above, please email info@coss.net to see if it will count towards your COSS Recertification before you enroll in it.