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Course Director Workshop

February 14, 2018- Orlando, FL

The Course Director workshop is being held in conjunction with the National Hearing Conservation Association Conference (NHCA), as a pre-conference workshop. This all-day event includes pre-read material and the Hearing Conservation Manual 5th Edition.

Workshop Description

The Course Director (CD) Workshop consists of eight hours of focused training and an exam intended to prepare CDs for successful preparation and conduct of the 20-hour Occupational Hearing Conservation (OHC) certification and 8-hour recertification courses. CD certification and re-certification are granted for five years.

Course curriculum will include guidance in the following areas:

Target Audience

Certified audiologists, industrial hygienists, occupational health nurses, speech-language and hearing professionals, safety engineers and noise-control engineers.

Training and/or Activity Renewal Requirements and Options

  1. Before the expiration of current CD status, submit the Course Director Renewal application and current renewal fee.
  2. Fulfill the criteria outlined in either OPTION 1 or OPTION 2 and successfully pass the CD examination, during the designated times, before the end of the five-year credential term:


  1. Complete the eight-hour CAOHC CD training workshop.
  2. Complete the on-line examination with a passing score of 80% or higher.


  1. Complete the on-line examination with a passing score of 80%or higher.
  2. Fulfill at least two of the following items during the applicant’s five year credential term:

a. Serve as CD for a minimum of 10 OHC courses with no substantiated violations of CAOHC policies and procedures.

b. Actively participate on a CAOHC committee or task force for at least two full years. Active participation means attendance at scheduled conference calls and contribution to committee projects.

c. Submit and have accepted for publication, a minimum of two articles in CAOHC’s newsletter Update.

d. Accrue a minimum of 10 continuing education contact hours related to Occupational Hearing Conservation.

e. Participate as an approved instructor in one or more CAOHC sponsored CD workshops.

Renewing CDs will have thirty business days to successfully complete the renewal on-line examination, during designated times, upon submission of their renewal application or at the end of the CD training workshop.

  1. Renewing CD applicants will have two opportunities to achieve a score of 80% or better.
  2. CDs that do not pass the examination after two attempts will be required to retake the CD training workshop and pass the CD examination.

Course Instructors

Pamela duPont, MS CCC-A CPS/A
LTC J. Andrew Merkley, AuD CCC-A CPS/A


Caribe Royale
8101 World Center Dr.
Orlando, FL 32821


Hotel Reservations:

Online Hotel Reservations - NHCA attendees (Click Here) (Must be reserved by January 14, 2018)

Reservations can be made by contacting the hotel directly at 1-888-258-7501 or 407-238-8000.  To receive the group rate, attendees must identify themselves as attendees of the NHCA group at the time of booking.

Hotel Information:

Walt Disney World® area - 1.5 miles
International Drive - 1 mile
SeaWorld Orlando® - 6 miles
Orange County Convention Center - 6 miles
Universal Studios Resort™ - 10 miles
Orlando International Airport (MCO) - 16 miles
Orlando/Sanford International Airport (SFB) - 47 miles