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Course Director Workshop

March 25, 2018 - Atlanta, GA

This workshop is only available for military personnel.

 The Course Director workshop is being held in conjunction with the Joint Defense Veterans Audiology Conference (JDVAC) conference, as a post-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:

Federal or Department of Defense (DoD) employees that are certified audiologists, industrial hygienists, occupational health nurses, speech language and hearing professionals, safety engineers and noise-control engineers.

Course Instructors

LTC John A. Merkley, AuD
Maj. Johnny Foster, AuD
COL (Ret.) Vickie Tuten, AuD
COL (Ret.) Kathy Gates, AuD


Sheraton Atlanta Hotel
165 Courtland St NE
Atlanta, GA 30303


Sheraton Atlanta Hotel
(404) 659-6500

Point of Contact:

LTC John A. Merkley
Email: john.merkley@us.af.mil
Phone: 210-292-3947

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