CD Training and Certification

How to Become Certified as a Course Director (CD)

Credential/License Requirements

Applicants must document a current license, registration or membership with one of these jurisdictions or organizations:

  • Current licensure by a state or territory of the United States for the practice of medicine, nursing or audiology
  • Current membership in the American Industrial Hygiene Association
  • Current membership in the Institute of Noise Control Engineering
  • Current membership in the American Society of Safety Professionals

Professional Requirements

Applicants must document a current certification from one of these organizations:

  • American Board of Audiology
  • American Board of Industrial Hygiene
  • American Board of Occupational Health Nurses
  • American Board of Otolaryngology
  • American Board of Preventive Medicine (Occupational Medicine)
  • American Speech-Language-Hearing Association (audiology)
  • Board of Certified Safety Professionals
  • Institute of Noise Control Engineering

Required Experience

Applicants must fulfill at least one of these requirements:

  • A minimum of one year equivalent (1,000 hours) work experience in occupational hearing conservation activities, within the past five years (documentation required). Please have your supervisor fill out this form here, or provide a letter attesting to your 1000 hours of experience.
  • Participation as adjunct faculty and practicum assist under the direct supervision of a CAOHC-approved Course Director (CD) for one 20-hour course including all responsibilities (per the Course Director Policies & Procedures listing)

To apply to the CD workshop:

  • Find a workshop by clicking here
  • Fill out the application and pay the associated fee.

Applicants who have not met all requirements may attend the CD workshop, but CD status will not be granted until all requirements are met. All OHC activities must be performed according to applicable state/federal regulations and any professional licensures/certifications.

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