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The certificate program in Public Sector Safety & Health Fundamentals supports OSHA’s mission by training public sector employees in occupational safety and health to reduce incident rates for workers in state and local governments. Participants have the opportunity to earn certificates for Construction and General Industry training.
Participants can choose from a variety of topics such as occupational safety and health standards for the construction or general industry, safety and health management, accident investigation, fall hazard awareness, and recordkeeping. Although this program was primarily designed for public sector employees, it is available for anyone interested in furthering their knowledge of occupational safety and health.
To be awarded a certificate, students must successfully complete a minimum of seven courses, comprised of a minimum of 68 contact hours. Courses are transferable and may be completed at different OTI Education Centers. For additional information, please see the FAQs or contact UT CIS.
The Tennessee Certified Economic Developer (TCED) program, administered by the University of Tennessee Center for Industrial Services (UT CIS), provides high-quality training, continuing education, and professional development opportunities to Tennessee economic and community development practitioners and community leaders.
The TCED program gives participants a broad-based knowledge of economic opportunities and trends, core components and tools required to compete in today’s global economy, with a focus on economic development in Tennessee. Upon completion of the TCED program and certification requirements, participants are awarded the Tennessee Certified Economic Developer (TCEcD) designation, indicating they have developed core competency in the principles and practices of economic development in Tennessee.
TCED Recertification is required every three years. Spring TCED graduates must recertify by June 30 and Fall TCED graduates must recertify by December 31. Recertification requirements focus on continuing education opportunities in economic development. A minimum of 48 hours of professional development is required over the three-year cycle, with 16 hours of training recommended per year.