Safety & Health Practitioner Certificate Program

About the Program

The Safety and Health Practitioner Certificate Program was established to recognize those participants who have attended at least 27 SCATS training programs (10 core, 9 area of interest, and 8 electives) within a three year period. The classes offered are either OSHA standard based or provide skills to ensure attendees are more effective in their safety and health responsibilities. The program is conducted in a learning-friendly setting

You will gain knowledge and skills that are relevant to your work environment through a pertinent and practical curriculum. The curriculum consists entirely of classes that are already offered to the public on SCATS quarterly schedules which are available on this website.

SCATS classes and services are provided at no cost to our clients and there are no application or registration fees for this program.

Program Purpose

The purpose of the Safety and Health Practitioner Certificate Program is to elevate the standard of safety in Nevada by providing consistent, in-depth training in occupational safety and health. The program will also provide safety professionals the venue to develop and further their skills and expertise in the safety arena.

Program Focus

The curriculum has been developed for a broad range of occupational settings, including, but not limited to, manufacturing, construction, service industries, and government agencies. The program also takes into account employers with limited resources, and employees with limited time frames.

Classroom Strategies

Classes in the Safety and Health Practitioner Certificate Program focus on methods and techniques involving: hands-on applications, safety and health program development, class projects, scenario based problem solving, foundations for instructional presentations, concepts of creative thinking, investigation and analysis of workplace accidents, and safety and health management tools.

Time Frames

A Safety and Health Practitioner Certificate is awarded upon successful completion of the curriculum within a specified time-frame. Once your application has been submitted, you have three years from that date to complete the program. You may also count completed SCATS training classes listed in the curriculum that fall within the three year period prior to the date of your application for Program Completion.

Continuing Education Units

Through a partnership with some of the Nevada Community Colleges, Continuing Education Units (CEUs) can be obtained for attending SCATS classes for a nominal charge. Information on how to obtain CEUs is provided at the classes.


For more information on on how to achieve your safety certification, call SCATS at (702) 486-9140.