Diploma in Safety, Health, and Environmental Management (SHEM)

The Diploma for working safety practitioners

The occupational health and safety job market in Canada is becoming more competitive each year, as awareness of the importance of safety practices becomes more widespread.

If you’re currently emplyoed as a safety practioner, and you’re looking for ways to help secure your professional future and stand out in a crowded job market, our online Diploma in Safety, Health and Environmental Management (SHEM) is designed especially for you.

Add new critical thinking skills to your toolkit, and a broader professional perspective to your daily practice. Hone your abilities when it comes to developing, implementing and evaluating workplace occupational health and safety programs and systems – and establish yourself as an in-demand safety expert.


Program overview


8 total


16 months



(paid all at once or one course at a time)


Fully online

Application deadlines

August 9, 2024

September 20, 2024

*You'll need to apply at least 1 month before the start date.

Course start dates

September 2, 2024

October 14, 2024

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Course details

Course structure & details

The courses offered in this program are based on independent learning – you decide when to study during the week, and there are no classes to attend. However, you will be required to meet assignment deadlines and finish your courses on time.

Your road to CRSP certification

if you’re looking to become a certified Canadian Registered Safety Technician (CRST) this program offers a pathway to fulfilling the requirements set by the Board of Canadian Registered Safety Professional:

Start by enrolling in and completing the Certificate in Occupational Health, Safety, and Environmental Systems (COHSES) program, then proceed to study the Diploma in Safety, Health, and Environmental Management (SHEM) program. This combination will cover the educational hours required for an OHS certification from BCRSP.

For more details, get in touch with our Program Advisors.

Fees and funding
16 months
Tuition for the full SHEM program can be paid all at once or one course at a time.


 in total

Additional costs

Paying by course: $620 – $770 per course

Need assistance?

Our Program Advisors are here to answer any questions about our programs, the tuition fees, or how to apply.

Service Hours: Monday - Friday 7:30am to 3:30pm ET

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We will support you

Our Program Advisors will help you if you have questions about your choice of study program, the admission requirements, or the tuition fees, for example.

Just give us a call
A UFred recruitment advisor is ready to help answer your questions.

+1 877-454-6232
Admission requirements

Entry requirements

We’ll advise you every step of the way – and help you understand our undergraduate, master’s and MBA entry requirements – to make applying easy.

Our online model

Fair pricing

Thanks to our fully online teaching environment, we can charge less for our programs while still offering you a high-value educational experience.

Freedom to learn

Online learning means having more freedom: no need to travel, no need to attend multiple classes during business hours.

Online campus

You'll get the same education, networking and collaboration opportunities on-campus programs offer - through our online campus.


All of our services are available to you digitally: a library, a bookstore, support from advisors and peers, and instructor office hours.

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