Candidate Handbook

The Certified Occupational Hygienist (HOC) is the global standard for the certification of Occupational Hygienists competencies that allows occupational health and safety professionals to have the applied knowledge to be able to anticipate, recognize, evaluate, and control chemical, physical, and biological hazards in the work context.

The HOC certification program allows you to establish your level of professional knowledge and skills in occupational health and safety in the field of occupational hygiene. The HOC credential is a global standard that is only awarded to those who meet the requirements of education and experience, in addition to successfully completing an exam written entirely in Spanish, requirements established by the Iberoamerican Board of Occupational Hygiene, recognized by the International Association of Occupational Hygiene (IOHA).