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MESH Certificate Program

The Manager of Environmental, Safety and Health Certificate Program series consists of certificate programs sponsored by NCDOL, NC State - Industry Expansion Solutions (IES), and the Safety and Health Council of North Carolina. These programs are educational, flexible and designed for working professionals and non-degree seeking adults who are looking for continuing education offerings to meet their professional and personal goals.

Environmental management and employee safety and health issues are a tremendous responsibility. In today's busy work place, most managers and supervisors are not fully aware of, nor prepared to meet, day-to-day environmental, health and/or safety responsibilities. The certificate programs are designed to meet these responsibilities and much more.

Each certificate program:

  • Is designed for working safety professionals and employees responsible for oversight of environmental, safety and health programs.

  • Requires no prior experience or degree.

  • Offers training courses across the state by each of the three sponsors.

  • Provides professional instructors from NCDOL, Safety and Health Council of North Carolina and NC State - IES.

What Does MESH Stand For?

What Does MESH Stand For?

Manager of Environmental, Safety and Health Programs.

How Does the Program Work?

How Does the Program Work?

Earning the certificate requires no specific educational background or previous training. Individuals begin by submitting an application; they then complete the required number of core courses and elective courses. The certificate is awarded after successful completion of 100 course hours. Courses are offered by each of the three sponsors; NC State - IES, Safety and Health Council of North Carolina, and NCDOL.

What are the Different MESH Certificate Programs?

What are the Different MESH Certificate Programs?

  • MESH, the original MESH certificate, is for individuals responsible for any environmental, safety or health program, however, it is based more toward 29 CFR 1910 general industry standards.

  • C-MESH is for individuals responsible for construction safety and is based more on the 29 CFR 1926 construction standards. Of the 100 hours required to complete the C-MESH program, 60 hours must be construction specific.

  • IH-MESH is for individuals who work with industrial hygiene concerns; 60 hours of the 100 required hours must be industrial hygiene specific.

  • PS-MESH is for individuals responsible for safety in a multi-faceted governmental environment. PS-MESH is awarded after completion of 30 hours in public sector core courses and 70 elective hours in general industry and/or construction.

  • Advanced MESH is for MESH, C-MESH, IH-MESH or PS-MESH graduates that wish to achieve a higher level of professionalism in EH&S. The Advanced MESH certificate is earned after completing two additional weeks of coursework. One week focuses on advanced safety and health, while the second week is an environmental concentration. Hands-on applications, field trips and case studies are an integral part of this certificate.

Which Courses May I Apply to the MESH Certificate Program?

Which Courses May I Apply to the MESH Certificate Program?

Environmental, safety and health continuing education programs offered by NC State - IES, the Safety and Health Council of North Carolina, and NCDOL receive MESH credit. In addition, a maximum of 10 hours of credit for each certificate may be earned by attending North Carolina safety conferences such as the N.C. Statewide Safety Conference, the N.C. Regional Safety Schools, the Carolina Star Conference, and the North Carolina Safety Congress. Up to 25 hours of credit may be obtained through courses taught by other providers if approved by the MESH board. MESH participants must show proof of attendance and subject matter covered in the course in order to receive MESH credit from outside providers.

How Far Back Can You Go For Training to Still Count?

How Far Back Can You Go For Training to Still Count?

Training can be counted for MESH credit up to five years.

How Do I Track My Training?

How Do I Track My Training?

The MESH sponsors will provide certificates for all training you attend through them.  You will want to maintain copies of your certificates.  If you are not provided a certificate, you can use this printable MESH Training Record. 

What is the Cost of a MESH Certificate?

What is the Cost of a MESH Certificate?

The cost for each MESH Certificate is a $99 filing fee that you submit to either NC State - IES or the Safety and Health Council of North Carolina upon completing the 100 required credit hours for that certificate. The fee covers the MESH Program administrative cost and the delivery of the MESH plaque.

MESH Sponsors