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The Introduction to Industrial Hygiene for Exposure Monitors & Industrial Hygiene Technicians Course is an introduction to the concepts, theory, and terminology associated with industrial hygiene. The course instruction provides students with a broad range of information including sampling methods, sampling equipment and media, and industrial hygiene calculations. In addition, Navy instructions, OSHA and ACGIH standards, and other agency regulations are discussed. The 5-day course is taught in a classroom setting by the NMCPHC Industrial Hygiene staff. Students will complete a final project and present findings on the last day to receive a certificate of completion. The course is intended for exposure monitors, industrial hygiene technicians, and junior/inexperienced industrial hygienists/industrial hygiene officers (IHOs). Quota priority for the course will be given to Navy/DHA personnel including monitors, technicians, or inexperienced/junior IH/IHOs needing the course. Others will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Course Dates

  • 6-10 February 2023 (Portsmouth, VA) – Course Concluded
  • 5-9 June 2023 (Portsmouth, VA) – Now Accepting Applications Through 15 May 2023
  • 31 July – 4 August 2023 (San Diego, CA) – Now Accepting Applications Through 10 July 2023


Quota Requests and Prerequisites

To receive a quota, send application, math review, and quota request letter to the address below or scan the documents and email to

Mailing Address:

Navy and Marine Corps Public Health Center
620 John Paul Jones Circle, Suite 1100
Portsmouth, VA 23708-2103

If time does not permit mailing, fax documents to (757) 953-0689.


Course Policies and Useful Information

Course enrollment is generally limited to the following personnel:

  • Civilian GS Series 069​0 (Health Technician - IH), or 0019 (Safety Technician)
  • Active Duty or reserve E-6 or below, currently assigned as an Industrial Hygiene Technician or Safety Petty Officer, under the direct supervision of an Industrial Hygienist/IHO
  • Junior/inexperienced Industrial Hygienist/IHO

Others will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

Student Cancellations

To ensure the 10 student minimum enrollment for the course is met, cancellations must be made via email to, 10 working days prior to the first day of class. Commands will be notified when students do not comply.

Scheduling Travel Plans for the Last Day of the Course

The last day of the course begins at 0800 with a hands-on ventilation exercise and final project (course ending approximately at 1630). It's suggested returning flights be booked much later than 1630; our location is a good distance from the airport and tunnel traffic can be unpredictable.

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