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The Introduction to Industrial Hygiene for Exposure Monitors Course (Exposure Monitors 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 10-day course is taught in a classroom setting by the NMCFHPC 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

  • River’s Edge Bistro (Portsmouth, VA): 06 Feb 23 – 10 Feb 23 – Course Concluded
  • River’s Edge Bistro (Portsmouth, VA): 05 Jun 23 – 09 Jun 23 – Course Concluded
  • NEPMU-5 (San Diego, CA): 31 Jul 23 – 04 Aug 23 – Course Concluded
  • NEPMU-2 (Norfolk, VA): 29 Jan 24 – 09 Feb 24 –Course Concluded
  • Navy Gateway Inn and Suites at Joint Forces Staff College (Norfolk, VA): 15 Jul 24 –26 Jul 24 - Accepting Applications Through 24 Jun 24

Quota Requests and Prerequisites
To receive a quota, please follow the instructions below:

​​Mailing Address:
Navy and Marine Corps Force Health Protection Command
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 will be a full day and it's suggested returning flights be booked much later than 1630; traffic can be unpredictable.

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