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CAOHC Class Schedule and Registration

The Council for Accreditation in Occupational Hearing Conservation (CAOHC) is a well-respected trade organization that promotes hearing conservation in the workplace. Certification through CAOHC offers you recognition as a professional in the field of Occupational Hearing Conservation. We believe in more than just selling safety equipment.

CAOHC Certification Classes

20 Hour (2 1/2 Day) Certification Course
8:00 AM to 5:00 PM | Final Day 8:00 AM to 1:00 PM

Your $700.00 registration fee covers all training materials, including the 400 page Fifth Edition of CAOHC’s “Hearing Conservation Manual” written by Alice Suter, Ph.D. Your CAOHC certification fee of $75.00 is included in the course fee along with a Hearing Conservation Student Study Guide. You may bring your own audiometer if you wish. All meals are at your own expense.

► Noise as a problem in the workplace
► Anatomy and physiology of the ear
► Principles of noise analysis and noise control
► Hearing and the physics of sound
► Federal and state regulations
► The audiometer and test environment
► Audiometer techniques
► Proper instrument calibration techniques

► Supervised audiometric evaluations and reviews
► Audiogram review, referral and employee follow-up
► Recordkeeping
► When to make a medical referral
► Workers’ compensation guidelines
► Following OSHA guidelines
► How to effectively monitor sound in the workplace
► Helpful tips

This two-and-a-half day course will provide a clear understanding of how to design and implement a hearing conservation program and perform audiometric testing.

After successfully completing this course, you will receive a certificate of course completion. The course instructor will forward your application and the $75.00 certification fee to CAOHC.

Location

Both courses will be held at Day Star Corporation, 203 E. 14th Avenue, in North Kansas City, Mo. – just minutes from downtown Kansas City off Interstate 35 and Armour Road.

There are a number of good places to eat within walking distance of the course site. Hotel rooms are just a short drive away. Your confirmation material will include directions to the training site and hotel information.

Cancellations

Should you cancel your reservation at least two weeks prior to the course, we’ll refund your tuition less 20%.

(Day Star Corporation reserves the right to cancel courses due to low attendance or factors beyond our control. In such instances, your money will be refunded in full. Prices are subject to change.)

CAOHC Recertification Classes

The Council for Accreditation in Occupational Hearing Conservation
8 Hour Recertification Course

8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Your $450.00 registration fee covers all training materials with the exception of the CAOHC “Hearing Conservation Manual”. This manual was provided at your original certification. Should you need a new manual, they are available for $80.00. Your CAOHC recertification fee of $75.00 is included in the course fee along with a Hearing Conservation Student Study Guide. You may bring your own audiometer if you wish. Lunch is at your own expense.

► The role of the OHC
► Federal and state regulations relating to noise and hearing conservation
► Personal hearing protection devices
► Employee education and motivation
► Recordkeeping

 

► The audiometer and test environment
► Supervised audiometric testing and techniques
► Audiogram review, referral and employee follow-up
► Workers’ compensation issues
► Employee education
► Helpful tips

After successfully completing this 8 hour recertification course, you will receive a certificate of course completion. The course instructor will forward your application and the $75.00 recertification fee to CAOHC.

 

Occupational Hearing Conservationist must be recertified every five years.

Location

This course will be held at Day Star Corporation, 203 E. 14th Avenue, in North Kansas City, Mo. – just minutes from downtown Kansas City off Interstate 35 and Armour Road.
There are a number of good places to eat within walking distance of the course site. Hotel rooms are just a short drive away. Your confirmation material will include directions to the training site and hotel information.

Cancellations

Should you cancel your reservation at least two weeks prior to the course, we’ll refund your tuition less 20%.

(Day Star Corporation reserves the right to cancel courses due to low attendance or factors beyond our control. In such instances, your money will be refunded in full. Prices are subject to change.)

CAOHC Class Schedule

Listed below are the current class schedule we have for our Certification and Recertification classes.

CAOHC Certification Course

March 16th-18th, 2020
July 13th-15th, 2020
October 20th-22nd, 2020

CAOHC Recertification Course

March 17th, 2020
July 14th, 2020
October 21st, 2020

Course Instructor

Linda Ratliff-Hober

Ms. Ratliff-Hober is an American Speech and Hearing Association (ASHA) certified and state-licensed audiologist. She has a wide variety of experience and brings a practical approach to occupational hearing conservation. She completed her undergraduate work at the University of Kansas and her graduate work at Central Missouri State University. A well-respected professional in hearing conservation, she has performed field work for a number of years, handling testing for various companies and has trained hundreds of Occupational Hearing Conservationists.

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