VPPPA has partnered with two great universities that allow you to take advantage of outstanding safety and health educational opportunities to improve your skills and talent within the safety and health arena. 

VPP Excellence in Safety Certificate Program

UAB Online offers a unique first of its kind, totally online Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) best practices certificate program, endorsed by the Voluntary Protection Programs Participants’ Association (VPPPA). This certificate program is strategically aligned with VPPPA’s mission for World-Class Safety Excellence and will provide students with best practices for identifying leading indicators with hazard analysis and risk assessment techniques. Students will learn the leadership skills needed to guide a safety culture change by example or to “lead from behind” or to manage from the middle. Upon completion of this certificate program, students may expect to be fully prepared to work through an OSHA VPP process, using best practices to achieve or maintain VPP status at their facility.

View course details and/or register. 


Online Degrees

Columbia Southern has partnered with VPPPA and offers a 10% online tuition discount for all VPPPA members, including family members. The application fee is also waived and there is no cost for text books. 

Columbia Southern University (CSU) offers completely online degree programs, open enrollment, affordable tuition rates, and a flexible learning style designed to accommodate your life. Choose from associate, bachelor, master or certificate programs in a variety of fields including business administration, fire science, criminal justice administration, occupational safety and health and more. 

For more information, visit CSU Webpage

Safety Related Podcasts

Below are some safety related podcasts that have been shared that people may find interesting and/or educational:

Pre-Accident Investigation by Todd Conklin