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Diploma in Occupational Health Practice (DipOHPrac)

The Faculty has launched a new Diploma in Occupational Health Practice that aims to develop the skills of registered healthcare professionals. Initially available for Registered Nurses, it is designed to help those already working in occupational health to progress their career and encourage others to move into the sector.

Investing in occupational health (OH) is fundamental if we want to improve the health and wellbeing of the UK population. The majority of adults spend a significant amount of time in work and OH is vital to improving people’s health for the better.

Find an approved course centre
Candidates are required to attend a FOM approved DipOHPrac training course before applying for the examination. Please contact the training centres directly using the information in the table below.

Location Contact Telephone Email
Healthwork Ltd Manchester Lucy Connell






TOPHS Ltd Nottingham Jo Dodsworth 0115 837 3650 dipoccmed@tophs.co.uk

Please note
This qualification is currently open to Registered Nurses only. It is hoped the course will be open to other registered health care professionals in the near future. In order to qualify for the DipOHPrac certification by FOM, candidates must complete an approved DipOHPrac training course and complete both the MCQ and the Oral portfolio assessment within a five-year period.  The qualification is not recordable with the Nursing and Midwifery Council (NMC) and will not enable the use of the title Specialist Community Public Health Nurse Occupational Health (SCPHN OH).


Detailed information about the format of the examination can be found in the DipOHPrac Regulations.

Examination fees

2022 Dates for the Diploma in Occupational Health Practice are:

Monday, 7th November 2022 (MCQ) – Online Exam

Tuesday, 8th November 2022 (Oral/Viva) – Online Exam

Wednesday, 9th November 2022 (Oral/Viva) – Online Exam

Further guidance for the MCQ exam can be downloaded here.

Further guidance relating to the Viva examination can be downloaded here.

Registration for the November 2022 exams will open at 9.00am on Monday 25th July 2022 and close at 5.00pm on Wednesday 28th September 2022.

Please note that there are limited spaces for these exams and places will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Only complete applications will be booked successfully.

All Diploma exams for the foreseeable future are scheduled to take place online. The MCQ examinations will be held in partnership with TestReach. Oral/Viva examinations will be held via MS Teams.

If you would like to enter into this examination, please log in to the members’ area and follow the ‘Exams’ link.   If you are applying for the Portfolio Examination please ensure you are using the current template. Ensure the application is complete and apply early during the booking period. If places fill-up still apply online as we do our best to meet demand. A ‘waiting list’ allocates places in order of application. Please note that if an examination is not available on the list it means that applications are not open at this time.

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