Certified Safety & Health Expert Witness Specialist

100% online, self-paced course format

Course Credential: IASHEP- Certified Safety & Health Expert Witness (CEWS)

(Note: Refresher certification is required every three years to maintain professional credential.) Recertification fee $150

Non-discrimination Policy:

IASHEP is committed to maintaining a work and learning environment free of all forms of discrimination

Course Description:

This course provides an introduction to How to Start, Build and Run a Successful Expert Witness Practice.  This three day course is an intensive, content rich workshop that is designed to show safety, health and environmental professionals how to start, build, and run a successful expert witness practice.

This course is appropriate for safety, health and environmental professionals including prospective and novice expert witnesses. Students will learn from an experienced faculty in a step-by-step fashion how to start, build, and run a successful and ethical expert witness practice.

Prerequisite: None

Student Learning Outcomes

At the end of the training, the participants will be able to understand:

  • The role of expert witnesses in civil litigation,
  • Who is considered an expert,
  • How to properly define your area (s) of expertise and practice areas, education & degrees
  • How to draft a curriculum vitae appropriate for expert witness work,
  • How to get cases, marketing your business
  • How to avoid ethical problems and maintain your integrity,
  • Qualifying the expert,
  • Does your attorney want you to write a report or not
  • Daubert & Frye Decisions,
  • How to draft a retention agreement to protect your rights,
  • How to form defensible opinions
  • The testifying skills and techniques attorneys are looking for,
  • Techniques for maintaining your independence and objectivity,
  • Ten golden rules to remember and ten mistakes
  • How to build a tremendous reputation,
  • Ethics,


This course will be valuable for:

  • Safety, Health and Environmental Professionals & Consultants
  • Safety & Health Committee Members
  • Government Inspectors
  • Managers & Supervisors
  • Hospital and Healthcare Managers
  • General Industry and Construction Personnel
  • Training Managers
  • Industrial Hygienists
  • Environmental Professionals


Students completing the course must take a proctored final exam.  A score of 80% on the final exam is necessary to receive your personalized certificate of completion. The student gets three (3) attempts to pass the course.

After signing up for this course IASHEP will send you a link to the LMS class