In this course, you will learn NIOSH-approved techniques for obtaining the best spirometric test results with a variety of clients. This 2-day workshop covers the most current standards and recent developments in pulmonary function testing and is applicable to occupational health nurses, physicians, industrial hygienists, technicians, medical assistants, or employee health practitioners responsible for performing accurate pulmonary function testing. All participants will have ample opportunity to practice pulmonary function testing utilizing a variety of spirometry equipment with one-on-one instruction from the faculty. The course concludes with a practical exam and written multiple choice exam.

Registration fee of $650 includes course materials, manual, processing of your exam, and CEU certificate.

This is a NIOSH-Approved course.

This course is eligible for 1.6 Continuing Education Units (CEUs) (16 contact hours).

Nurses: This activity has been designed to meet Minnesota Board of Nursing continuing education requirements for 16 (60 minute) contact hours, and ABOHN requirements for certification.

Safety Professionals: This course is designed to meet the criteria for Continuance of Certification (COC) as specified by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP).

Offered by the Midwest Center for Occupational Health and Safety (MCOHS).
Supported by the University of Minnesota School of Public Health Learning Innovations Office. 


As a result of completing this learning activity, you will be able to:

  • use standardized methods to obtain acceptable and repeatable spirograms,
  • correctly perform calculations for basic spirometric parameters,
  • implement appropriate quality assurance procedures for spirometry equipment, and
  • recognize the applications, strengths, and limitations of spirometry in the occupational health setting.

Course Location

Class location is in University Office Plaza located at 2221 University Avenue Southeast, Rooms 114/116, Minneapolis, MN, 55414.


  • The registration fee is refundable if a cancellation request by the registrant is received seven days prior to the course start date. No refund is available after that time.
  • In the event of a course cancellation, a complete refund of fees paid will be made. In the event of a cancellation, the University of Minnesota is not responsible for participant housing or travel expenses incurred by the registrants.


For questions regarding this course, contact Continuing Public Health Education and Outreach at 612-626-4515 | cpheo@umn.edu.

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NIOSH-Approved Spirometry Training
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8:00AM to 5:15PM
Feb 12, 2024 to Feb 13, 2024
Twin Cities (US Central Time)
University Office Plaza
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