Product Stewardship Certificate

The First Professional Certificate in Product Stewardship

Around the world, there is a growing commitment by manufacturers to manage the life cycle of their products in a way that ensures the health and safety of people and the environment. This commitment has created a high demand for professionals with specialized knowledge in responsibly managing all stages in the life cycle, from product design and sourcing of raw materials to manufacturing, packaging and transportation of the product, and ultimately to product disposal or recycling and reuse.

The Indiana Public Health Training Center is proud to offer the first Professional Certificate in Product Stewardship, a non-degree, 100% online training program designed to provide students with advanced knowledge in this rapidly growing field.

Whether you are an employer and want to build the expertise of your team or you want to advance your own career in the exploding field of product stewardship, now you have access to world-class training that goes beyond workshops and webinars to provide the knowledge needed to lead product stewardship efforts and navigate an increasingly complex regulatory environment.

Register Now for the Fall Semester

Our next semester starts the week of August 21, 2017. During the Fall 2017 semester we'll be offering these classes:

  • Fundamentals of Product Stewardship (Mondays | 6:00 to 8:40 p.m. Eastern Time)
  • Product Hazard, Exposure and Risk Assessment (Tuesdays | 6:00 to 8:40 p.m. Eastern Time)

I appreciated that we talked about a lot of real world examples.

Designed For Your Convenience

We’ve designed the Professional Certificate in Product Stewardship with our students in mind.

  • Take a single course or two to build knowledge in a specific area or complete all five courses to earn the Professional Certificate in Product Stewardship.
  • Ideal for working professionals - courses are offered online, one evening per week.
  • Faculty is comprised of leaders in product stewardship from industry and academia, ensuring you get rigorous training in theory and lots of real world examples.

What I liked best was the flexibility for a full-time professional.

Featured Faculty

Steven Lacey, PhD
LaceyDr. Steven Lacey is an Associate Professor and Chair of the Department of Environmental Health Science at the IU Richard M. Fairbanks School of Public Health in Indianapolis. His deep knowledge of environmental public health and passion for product stewardship led him to establish the first formal product stewardship program in the country. Prior to coming to Indianapolis, he founded the Occupational Safety program at the University of Illinois at Chicago NIOSH ERC, where he also served as Director of Industrial Hygiene and Hazardous Substances Academic Training. A Certified Industrial Hygienist and Certified Safety Professional, Dr. Lacey currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Product Stewardship Society, and he is the Vice President of the American Industrial Hygiene Association. Dr. Lacey earned a BS in Zoology from Texas Tech University, an MS in Industrial Hygiene from Texas A&M University, and a PhD in Industrial Hygiene from the University of Illinois at Chicago. He served as a postdoctoral fellow at the Johns Hopkins Bloomberg School of Public Health.

Gail Hart, MBA
Gail Hart, MBAGail Hart is one of the giants of the Product Stewardship industry. He spent 38 years with ExxonMobil, rising through the ranks to Executive - Global Product Stewardship Services. Along the way, he held several product stewardship management positions, as well as a range of chemical plant manufacturing assignments, supervision of mechanical design, new business development and management of export/import operations. With his extensive industry experience and first-hand knowledge of real world expectations and challenges, Mr. Hart offers his students a unique opportunity to learn both theory and application. Mr. Hart holds a BS in Industrial Engineering from Iowa State University and an MBA from Rutgers University.

Stephen Benoit
Stephen BenoitStephen Benoit is a Corporate Product Stewardship and Regulatory Manager at DuPont. He leads the global Product Stewardship and Regulatory Learning and Development program, the Global Stewardship of Products and Regulations Implementation team (SPIRIT), the Brand Licensing Steering Team (BLST) and he manages the Collaboration Center for Product Stewardship. Stephen is highly valued at DuPont for his product stewardship consulting services, which he provides to all DuPont businesses and regions. He works with business and regional resources to continually assess, develop and strengthen the global Product Stewardship program and to strengthen collaboration by assisting with the development and promotion of new tools and processes.

Al Ianuzzi, PhD
Al IannuzziDr. Al Ianuzzi is the Senior Director of the worldwide Environment, Health & Safety department at Johnson & Johnson, where he directs the global Product Stewardship and Green Marketing programs. He leads Johnson & Johnson's EARTHWARDS greener product design process. Al received his PhD degree in Environmental Policy from the Union Institute & University in Cincinnati, where he researched EHS self-regulation programs. He is the author of the books "Greener Products: the Making & Marketing of Sustainable Brands" (CRC Press 2011) and "Industry Self-Regulation and Voluntary Environmental Compliance" (CRC Press, 2002), and has written numerous articles on product stewardship and environmental compliance.

Kate Sellers, PE
Kate SellersKate Sellers, a Technical Director at the consultancy ERM, focuses her product stewardship work on identifying and managing risks. Those risks may be to businesses that depend on effective stewardship to sell products around the world, or, more fundamentally, risks to human health and the environment. Curiosity and a passion for exploring the consequences of society’s inventiveness led Ms. Sellers to co-author the book Nanotechnology and the Environment (CRC Press 2009) to explore the stewardship of nanomaterials. She recently completed her fourth book, Product Stewardship, Life Cycle Analysis, and the Environment (CRC Press 2015) which explores the mechanisms for and consequences of global chemical controls. She holds a MS in Environmental Engineering from the University of Massachusetts and a BS in Chemistry from Indiana University. Ms. Sellers is a licensed professional engineer and the President Elect of the Product Stewardship Society.

Maryann Sanders, MS
Maryann SandersMaryann Sanders is a Sr. Regulatory Compliance Specialist at Haley & Aldrich, Inc. with more than 25 years of experience working with industry, trade associations, and regulatory agencies both in the U.S. and abroad. Her expertise includes human health toxicology, industrial hygiene, microbiology and regulatory affairs. She has managed compliance to product regulations across numerous industries including the chemical, pharmaceutical, consumer products, metals and mining, and the packaging industry. She focuses on identifying and producing compliance data based on the product and market jurisdiction. The Product Stewardship programs and business strategies she developed have been used to manage global product portfolios and integrate corporate acquisitions. Ms. Sanders holds a MS in Occupational and Environmental Health and a BS in Medical Technology from Wayne State University.

What Does It Cost?

The cost will be a flat fee per course, which can be charged to a credit card. You will not be able to apply the courses toward a university degree at a later date. 

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This project is/was supported by the Health Resources and Services Administration (HRSA) of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) under grant number UB6HP27881 Region V Public Health Training Collaborative (total award amount $825,634). This information or content and conclusions are those of the author and should not be construed as the official position or policy of, nor should any endorsements be inferred by HRSA, HHS or the U.S. Government.