To earn one, the employee must complete at least seven courses (three required plus four electives) totaling 68 hours of in-class training.

The programs cover electrical standards, permit-required confined space entry, evacuation and emergency planning, accident investigation, fall hazard awareness, and recordkeeping.

Visit a new webpage for course descriptions and prerequisites, program information, and instructions on how to apply.

The program is administered by OSHA Training Institute Education Centers, which are non-profit organizations authorized by the agency. All required courses are available nationwide. Students can use OSHA’s searchable course schedule to find courses. Courses taken at different OTI Education Centers are transferrable.

Under the Occupational Safety and Health Act of 1970, employers are responsible for providing safe and healthful workplaces. OSHA’s role is to ensure these conditions for working men and women by setting and enforcing standards, and providing training, education, and assistance.