Become an OSHA Trainer

Step 1: Meet Experience Requirements

Construction Industry Requirements
Five years of construction safety experience. A college degree in occupational safety and health, a Certified Safety Professional (CSP), or Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) designation, in the applicable training area may be substituted for a total of two years of experience

General Industry Requirements
Five years of general industry safety experience. A college degree in occupational safety and health, a Certified Safety Professional (CSP), or Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH) designation, in the applicable training area may be substituted for a total of two years of experience

Step 2: Take the Corresponding Prerequisite Course

Construction Industry Prerequisite Course
OSHA #510 – Occupational Safety and Health Standards for the Construction Industry (Must have been taken within the last 7 years) 

General Industry Prerequisite Course
OSHA #511 – Occupational Safety and Health Standards for the General Industry (Must have been taken within the last 7 years) 

Step 3: Proof of Experience/Prerequisites

You MUST fill out the prerequisite verification form and send it to the Mid-South OTI Education Center before you will be eligible to register for an OSHA Outreach Trainer course. This form is used to verify that all prerequisites and experience have been met by the student. Instructions for sending the form to the Mid-South OTI Education Center are located on the form itself.

Step 4: Take the Corresponding Outreach Trainer Course

Construction Industry Outreach Trainer Course OSHA #500 – Trainer Course in Occupational Safety and Health Standards for the Construction Industry

General Industry Outreach Trainer Course
OSHA #501 – Trainer Course in Occupational Safety and Health Standards for General Industry

Please Note: The above courses must have been taken within the last 7 years.