OSHA Education Center Frequently Asked Questions
What Are OSHA Training Institute (OTI) Education Centers?
OSHA Training Institute (OTI) Education Centers are a national network of nonprofit organizations authorized by OSHA to deliver occupational safety and health training to public and private sector workers, supervisors and employers. Only courses validated by the OTI Education Centers are able to provide Department of Labor OSHA 10-Hour and 30-Hour Cards.
Most employers only require certificates of completion as proof of training and do not need official DOL cards. Your employer and state laws will identify whether you need an official DOL OSHA card or not.
Is OSHA Training Mandatory?
While all OSHA training courses are voluntary, some courses—like the OSHA 10-Hour Construction and General Industry Training—are required by certain states, like New York, New Hampshire, Rhode Island, Connecticut, Massachusetts, Missouri and Nevada. These states have mandated laws that require workers to successfully complete the 10-hour training before working on a job site.
Some employers in construction and general industry will also make OSHA training mandatory for new employees before they begin working. Many times, you will only need proof of course completion and not a Department of Labor OSHA 10-hour or 30-hour card.
How Do I Complete OSHA Training?
You can complete an OSHA training course online through the OSHA Education Center. With 24/7 access to the OSHA Education Center, you may go at your own pace and are allowed to take up to six months to finish the course.
Do Students Receive Course Materials?
Yes, depending on the course, students will receive course materials, like study guides, that will help them prepare for the final exam. The OSHA Education Center also provides a free practice quiz on OSHA Standards.
How Do I Get My Course Completion Card?
Upon course completion, you can immediately download your OSHA Education Center course completion certificate, which will serve as temporary proof of course completion until your laminated wallet card arrives in the mail.
Can I Get a Replacement Card?
If you lose your OSHA wallet card, the only person who can request a new one is your Outreach trainer or online OSHA provider. Contact the OSHA Education Center if you need a replacement card.
A replacement card can only be issued if the class was taken within the last five years. Only one replacement card may be issued per student per class.
Who Can I Contact if I Need Help?
We recognize that you may not be completing a training course during normal business hours, so the OSHA Education Center can be reached 24/7 for technical support or general questions about the course you are taking. We can be contacted via phone, live chat, or e-mail.