Becoming an Authorized Construction Trainer

To become an Authorized Trainer, a person must meet two prerequisites, which consist of a training and experience component: 

  1. 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); and
  2. Completion of OSHA course #510 Occupational Safety and Health Standards for the Construction Industry. Please note that the 30-hour Construction outreach class is not considered equivalent to course #510. The 30-hour Construction outreach class is a hazards-based class, which is delivered by OSHA authorized trainers. The OSHA #510 course covers OSHA standards and is only offered through the OSHA Training Institute (OTI) or its OTI Education Centers.

Experience cannot be substituted for the training prerequisite component. OSHA does not issue waivers for these prerequisites. After satisfying the prerequisites, a person must complete course #500 Trainer Course in Occupational Safety and Health Standards for the Construction Industry. This course includes knowledge and performance-based tests. Trainers must pass both of these tests to become an authorized trainer. 


Click here to download the Trainer Prerequisite Form.


Update Requirement 

To stay current on relevant OSHA matters, authorized Construction outreach trainers are required to attend OSHA course #502, Update for Construction Industry Outreach Trainers, every four years. The OSHA #500 course may also be used to maintain a trainer’s authorized status. If a trainer’s authorization has expired, the trainer must show that they have taken the OSHA #510 within the last 7 years to qualify for the OSHA #500. If a trainer’s authorization has expired, they will be unable to conduct outreach training and receive student completion cards. 


Already an Authorized Trainer? 

If you are already an Authorized OSHA Outreach Trainer through the OSHA Education Center at ASU, you can click here to go to our Outreach Trainer Resource Page. Find training materials, request cards, submit advanced notification of training and more (must be logged in to this site).

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