I want to become an Authorized OSHA Outreach Trainer

Safety & Health Training

Individuals interested in becoming an authorized OSHA Outreach Trainers.  Authorized OSHA Outreach Trainers deliver 10- and 30-hour outreach classes to workers in construction and general industry.  To become an Authorized Outreach Trainer, interested individuals must meet the requirements established by OSHA. Those requirements include:

1. Successfully completing the Occupational Safety and Health Standards for construction (OSHA 510) or general industry (OSHA 511) course.

2. Demonstrating 5 years of safety related experience by completing the prerequisite form.  

This means that the person has knowledge of the OSHA standards gained by using them in their job for at least five years. They do not need to have devoted all of their time to safety and health, but safety and health was a part of their responsibilities. The OSHA Outreach Trainer course prerequisite verification process requires a prospective student to document at least five (5) years of occupational (workplace) safety and health experience in a respective industry (General Industry or Construction). It is the responsibility of the OTI Education Center to evaluate information submitted on the form to determine IF an individual has met all the prerequisite requirements set forth by the Directorate of Training and Education/OSHA.  It’s expected that the workplace experience noted on the form is detailed in such a way that it is sufficiently broad in scope and application, that an OTI Education Center may consider the applicant to possess the potential to be effective, i.e. teaching a wide variety of safety and health hazards, prevention and mitigation methods to entry level workers and/or workers and supervisors with some safety responsibilities. Support the control or elimination of recognized workplace hazards, and enhances well-being of self and co-workers.

Trainers must attend an update course every 4 years.

Authorized Outreach Trainers must apply using your legal name. Download and complete the Outreach Trainer Update form and return with your current trainer card to Once approved you will receive a registration code. 

Read about industry specific requirements by clicking the industry button above.  

Current Outreach Trainers who have expired 

If an Outreach Trainer's authorization has expired, the former trainer must satisfy the prerequisite requirements to renew their trainer status; i.e. submit a completed OSHA Trainer Course Prerequisite Verification Form, re-complete the OSHA Trainer Course for construction or general industry and if it has been more than 7 years since the completion of the Occupational Health and Safety Standards for construction or general industry they must retake that course as well.

If you have questions please contact us at or 480-965-2425. 


Why the OSHA Education Center at ASU?

Arizona State University was selected by OSHA to become an OSHA Training Institute Education Center in

2013. We are housed in the Del E. Webb School of Construction, a program in the School of Sustainable Engineering and the Built Environment, which is one of the schools making up the Ira A. Fulton Schools of Engineering (not an extension services group), giving us access to the leading experts in the industry to

help design and deliver courses to you. We have new, state of the art facilities. We give our trainers 24/7 access to resources via our online systems, so you can request replacement cards, submit course

completion documents, send notification of training - all from our on-line portals, anytime and anywhere

you have Internet access. 

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