FAQ

Is there an age requirement for the OSHA 10?

No. There is no minimum age requirement to participate in Outreach Training Program classes.

Does OSHA require the 10- and 30-hour courses?

No. The OSHA 10 and OSHA 30 training courses are voluntary. OSHA recommends outreach courses as an orientation to occupational safety and health for workers. However, some states enacted laws mandating the training. Also, some employers, unions, organizations or other jurisdictions may also require this training.

How do I get an OSHA card?

OSHA-authorized training providers issue student course completion cards to individuals that successfully complete an OSHA Outreach Training Program. The Outreach Training Program offers 10-hour or 30-hour classes for Construction, General Industry, Maritime, and a 15-hour class for Disaster Site Worker. In order to obtain an OSHA card, an individual must attend and successfully complete the entire class, including all requisite topics and the minimum number of contact hours. An OSHA card is not considered a certification or license.

Who should take a 10- or 30-hour courses?

The 10-hour course is intended for entry level workers. The 30-hour program is for workers with some safety responsibility.

What is an electronic certificate of completion?

Once you passed the final exam, you will be able to download and print an Electronic Certificate of Completion from the training provider. The electronic certificate is not your official document; it is provided only as proof that you took the course until you get your official OSHA 10 Training Course Completion Card in the mail. However, the certificate may be acceptable by your requiring authority for allowing you on the jobsite before your OSHA 10 Card arrives. Check with your requiring authority to find out if this is the case or not.

When will I receive my OSHA 10 card?

Once you passed the final exam, the required documents are submitted to OSHA by the training provider to issue your OSHA 10 Training Course Completion Card. It takes up to six weeks for the card to arrive to your training provider. After that the card is mailed to you by the training provider. Be patient and allow 6-8 weeks for these steps to take place.

How do I replace my OSHA 10 card?

OSHA does not maintain student records for training conducted by other organizations or by authorized outreach trainers. In order to obtain transcripts or copies of course completion documents such as student course completion cards, you must contact the original training provider. Replacement student course completion cards for OSHA 10-hour Outreach Training Program classes cannot be issued for training completed more than three years ago. Only one replacement card may be issued per student per class.

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