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Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) is a recognized leader in championing worker safety and health as one of the Region VI OSHA Training Institute (OTI) Education Centers.  TEEX is an agency of the Texas A&M University System, one of the largest systems of higher education in the nation, with a statewide network of nine universities, seven state agencies, and a comprehensive health science center.

The Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service has a long tradition of developing a skilled and trained workforce that enhances the public safety, security and economic growth of Texas and the nation through training, technical assistance, and technology transfer.  For additional information on TEEX or the OTI Education Center, including a complete schedule of classes, visit

Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service is an internationally recognized leader in the delivery of emergency response and workforce training, exercises, technical assistance, and technology transfer.  The center's cadre of instructors includes some of the top experts in the field of safety, with real-world experience covering virtually every safety-related occupation.  TEEX is headquartered in College Station, Texas, and conducts classes at TEEX facilities throughout the state of Texas, and at various locations throughout the five-state OSHA Region VI, which covers Texas, Louisiana, Arkansas, Oklahoma, and New Mexico.  TEEX also provides contract training to customers at locations worldwide.

Major safety and health training programs offered by TEEX include:

TEEX - Southwest Education Center
TEEX OSHA Training Institute Education Center

  • OSHA Construction Industry Standards
  • OSHA General Industry Standards
  • OSHA Trainer Course in Construction
  • OSHA Trainer Course in General Industry
  • Hydrogen Sulfide Instructor Development
  • Numerous OSHA Courses
  • Other Environmental, Health and Safety Training
  • Oil, Gas, and Petrochemical Safety Training
  • Certified Safety and Health Official® Program

TEEX OSHA Training Institute Education Center – Mesquite Campus

Mesquite, Texas Campus

TEEX's main facility for environmental, health, and safety training is located in Mesquite, TX.  The 32,000-square-foot training facility is served by the Dallas/Fort Worth Airport and by Dallas Love Field.   The spacious facility features modern classrooms with the latest technology and a large auditorium area. The 33-acre campus is used regularly to accommodate classes and training exercises that require truck-side equipment accessibility or outdoor settings and includes ample free parking.

San Antonio, Texas Campus

Located in southeast San Antonio, this 50,000 square foot facility offers generous classroom space for environmental, health, and safety classes and provides ample free parking.

College Station, Texas Area Campus

The state headquarters of the Texas A&M Engineering Extension Service (TEEX) is located in College Station, TEEX and has extensive classroom and field training facilities in the area. These facilities include the Brayton Fire Field, Disaster City, and the TAMU Riverside Campus.

Certified Safety and Health Official® (CSHO)
More than 2,200 safety professionals hold the industry-recognized TEEX - Certified Safety and Health Official® (CSHO) credential, offered exclusively through TEEX.  Many students attend training courses that will earn them a TEEX CSHO.

TEEX has two CSHO Tracks, Construction Industry and General Industry.  Those wanting to specialize can earn CSHO Endorsements in Aviation, Electric Power, Environmental, Industrial Emergency Response, Oil & Gas, Transportation, and Wind Energy once they have earned their CSHO.

Both TEEX CSHOs are VA-Approved Programs at TEEX Training Facilities in Mesquite, TX, San Antonio, TX, Austin, TX, and Lafayette, LA.

The TEEX CSHO qualifies recipients for 18 college hours towards a fully-accredited Associate of Applied Science in Occupational Safety (AAS) through San Juan College, School of Energy in Farmington, NM.  Students can continue earning a fully accredited Bachelor of Applied Arts & Sciences (BAAS) Degree and a Master's Degree from Texas A&M University-Commerce.  The San Juan College, School of Energy and Texas A&M University-Commerce degrees may be conveniently earned totally online. The Council on Certification of Health, Environmental, and Safety Technologists (CCHEST) also recognizes the TEEX-CSHO Program for one year of experience towards their OHST Certification Program.  These two college degree plans are listed on the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) Web site as acceptable college degrees towards BCSP certification.

In addition, Tarleton State University in Stephenville, TX will award up to 36 hours of college credit toward a Bachelor's of Applied Arts and Sciences (BAAS) in Manufacturing and Industrial Management for those who earn the CSHO.  Northwestern State University, in Natchitoches, Louisiana, will award up to 18 college hours toward three Bachelor of Science in Unified Public Service Administration degree programs.  Those degree programs are Law Enforcement Administration, Fire and Emergency Services Administration, and Emergency Management Administration.

For more information on the TEEX CSHO credential program and the college degree plans, please visit

The Rocky Mountain Education Center (RMEC), OSHA Education Center at Red Rocks Community College is one of the original OSHA Training Institute (OTI) Education Centers designated by the U.S. Department of Labor, OSHA in 1992.  The RMEC is located in OSHA Region VIII, encompassing Colorado, Wyoming, South Dakota, North Dakota, Utah and Montana.  Since 1969, Red Rocks Community College has delivered a quality education to an eclectic mix of students of all ages, incomes, and backgrounds. For many of their 14,000 annual students, Red Rocks is the convenient community college just down the street.  For others, a Red Rocks Community College program or course is worth traveling halfway around the world.

Located at the foot of the Rocky Mountains in Lakewood, Colorado, Red Rocks Community College offers more than 150 programs and 650 courses leading to two-year degrees or professional certificates.  The Lakewood campus is the largest community college campus in Colorado.

Rocky Mountain Education Center (RMEC)
Rocky Mountain Education Center (RMEC)

The Rocky Mountain Education Center offers all OTI Education Center courses and numerous other environmental, health, and safety programs.  The institution has a dedicated following of students from all over the world who have had a great training experience and understand the value of high quality training, affordable costs, excellent customer service, and the surroundings of beautiful Colorado.

Other innovative opportunities provided through the Rocky Mountain Education Center are our Specialist Certificate Programs.  The Specialist Certificate programs are focused in five areas that include: Environmental, Construction, General Industry, Stormwater, and our newest certificate program in Oil & Gas.  These certificate programs offer professionals extra credentials that supply the cross training to develop an employee who is a valuable asset to any organization.

With professional and dynamic instructors, excellent customer service and our beautiful location in the foothills of the Rocky Mountain's it is no wonder the Rocky Mountain Education Center has been a considered one of the leading OTI Education Centers in the country from the beginning.

Additional information about the RMEC can be found online or by calling 1-800-933-8394.

University of California, San Diego (UCSD) Extension is an innovator in providing lifelong learning solutions to the San Diego community and abroad. Through cutting-edge education, networking forums and technology-focused programs, UCSD educates one of the most competitive workforces in the world and provides early awareness of emerging business trends. UCSD Extension's Region IX OSHA Training Institute Education Center (OTIEC) is dedicated to providing high-quality, innovative education and training services to enhance professional development and career opportunities for health and safety professionals. Students satisfy their need for new and applicable skills, acquire a wider network of peers, and enjoy increased effectiveness in the workplace.

The OSHA Training Education Center at the University of California, San Diego was established by the U.S. Department of Labor as one of the four original OTIECs in 1992. It serves OSHA Region IX which includes Arizona, California, Hawaii, Guam, Nevada and the Pacific Territories. UCSD also delivers customized on-site training for organizations nationwide. On-site training allows an organization to receive industry-specific training for its employees or association members, and provides significant cost savings in tuition and travel expenses. UCSD has an impressive client list which includes numerous US Military installations, Exxon Mobile, Los Alamos National Laboratories as well as international companies such as Aramco and ITT Corporation.

University of California, San Diego
University of California, San Diego

The OSHA Training Institute at UCSD offers a wide variety of occupational safety and health courses such as Outreach Trainer and update courses, and such topics as Hazardous Materials, Machine Guarding, Ergonomics, Confined Space, Electrical Standards, and Fall Protection. Participants also receive credit for ABIH, BCSP, CEUs and academic units with the university.

UCSD's Professional Certificate in Occupational Health and Safety is a program which educates students in the complex occupational health issues of today. The many elective courses provide opportunities to learn about topics of a particular area of interest. It is designed for individuals whose current or future job duties include some level of interface with occupational health and safety issues.

San Diego is also the perfect place to combine training with leisure. An average year-round temperature of 72 degrees makes this one of America's favorite business travel and vacation destinations. Local area attractions include the world renowned San Diego Zoo, Wild Animal Park, Sea World, world class golf courses, and Petco Park, home of the San Diego Padres. For after-class relaxation, excellent restaurants and deluxe hotel accommodations at special reduced rates are within minutes of the UCSD campus.

Since its founding five decades ago, University of California, San Diego - one of the ten campuses in the world-renowned University of California system - has rapidly achieved the status as one of the top institutions in the nation for higher education and research. Since 1992, the OTIEC at UCSD has maintained this strong academic tradition by offering high quality, standards-based OSHA training for the private sector, federal agencies and abroad. The OTIEC at UCSD continues to support OSHA's national training mission to lead the nation's employers and their employees in advancing workplace safety and health.

To learn more about the OSHA Training Institute Education Center at UCSD, please visit their website.

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