Participants in a construction industry safety training course

Participants may earn a safety and health fundamentals certificate for Construction, Maritime, or General Industry after completing a minimum of 7 courses comprised of a minimum of 68 (Construction and General Industry) or 77 (Maritime) contact hours of training.


Safety & Health
Fundamentals Certificate Program

OSHA's Safety and Health Fundamentals Certificate program support's OSHA's mission by training public and private sector employees in occupational safety and health to reduce incident rates for workers. Participants have the opportunity to earn certificates for Construction, Maritime, and General Industry training.

Participants can choose from a variety of topics such as occupational safety and health standards, safety and health management, incident investigation, fall hazard awareness, and recordkeeping. Courses are available at OSHA Training Institute (OTI) Education Centers nationwide.

Program Information

All courses required to complete the certificate program are available through OTI Education Centers. To be awarded a certificate, students must successfully complete a minimum of 68 (Construction and General Industry) or 77 (Maritime) contact hours. Courses are transferable and may be completed at different OTI Education Centers. For locations nationwide, please view the OTI Education Centers Map. For additional information, please see the FAQs or contact an OTI Education Center.

How to Apply
  1. Review program requirements to determine the appropriate certificate program (Construction, Maritime, or General Industry).
  2. Find and register for courses at an OTI Education Center using the Searchable Course Schedule.
  3. Upon completion of required courses, contact the OTI Education Center to request an application form.
  4. Submit the completed form and supporting documentation to the OTI Education Center.