Public Sector Training

Participants may earn a safety training certificate for Construction or General Industry after successfully completing a minimum of seven courses, comprised of a minimum of 68 contact hours of training.

Public Sector Safety & Health

Fundamentals Certificate Program

The certificate program in Public Sector Safety & Health Fundamentals supports OSHA’s mission by training public sector employees in occupational safety and health to reduce incident rates for workers in state and local governments. Participants have the opportunity to earn certificates for Construction and General Industry training.

Participants can choose from a variety of topics such as occupational safety and health standards for the construction or general industry, safety and health management, accident investigation, fall hazard awareness, and recordkeeping. Courses are available at OSHA Training Institute (OTI) Education Centers nationwide. Although this program was primarily designed for public sector employees, it is available for anyone interested in furthering their knowledge of occupational safety and health.


Program Information

All courses required to complete the certificate programs are available through OTI Education Centers. To be awarded a certificate, students must successfully complete a minimum of seven courses, comprised of a minimum of 68 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 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.