Earning OSHA certification involves enrolling in one of the OSHA-authorized online outreach training providers as of 2015, including AdvanceOnline, ClickSafety, PureSafety, Summit Training Source, Turner Construction, Redvector, 360Training and University of South Florida. Online training program courses have a duration of 10 hours and 30 hours. The government does not compensate the providers, but the providers may charge students a fee for the training, notes OSHA.
The 10-hour program is designed for employees, while the 30-hour OSHA program is for managers. Completing the 10-hour construction training results in a valid OSHA 10-Hour Card. This training equips students with knowledge of recognition, prevention, avoidance and abatement of health and safety hazards in workplaces. Different providers have different requirements for the training. OSHA requires a minimum passing score of 70 percent and students have three chances to pass the online test.
The 30-hour online program also offers knowledge on safety awareness. It helps managers to recognize safety hazards and the possible countermeasures. The course also helps in making sound decisions in a workplace. The final assessment has 20 questions, as required by OSHA. The passing score is also 70 percent and applicants must complete the course within 6 months after registration. The fee for the training varies from one provider to another.