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UCSD is among a select few educational institutions authorized by the U.S. Department of Labor to offer OSHA Training Institute Education Center (OTIEC) numbered courses throughout Arizona, California, Guam, Hawaii & Nevada. Some courses may be applied to the Occupational Safety and Health Department Certificate Programs.

Live Online OTI Education Center Courses Available

The live online UCSD OTIEC classes will be administered with the same standards, guidelines and policies as the in-person OTIEC course offerings. Per OSHA’s guidelines for live online courses, students are required to have video capabilities and must be visible at all times to the instructor and facilitator during the class. Unfortunately, if a student cannot comply with this requirement, they will not be able to attend the class. Students are required to attend all days and times in order to receive a course completion certificate and/or trainer card. Students' participation, attendance and exam monitoring will be documented. Early registration is highly recommended.

Although the classes are taught live via scheduled Zoom meetings, Canvas is also used and provides administrative support. For example, it will provide students access to required forms as well as the course materials.

The live online classes are available to anyone who lives or works in OSHA Region IX (Arizona, California, Guam, Hawaii, Nevada, Pacific Territories and American Samoa). Additionally, if you are a current Outreach Trainer with UCSD, regardless of your residence, you are still eligible to attend a Trainer Update Course (OSHA 502, OSHA 503, OSHA 5402).

UCSD has received final approval from OSHA to conduct the OSHA 500 and OSHA 501 courses live online. Students may begin the process to apply and submit the required documentation in order to be approved to enroll.

Please Note: It is MANDATORY for students to be at a stationary site. Students are not allowed to be in a vehicle, driving and/or on your phone while participating during class. Instructors and facilitators reserve the right to notify the department. If you cannot comply, the student will be dropped from the class. Additionally, students are not allowed to participate in the class using their phones. They must use a computer or a tablet.