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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.


In-Person Training
In-person classes in San Diego will resume in the Fall 2021 quarter, beginning in late September. Additionally, classes have resumed in our Las Vegas, Nevada location.

Virtual Instructor Led Training (VILT) Classes 
The VILT UC San Diego 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 will be taught live via scheduled Zoom meetings, Canvas also provides administrative support and will provide students access to required forms as well as the course materials.  

The VILT classes at the UC San Diego OTIEC 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).

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 a 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.

Outreach Trainers 
Outreach trainers registered for update courses or those trainers whose authorizations will expire during an OTI Education Center closure will be afforded a 90-day grace period when the OTIEC has resumed its full operations. These trainers may continue to conduct 10- and 30-hour Outreach training classes until the end of the 90-day grace period. Contact the Outreach Department at
oti-outreach@ucsd.edu for assistance.