OSHA Outreach Trainer Equivalency Authorization
1. Compile Six Required Documents
The trainer must first compile and scan the documents required to process the equivalency authorization request. See the list and required file formats and naming conventions below.
Global OSHA Authorized Trainer Code of Conduct and Terms of Agreement: Complete, print, sign, and scan as pdf. File must be named as follows: Last Name, First Name, Code of Conduct, Date of Signature (Example: Brown, Fred Code of Conduct Oct 28 2018)
OSHA Outreach Trainer Equivalency Authorization Request Form: Complete, print, sign, and scan as pdf. File must be named as follows: Last Name, First Name, Equivalency Authorization Request, Date of Signature
(Example: Brown, Equivalency Authorization Request Oct 28 2018)
Global OSHA #550 Course Certificate: Scan as pdf. File must be named as follows: Last Name, First Name, #550 Course Certificate, End Date of Course (Example: Brown, Fred #550 Course Certificate Oct 25 2018)
OSHA Trainer Course Certificate (#500 or #501): Scan as pdf. File must be named as follows: Last Name, First Name, OSHA Trainer Course Certificate, End Date of Course (Example: Brown, Fred OSHA Trainer Course Certificate Jun 25 2016)
OSHA Trainer Card: Scan as pdf. File must be named as follows: Last Name, First Name, OSHA Trainer Card, Expiration Date (Example: Brown, Fred OSHA Trainer Card Jun 25 2020)
Trainer Headshot Photo: Save as jpg. File must be named as follows: Last Name, First Name, Trainer Headshot Photo, Current Date (Example: Brown, Fred OSHA Trainer Card Oct 28 2018)
2. Submit Payment
In order to submit an equivalency authorization request, the trainer must first submit payment through the Payment Processing page. This payment includes the processing of the request, the review of the documentation, and issuing the trainer a new Global OSHA Authorized Trainer card. Please select "Trainer Equivalency Request" with a quantity of one (1). Then enter the desired payment method. After payment is completed, please note the invoice number. The invoice number must be included in the email body and subject line.
3. Send Request via Email with Documents Attached
Trainers send the request via email with the six required documents included as attachments. The body of the email must include the trainer's full name and mailing address and the payment invoice number. The email subject line must be labeled as follows: Trainer Last Name, Equivalency Authorization Request, Invoice Number (Example: Brown Equivalency Authorization Request Invoice 1234567) Send the email to:
Equivalency Authorization Requests will be processed within 7-10 business days. Upon successful review and approval of the documentation, the trainer should receive the Global OSHA Authorized Trainer card within 30 days of the approval.
Based on their previous experience and training, trainers currently authorized, and in good standing, through the USDOL OSHA Outreach Training Program may qualify for immediate authorization as Global OSHA Authorized Trainers by completing only the eight-hour prerequisite course: Global OSHA #550 Fundamentals of Adult Training. Upon successful completion of Course #550, the trainer may follow the steps below to submit documentation to receive authorization.