What is the design and content of an approved course?

Initial Training Course

The course design must include at least 16 hours of instruction with the following components:

  1. At least 4 hours of formal lectures and/or audio visual material
  2. At least 8 hours of practical instruction
  3. At least 2 hours of evaluation and testing
  4. At least 2 additional hours of lecture, practical instruction, or testing at the course director’s discretion

Refresher Training Course

See When does a NIOSH-approved certificate expire? Are there refresher courses? for further details.

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