A Reference Guide to OSHA Cards
The United States Department of Labor (DOL) issues official completion cards to students who complete authorized OSHA Outreach Training Programs. Here is a handy guide for which cards are available, who should get OSHA Department of Labor cards, and what OSHA DOL cards look like.
OSHA Outreach Completion Cards
The United States Department of Labor (DOL) provides cards to authorized trainers to issue to students who complete OSHA Outreach Training Programs. 10-Hour and 30-Hour OSHA cards can only be issued by an authorized OSHA trainer and are the property of the student who completed the course.
Since these cards must be processed through the Department of Labor, cards can take up to 8 weeks to be delivered. USFOSHA.com offers a temporary completion certificate available for immediate download; students can use this temporary certificate as proof of their successful Outreach training completion until their official card arrives.
OSHA 10 Card
10-Hour Department of Labor Outreach Completion cards are awarded to students who successfully complete 10 hours of construction or general industry OSHA Outreach training. The 10-Hour Construction DOL card is a light gold color, while the 10-Hour General Industry DOL card is light blue.
OSHA 30 Card
30-Hour Department of Labor Outreach Completion cards are awarded to students who successfully complete 30 hours of construction or general industry OSHA Outreach training. The 10-Hour Construction DOL card is an orange/dark gold color, while the 10-Hour General Industry DOL card is blue.
OSHA Trainer Card
OSHA Trainer Cards signify authority to train OSHA 10-hour and 30-hour Outreach courses and to receive and issue completion cards to students. Trainer courses are offered by the OSHA Training Institute Education Centers, including the USF OTI Education Center. These courses are sometimes known as OSHA 500 (Construction Industry Trainer Course) or OSHA 501 (General Industry Trainer Course). Note: these courses are not available online.
Other OSHA Cards
OSHA also offers Maritime training cards (which are white and gray or white and blue) and Disaster Site Worker cards (which are gray and white).
OSHA 510/511 Courses
OSHA 510 and 511 courses are extensive courses covering OSHA standards for construction and general industry.
As of October 1, 2012, these courses are no longer offered online due to revised OSHA requirements. The classes are offered in live classrooms from OSHA Training Institute Education Centers such as the University of South Florida.