MSHA Part 48 Instructor Training Course

The MSHA Part 48 Instructor Training Course is a prerequisite course to become a MSHA Approved Instructor. The approved instructor certification is a requirement for those operations that fall under the Title 30 CFR Part 48 for surface mines, surface areas of underground mines and underground mines. MSHA qualifications, requirements, and approval are necessary to become an Approved Instructor. Review and approval will come directly from the MSHA District Office in which you are employed under.

Who Should Attend

This course is ideal for your companies safety director, manager or operator that would like to conduct training in-house. 

Course Outline

Bring to class: Completed MSHA Instructor Application Form, Personal Resume, Laptop        

Day One: Introduction, Part 46/48 Training Requirements, Adult Learning Principles, Lesson Planning                                                                 

Day Two: Five-minute Presentations, Presentation Skills, Evaluation, Preparation for 15-minute Presentations                                    

Day Three: Final Presentation Assistance, 15-minute Presentations, Review, Final Test             

Participants should expect brief homework assignments consisting of lesson planning and training material development. 


Participants who successfully complete the instructor training course and are approved by their respective MSHA District Office will be recognized as a MSHA Approved Instructor and can conduct MSHA Part 48 training. 


Students applying for MSHA certification should have the following minimum experience and credentials: Be an Experienced Miner as defined by the 30 CFR parts 48.22(b) (1), Possess a verifiable and relevant level of previous training experience, especially in occupational safety and health. The training experience should have relevance to the mining industry, In lieu of relevant training experience, a verifiable and relevant academic background (associates or other undergraduate degree from an accredited educational institution) in business, education, safety, organizational behavior, etc. In addition, the applicant should possess a relevant and current safety certification such as CMSP, ASSE, etc.

Prospective students must also have completed: MSHA Part 48 New Miner Training before applying for the MSHA Part 48 Instructor Certification, MSHA Instructor Certification Application form (PDF), Personal Resume - must reflect experience indicated on your application with contact information for experience and training provided or received, MIIN (Miner Individual Identification Number); the MIIN can be applied for online:

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Wednesday, November 16, 2016 to Friday, November 18, 2016

8:00 am to 5:00 pm

Instructor: Peggy Merritt
UT JJ Pickle Research Campus


Karina Lemanczyk