This course is intended to improve the instructional skills, abilities and knowledge of mine trainers. Participants will be required to select, develop and present a 15-minute training segment on a health or safety topic in 30 CFR Part 48.

Approval as a Part 48 Instructor is a two-part process:

  1. You must demonstrate that you have knowledge of the subjects that you will be teaching. This is generally accomplished by submitting an application to your local MSHA District Manager showing your mining experience and education.
  2. You must demonstrate that you have the ability to teach. Successful completion of this course will assist you in meeting this requirement.


Principles of Adult Instruction

Developing Objectives and Developing Criterion Test Items

Outlining the Training Content

Determining the Instructional Methods

Developing and Using Training Aids

Developing a Lesson Plan

Using Facilitation Skills


Tuition cost: $650, due upon first day of course via credit purchase authorization or check payable to Tallahassee Community College.

Must pre-qualify via following with completion of the attached document to Nori Ortiz, Ortiz.Norberto@Dol.Gov and Karen Miller,

· SE Instructor Application.

· Resume.

· Proof of MSHA-approved training. Send copies of 5000-23 or Part 46 training certificates and a completed application for review.

· Letter from previous mine operators verifying that the individual worked at that mine or mines and length of employment.

Application must be completed and sent prior to enrollment. If not, individual will not be able to attend the class.

Individual will be required to obtain a MSHA MIIN number before the beginning of the class. A MIIN number can be obtained online at

Attending and completing this course does not guarantee an individual’s approval; application and experience will.

Individual must have the following:

At least one year of MSHA Mining Experience

At least one year of MSHA/OSHA Instructional Experience


Put together and present a 15-minute block of instruction on a health and safety subject on the third day of the course.


March 30 – April 1, 2021

June 22-24, 2021

September 2021 (TBD) – Virtual Course

December 14-16, 2021 (CANCELLED)

8:00 A.M. – 4:30 P.M.

Florida Public Safety Institute

75 College Drive

Havana, FL 32333

Classroom location TBA

Instructor:  Karen Miller, CMSP


If you have any questions, please contact Mining Program Manager Karen Miller at 850-201-7689 (Office) or 850-544-3114 (Cell) or via email at