Course Description: 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. This course provides students with the education to become MSHA Part 48 Trainers.

Training Topics:

  • 46/48 training requirements
  • Adult learning principles
  • Lesson planning
  • Presentation skills
  • Evaluation
  • Preparation for 15-minute presentations (You will put together and present a 15-minute block of instruction on a health and safety subject on the final day of the class)
  • Final presentation assistance

Note: MSHA’s requirements have changed in order to attend this course.

You must prove that you are qualified to attend the course by:

  • Submitting a very descriptive application
  • Providing proof of MSHA-approved training
  • Sending a letter from previous mine operators verifying that you worked at the mines and confirming the length of employment
  • Sending copies of your 5000-23 or Part 46 training certificates

You must have:

  • At least one year of MSHA experience
  • At least one year of MSHA/OSHA instructional experience

The application has to be completed and sent to Nori Ortiz prior to enrollment. If not, you will not be able to attend the class.

Each person will be required to obtain an MSHA MIIN number before the beginning of the class. The MIIN can be obtained online at

Please be aware that your attending and completing this course does not guarantee your approval, your application and experience will.


Class Dates:  September 24 through September 26, 2019

Class Start:  8:00 a.m.

Location:  Florida Public Safety Institute, Dining Hall Building, Executive Conference Room (Florida Public Safety Institute Map)

Contacts:  Nori Ortiz, Office: 863-533-5390 | Cell: 863-447-7726 | Email:  [email protected] and Karen Miller, CMSP, Office: (850) 201-7689 | Email: [email protected]

Cost for Prep Course:  No charge

Training Materials:  Available for a fee (DVD’s, CFR’s, etc.)

Minimum Class Requirements:  We must have 10 approved candidates meeting pre-qualification requirements to hold a class. Seven-day cancellation notice will be provided by September 17 if the class requirement is not met.