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


Class Dates: September 1-3, 2020; September 29 – October 1, 2020; October 27-29, 2020

Location: National Mine Health & Safety Academy – 1301 Airport Rd. Beaver, WV 25813

Contacts: Denise Robinson | Robinson.Denise@DOL.GOV or Natasha Cordle | Cordle.Natasha@DOL.GOV

Class Limits: Six participants for each class date listed


Contact Robinson.Denise@DOL.GOV or Cordle.Natasha@DOL.GOV for more information and to register.