:: Part 48 New Miner Training

The Part 48(b) New Miner Training (NMT) is offered as a public course each month.  MSHA Subpart B New Miner Training is for individuals working at surface mines or surface areas of underground mines. The New Miner Training course is instructed by Mine Safety and Health Administration (MSHA) approved instructors and all course material meets the standards set forth by MSHA.  Total course length is 24 hours and is organized into three, eight-hour days.  The traditional Part 48 New Miner Training course consists of twenty (20) hours of New Miner Training topics and a four (4) hour First Aid/CPR certification course.

To qualify for enrollment in a Part 48 NMT you must meet one of the following criteria:

  • Newly employed inexperienced miner.
  • Contractor needing to conduct work at a mine site.
  • Small mine with fewer than 3 employees that need NMT.

Please note that if you are interested in becoming a MSHA Approved Instructor, it is a prerequisite to complete New Miner Training prior to applying for the MSHA Part 48 Instructor Certification.

The NMT course fee is $450 per participant (includes all training days).  Please view the schedule below to select a class and register. To register more than one person, make sure to use a different email address for each registration. You may contact us at .(JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) if you need further assistance.

NMT Checklist:

  • Bring your hardhat, safety glasses, steel-toe boots and high visibility vest as a portion of the course may require a visit to a local mine site.


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    Course Title Dates and Times Location Sign Up
    Part 48 New Miner Training November 4-6, 2014
    (Tuesday - Thursday)
    8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    J.J. Pickle Research Campus, 10100 Burnet Rd. Bldg. 2 - Second Floor
    Austin, Texas 78758


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    Part 48 New Miner Training December 2-4, 2014
    (Tuesday - Thursday)
    8:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
    J.J. Pickle Research Campus, 10100 Burnet Rd. Bldg. 2 - Second Floor
    Austin, Texas 78758


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