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The best source of information on course convenings is the Naval Safety and Environmental Training Center Homepage located at http://www.public.navy.mil/navsafecen/navsafenvtracen/. Course descriptions, prerequisites, dates, locations and other information are kept current. Additionally, course classroom locations, times and special requirements are posted approximately 30 days prior to each convening.

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Eligibility and Cost

Department of the Navy (DON) and United States Marine Corps (USMC) personnel who meet course prerequisites are eligible to attend courses listed herein. Interested personnel from other Department of Defense (DoD) activities or federal agencies who meet prerequisites will be "considered" 30 days prior to the class convening date, on a space-available basis. These will not be processed until 30 days prior to class convening date. There are no tuition charges for government employees to include foreign nationals employed by the DON or USMC. Attendance by international military students and non-government personnel may require reimbursement and will be handled on a case-by-case basis.

Naval Safety and Environmental Training no longer provides quota control services. Quotas are obtained from Training Support Center Hampton Roads Central Quota Control (CQC) office or as indicated on the course description page. They can be reached by e-mail at tschrquotas@navy.mil. Quota requests can be submitted through our homepage or as specifically indicated in the individual course description.

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Obtaining a Quota

Quotas must be obtained via eNTRS at the following website https://main.prod.cetars.training.navy.mil/cetars/main.cac_message.

If you have problems with eNTRS please contact the eNTRS helps desk for assistance (entrs_helpdesk@navy.mil)

If you have problems obtaining a quota please contact Quota Control at (757) 492-5336.

- Time restrictions: There are no time restrictions for requesting or processing quotas. Due to high demand, we recommend that quotas be requested as far in advance as practical. Student names must be provided. "No name" quotas will not be accepted since they frequently result in "no shows" and prerequisites cannot be verified. 

- Prerequisites/Waivers: Read prerequisites carefully and ensure that your written request clearly states the specific prerequisite(s) the prospective student(s) meets which establishes their eligibility to attend the requested course. Waivers to all prerequisites must be submitted in accordance with the following procedures. 

  • The prerequisites and waiver provisions for Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) personnel have been established in support of OPNAVINST 5100.23 (series), Navy Occupational Safety and Health Program Manual; OPNAVINST 5090.1 (series), Environmental and Natural Resources Program Manual; and OPNAVINST 5100.19 (series), Navy Occupational Safety and Health Program Manual for Forces Afloat. If a waiver to a prerequisite is required, the activity must submit an official letter with written justification signed by the Commanding Officer with the quota request. The statement "meets all prerequisites" will not be accepted.
  • All personnel must have 12 months from course date remaining in job assignment.

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Quota Confirmation

Quotas will be confirmed or disapproved by email as soon as the quota request is processed. 

  • "Confirmed Quota" information will indicate a granted quota. Multiple names from one command may appear on one confirmation.
  • "Disapproved Quota" information will indicate the reason the quota was not granted. Multiple names from one command may appear on one disapproval notice. 
  • A valid UIC, e-mail address, FAX number and POC phone number must be on the quota request to receive a reply.

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Class Information

The exact classroom location, reporting time, and uniform information will be posted on our homepage: http://www.public.navy.mil/navsafecen/navsafenvtracen/ approximately 30 days prior to the convening date.

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Cancellations/Substitutions

So that others may attend and to avoid being listed as responsible for an unfilled quota(s), commands having a confirmed quota(s) must notify the Central Quota Control (CQC) office, or office through which the quota was obtained, of a cancellation/substitution as soon as possible and in no case less than three working days prior to the class convening date. Notification of cancellations or substitutions may be submitted via eNTRS, naval message, e-mail to CQC at tschrquotas@navy.mil or on our Homepage: http://www.public.navy.mil/navsafecen/navsafenvtracen/

Substitutes must also meet the prerequisites of the course.

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"Fair Share" of Quotas

To ensure the maximum number of commands have access to our courses, there is a "fair share" limit of 20% of class size per convening, per command (ship/activity), per geographic location. Exceptions will be made when there are still seats available within thirty days of a convening.

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Uniform Policy

Military personnel attending NAVSAFENVTRACEN sponsored courses, on base, must be in an authorized uniform that is clean, serviceable and inspection ready. Coveralls are not authorized. Military personnel attending courses on base are not authorized to wear civilian attire. Some classes may have special uniform requirements; please see the "Class Information" section for individual courses. For training held off base, please refer to the trainee's parent command uniform policy.

Civilian personnel will dress appropriately.

The instructor reserves the right to refuse training to any individual whose attire is deemed inappropriate.

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Students with Special Needs

Most Naval Safety and Environmental Training Center buildings in Norfolk and San Diego are equipped with parking spaces, ramps and accommodations for students with special needs. Students with special needs should contact their cognizant Human Resource Office to accommodate his/her needs.

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Course Hours

All classes begin at 0730 and end at 1600, unless otherwise noted in the "Course Information" section of our homepage. Students are required to arrive on time. Students expecting to arrive after 0745 shall notify Naval Safety and Environmental Training Center or the local course POC of their plans so that their seats may be held open for them. Unless prior arrangements have been made, any person arriving after 0745 cannot be guaranteed a seat in that convening, even with a confirmed quota. If there are walk-ins, these persons will be offered the unfilled seats at 0745. Students cannot miss more than 20% of any class.

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Sequential NAVOSH Core Courses

OPNAVINST 5100.23 (series), Navy Occupational Safety & Health Program Manual lists eight core courses recommended as a minimum for Safety Professionals to include in their IDP's: Electrical Standards (A-493-0033); General Industry Safety Standards (A-493-0061); Introduction to Hazardous Materials (Ashore) (A-493-0031); Introduction to Industrial Hygiene for Safety Professionals (A-493-0035); Introduction to Navy Occupational Safety and Health (Ashore) (A-493-0050); Navy Ergonomics Program (A-493-0085); Machinery and Machine Guarding Standards (A-493-0073); Mishap Investigation (A-493-0078)  and NAVOSH Assessment Tools and Strategies (A-493-0089). In an effort to assist personnel overseas and in remote sites in obtaining cost-effective training, these eight courses have been scheduled annually back-to-back in both Norfolk and San Diego to allow sequential attendance in two or more core courses. These sequences are identified in the catalog by an asterisk next to the training date. We recommend early submission of quota requests for these offerings.

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Naval Safety and Environmental Training Center Course Scheduling Procedures

Our course catalog is developed using input from major claimant’s training needs assessment data provided to Naval Safety and Environmental Training Center projecting the number of anticipated students needing training by course and location. We analyze throughput data from the three previous years, showing actual student attendance by course and location. The training schedule may be modified for several reasons including: low enrollment, operational requirements, requests to change dates resulting from local situations that prevent proper utilization, and requests for special and/or additional convenings. Therefore, Naval Safety and Environmental Training Center course schedules are subject to change. The most current schedule will be maintained on our web site at http://www.public.navy.mil/navsafecen/navsafenvtracen/.

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Low Enrollments

Approximately 30 -60 days prior to a convening date, course registration data is reviewed. If enrollments are low, course supervisors communicate with POC's in the area of the convening. A final decision on whether to convene a class is generally made 30 days prior to a conus convening and 60 days prior to an oconus convening to allow sufficient time to alert participants of relevant details or cancellation. Minimum attendance levels are established for each convening that reflect student base population, cancellation impact on scheduled students, port loading, etc., as well as, the cost of instruction (contractor costs, instructor loads, travel expenses, etc). Because failure to attract sufficient students in a location is considered during the out-year scheduling process, every effort is made to insure local personnel are alerted to training opportunities.

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Training Materials

The following training material can be accessed on our Homepage: http://www.public.navy.mil/navsafcen/navsafenvtracen.pages.default.aspx

Career Development Program for Safety & Occ. Health & IH Personnel, NAVEDTRA 10076B
 

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Professional Exam Prep Programs

The following computer-based training materials are available on CD-ROM for personnel studying to take the Associate Safety Professional (ASP), Certified Industrial Hygienist (CIH), Certified Safety Professional (CSP), or Certified Hazardous Materials Manager (CHMM) exam. FAX a request to DSN 565-5320, (757) 445-5320, E-mail to navoshnor.admin@navy.mil or mail to Naval Safety and Environmental Training Center, Code N015, 9080 Breezy Point Crescent, Norfolk, VA 23511-3998. Be sure to include your official mailing address when requesting these programs. Per the license purchased by our command these materials can only be provided to Navy and Marine Corps active duty, reservists, and civil servants. All other requests will be denied. Note: These programs can not be used on an NMCI seat.

ASPprep V5.0 Study Program
CIHprep V8.3 Study Program
CSPprep V7.0 Study Program
CHMMprep V3.0 Study Program

Please allow 4 to 6 weeks for delivery.

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Naval Safety and Environmental Training Center Points of Contact

The Naval Safety and Environmental Training Center Norfolk voice mail system may be accessed by calling DSN 565-8778 or (757) 445-8778, and then dialing the extension number if known. Also, personnel may be reached by e-mail at: navoshnor.admin@navy.mil.

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Contact Info: (757) 445-8778 Ext: 300 | POC: navoshnor.admin@navy.mil Last Revision: 5 February 2014