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The best and most current source of information on course convenings is the Naval Safety and Environmental Training Center Homepage located at http://www.public.navy.mil/comnavsafecen/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.

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Requesting a Quota in a Class - Quota Control Management

Quotas for Naval Safety and Environmental Training Center (NAVSAFENVTRACEN) courses must be requested using the Enterprise Navy Training Reservation System (eNTRS) web application at the following website: https://app.prod.cetars.training.navy.mil/eNTRS/mainMenu.do.

Quota control management for all NAVSAFENVTRACEN courses has been regionalized.   Quota requests for classes taught in western regions including but not limited to: Corpus Christi, TX, Fallon, NV, Whidbey Island, WA, Pearl Harbor, HI, San Diego, CA, and Japan will be processed by Training Support Center (TSC), San Diego, CA.  Similarly, quota requests for classes taught in the eastern region including but not limited to: Great Lakes, IL, Brunswick, MA, Key West, FL, Meridian, MS, New Orleans, LA, Norfolk, VA, and Europe will be processed by Training Support Center, Hampton Roads.

All quotas requests for NAVSAFENVTRACEN courses are granted by the appropriate TSC, on a first come, first served and fair share quota basis.  Navy and Marine Corps personnel who meet course prerequisites may register for a course at any time.  All other DOD personnel must wait until 30 days prior to the class convening date to request a quota. If unable to access the eNTRS website, contact the eNTRS Help Desk directly at netc.helpdesk@navy.mil.  If necessary, contact the appropriate TSC to request a quota.  TSC San Diego can be reached at tscsdquotas@navy.mil or 619.556.0594; TSC Hampton Roads can be reached at tschrquotas@navy.mil or 757.492.5336.

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.

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, email 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

We highly encourage substitutions when personnel originally signed up for a class are unable to attend.  Please keep in mind, substitutes must meet the prerequisites of the course.

So that others may attend and to avoid being listed as responsible for an unfilled quota, commands having a confirmed quota must cancel their quota as soon as possible and in no case less than three working days prior to the class convening date. Cancellations must be submitted via eNTRS. If unable to access the eNTRS website, contact the eNTRS Help Desk directly at netc.helpdesk@navy.mil If necessary, contact the appropriate TSC to request cancellation of a quota. TSC San Diego can be reached at tscsdquotas@navy.mil or 619.556.0594; TSC Hampton Roads can be reached at tschrquotas@navy.mil or 757.492.5336.

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"Fair Share" of Quotas

To ensure the maximum number of commands have access to our classes, there is a "fair share" limit of 20% of class size per convening, per command (ship/activity). This may be adjusted based on demand for the class. Exceptions will be made when there are still seats available within thirty days of a convening on a case by case basis.

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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 "Course Purpose, Scope and Prerequisites" section for individual course requirements. 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 facilites used by the Naval Safety and Environmental Training Center  are equipped with parking spaces, ramps and accommodations for students with special needs. Students with special needs must contact their cognizant Human Resource Office to accommodate their needs. Students must notify the Naval Safety and Environmental Training Center not later than 30 days prior to the class convening so that we, working with your Human Resources Office, may make every effort to address your needs.

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Course Hours

All classes begin at 0730 and end at 1600, unless otherwise noted in the "Class Schedule" or "Course Purpose, Scope and Prerequisites" sections of our website. 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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Naval Safety and Environmental Training Center Course Scheduling Procedures

Our class schedule 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 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. Thus, the class schedule is subject to change. The most current schedule will be maintained on our web site at http://www.public.navy.mil/comnavsafecen/navsafenvtracen/Pages/index.aspx.

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Low Enrollments

Approximately 30 -60 days prior to a convening date, class 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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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.

ASPprep V5.0 Study Program
CIHprep V9.0 Study Program
CSPprep V7.0 Study Program
CHMMprep V3.0 Study Program

Please email your request to navoshnor.admin@navy.mil. Or you may fax your request to the Professional Examination Preparation Program Manger at DSN565-5320, (757) 445-5320. You may also mail your request 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 agreement purchased, materials can only be provided to Navy and Marine Corps active duty, reservists, and civil servants. All other requests will be denied.

Please note: These programs can not be used on an NMCI seat as they require downloading an executable 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 can be reached at DSN 565-8778 or (757) 445-8778, following the directions in the recording. Personnel may be reached by their email address or email: navoshnor.admin@navy.mil.

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Contact Info: (757) 445-8778 Ext: 300 | POC: navoshnor.admin@navy.mil | Last Revision: August 22, 2014