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How to Become an Authorized Training Provider for COSS®

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Becoming an Authorized Training Provider for COSS®: It’s as Easy as 1-2-3

3 Steps to Becoming an Authorized Training Provider (ATP) for the Certified Occupational Safety Specialist (COSS®) Program

Step 1 – Review the basic requirements and general rules for becoming an Authorized Training Provider in your area

Basic requirements:

  • There is (or will be) a high demand for safety and health training in your area
  • There are no other active ATPs servicing your region.
  • You have the staff and administration available to successfully market the program (all new ATPs are provided with a COSS Media Starter Kit with helpful hints and marketing materials you may use)
  • You have the staff and administration available to successfully host COSS classes (a minimum of 3 classes per year must be scheduled, with at least 2 of those classes being held, unless an exemption is granted in the case of emergency situations)
  • You must be able to supply at least 2 solid financial credit references
  • Your company must possess a Federal Identification Number and be incorporated
  • Your company must have the financial wherewithal to meet the financial obligations required to hold COSS classes
  • Your company must agree to engage in an Authorized Training Provider's Agreement with Alliance Safety Council (ASC).

General rules an ATP must follow:
(this does not replace the guidelines set forth in the ATP Agreement):

  • All COSS classes must be scheduled through the ASC
  • All ATPs must charge a minimum tuition of $1,699 per student
  • All COSS course materials must be obtained exclusively through ASC
  • ATPs must confirm with ASC at least 7 business days in advance whether the COSS course will take place
  • ATPs must effectively market the COSS program to its members and customers, as well as to prospective members and customers
  • All COSS classes must be taught by instructors who are authorized and assigned by ASC
  • ATPs have the option to contract their own COSS instructor(s), provided that the instructor(s) has met the requirements, and has been approved by ASC (see COSS Instructor Requirements)
  • The facility in which the class is held must meet certain set up and multi-media requirements (as outlined in the ATP Agreement)
  • ATPs may set up COSS courses at other locations besides their approved training site; however, all remote site COSS courses must be pre-approved and coordinated through ASC

Step 2 – Request an ATP application packet (include your company name, industry type, location and tell us why you want to become an ATP) and Sign and return a “Letter of Intent to Become an ATP” for the ASC (this will begin the formal application process, which will determine your eligibility)

Step 3 – Sign and return the Authorized Training Provider’s License Agreement

If you have reviewed the basic requirements and general rules for becoming an Authorized Training Provider in your area, and are ready to move to step 2 of this process, please email Dianna Braud at dbraud@coss.net to request an ATP Application Packet.