Welcome to the MSHA Training Plan Advisor. Federal regulations require all mines to have a training plan.
In some cases, independent contractors must develop their own training plans. State Grantees and others may
also develop their own plans.
There are two different types of training plans required, depending on the type of mine or operation:
- Surface nonmetal mines that are designated as shell dredging, sand, gravel, surface stone, surface clay, colloidal phosphate, and
surface limestone mines are required to have a Part 46 training plan. Other types also include surface
operations that produce marble, granite, sandstone, slate, shale, traprock, kaolin, cement, feldspar, and lime, even
though these types are not specifically included in the title of the Part 46 regulations.
- All coal mines, all underground metal and nonmetal mines, and other surface metal and nonmetal mines
(not included above) are required to have a Part 48 training plan.
If you are a first time user, we recommend you read all applicable regulations and policy documents.
Additional help may be obtained from MSHA's
Educational Policy and Development Directorate (EPD) or
District Offices, or from an MSHA
approved state grant program.
If you need assistance working through this computerized version of the training plan, you may contact
your local Educational Field Services
representative or call EPD Headquarters in Arlington at 202-693-9570.
This assistance is to help you with completing the plan. We would not be able to address specific
problems with your internet service provider, browser software, or computer hardware.