Regional Training Centers

REGIONAL TRAINING CENTERS

Starting October 2002, the National Training Fund (NTF) began conducting Train-the-Trainer classes at three regional training centers (RTC) located in Springfield, New Jersey, St. Louis and Oakland, California. To better serve the ironworker membership the NTF recently moved the east coast RTC from New Jersey to Washington, D.C. 

To register for classes at the regional training centers, please follow the steps below:

VERY IMPORTANT!

1. The RTC registration process has changed and as of June 30, 2020, all RTC registrations must be made using the Google forms link provided to all coordinators via listserv.

2. Coordinators must fill out a separate registration for each student attending. The registration link can be accessed via local apprenticeship coordinator. 

3. Registrations must be submitted using the link four weeks prior to the first day of class. There will be absolutely no exceptions to this requirement.

4. Classes may be canceled if there are not enough participants. Dates of classes are subject to change at the discretion of the NTF office.

Online

AWS/CWQ Prop                                         January 11 (30 days)
OSHA 511 (videoconfernecing)                January 19 – 22, 2021
OSHA 510 (videoconferencing)                February 23 – 26, 2021
OSHA 510 (videoconferencing)                March 9 – 12, 2021
AWS/CWI Prep                                           March 15 (30 days)
OSHA 500 (videoconferencing)                March 22 – 26, 2021
OSHA 500 (videoconferencing)                April 26 – 30, 2021
OSHA 510 (videoconferencing)                May 11 – 14, 2021
OSHA 500 (videoconferencing)                June 14 – 18, 2021

Benicia, California

Fall Protection TTT                                    March 15 – 19, 2021   
Scaffold TTT                                                April 13 – 15,2021       
Lead/Silica TTT                                        May 18 – 20, 2021             
Advanced Layout Instrument                    June 7 – 12, 2021   
OSHA 510                                                November 1 – 5, 2021             
IW Cert Rigg & Signal Proctor                  November 8 – 12, 2021
OSHA 500                                                December 6 – 10, 2021   

Washington, D.C.

Advanced Layout Instrument                    March 1 – 5, 2021                 
IW Cert Rigg & Signal Proctor                  May 3 – 7, 2021                         
Haz Waste Worker (40 hour)                    June 7 – 11, 2021                       
IW Rigg & Signal Proctor                          September 13 – 17, 2021   
Haz Waste TTT                                        September 13 – 17, 2021       
OSHA 510                                                September 21 – 24, 2021       
Fall Protection TTT                                     October 11 – 15, 2021                   
OSHA 500                                                October 25 – 29, 2021             
Confined Space TTT                                December 13 – 17, 2021   

St. Louis, MO

EPRI Proctor                                            April 19 – 23, 2021                   
IW Cert Rigg & Signal Proctor                  May 24 – 28, 2021                     
Fall Protection TTT                                    June 21 – 25, 2021                     
Advanced Layout Instrument                    September 27 - October 1, 2021
OSHA 510                                                October 5 – 8, 2021             
EPRI                                                         October 18 – 22, 2021           
OSHA 500                                                November 15 – 19, 2021              

 
Students must attend videoconference courses using Zoom. They will need the following:

A laptop or desktop computer (preferred) that has keyboard, video camera and microphone capabilities (a tablet may be used but not recommended). Smartphones are not acceptable.

Internet connection: broadband wired or wireless (3G or 4G/LTE not recommended).

2-way audio: speakers and a microphone: built-in or USB plug-in or wireless (note: students can use the microphone and speakers built into a laptop or desktop computer. Headphones and/or earphones with a microphone are recommended.)

2-way video: built in or USB plug-in video web camera (note: students can use the video camera internal to their device or use external device).

PDF viewer on their device.

An additional device with video capabilities is required for courses with test requirements (OSHA 510, OSHA 511, OSHA 5410, OSHA 500, OSHA 501, OSHA 5400).

Contact information:
Jenna Beeson
jbeeson@iwintl.org
Ph: (202) 383-4862