Hand and Portable Power Tools Course



Hand and Portable Power Tools Course:

Thousands of injuries occur each year on construction sites, as well as in general industry due to improper use of or defective tools. OSHA is explicit in its regulations on proper inspection and maintenance of hand and power tools. This course will provide the student with an understanding of those regulations and knowledge of the appropriate means to repair or remove these tools from the worksite. Course includes pictures of compromised tools, unsafe work practices and tool inspection checklists. The required amount of time to complete the course is dependent upon your knowledge of workplace safety, but we find that the average completion time is approximately 8 hours. You have up to six months to complete the course.

Online Exams:

The student will take a comprehensive online exam at the end of the course. You must score 80% to receive certification. You have three opportunities to pass the exam.


A refresher course and exam will be required every three (3) years. The cost of this recertification is $95.

Optional Credits:

Through the University of North Carolina at Wilmington, 0.8 CEUs are offered for this course. If you are interested in receiving CEUs for this course, upon successful completion of the exam, please either download the form and instructions here or obtain the form and instructions from a Member Services Representative by calling 800-922-2219 or clicking here.