Frequently asked questions or FAQ


Coal Mine Certifications

  • Federal law requires any new miner to complete a “New Hire Training” program prior to beginning work at a surface or underground coal mine. The required training is 40-hours for underground and 24-hours for surface. To find someone who provides the MSHA approved “New Hire Training” contact our Miner Certification Office at 435-636-1465 for more information.

  • The Utah Labor Commission provides all certification testing for Electricians, Foremen and Fire Boss’s in Utah. There are prerequisites and experience required for each of the certifications. If you would like to apply for one of the certification exams, please visit the Miner Certification page or, contact our Miner Certification office for information at 435-636-1465.

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Coal Miner Certification Office
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Utah State University Eastern Rm 137
Address: 451 E 400 North
Box 6009, Price UT 84501
Phone: (435) 613-5901