Trenching & Excavations Competent Person Training

Our comprehensive trench safety training is essential to keep your company compliant with OSHA regulations.


About the Competent Person Training (CPT) Class

OSHA states that the Competent Person’s knowledge of the excavation standards must be demonstrated not certified. Our subject matter experts have worked in the field with compliance for years. Let us help you put confident Competent Persons on your jobsites.

We are offering both in person and online live training. (Live Instructor Led Trainings via ZOOM online.) We have schedule friendly options, including early morning 6am classes, and Saturday classes. We can also do customized online live training for your organization.

The Competent Person Online Training Seminar covers the CAL-OSHA Title 8, Section 1540, 1541 & 1541.1 and Fed OSHA 1926 Subpart P. There is a high focus on Soils Analysis and Soils Classification as well as an in depth look at Hazard Atmospheres in Trenching and Excavation work.

Course Outline

  • Trenching and Excavation Safety and Hazard Awareness
  • Introduction to Working with Trenches and the Excavation Standards
  • Soils Mechanics, Analysis and Testing
  • The Competent Person
  • Common Terms and Numbers in Excavation Work
  • Specific Requirements
  • Protective Systems
  • Appendices
  • Design a Protective System

Duration: 7 - 8 Hours

Cost: Online Weekdays $225 / Person | In Person Weekdays $250 / Person | Saturday $295 / Person

Cost includes training class, a comprehensive handbook, a certificate of completion, and a wallet card.


  • Classes are subject to a minimum participation number.
  • Classes are to be paid in advance by credit card.
  • Participants are responsible for the cost of their advanced registration whether they attend or not.
  • Cancellations must be received no later than 72 hours prior to class date.
  • Participants may reschedule within 24 hours of the class. There will be a $50 rescheduling fee.
  • There will be no credits or refunds for no-shows.
  • For online classes, we cannot accept you unless you have a camera and are visible. If you are not visible you will not receive a certificate.


Please call 714-337-8611 for scheduling and class availability, or email [email protected].


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1400 E. Orangethorpe,
Fullerton, CA, 92831



Trench Shoring Association