Oklahoma Miner Training Institute (OMTI)
The Oklahoma Miner Training Institute (OMTI) is operated under the direction of the Oklahoma Mining Commission. OMTI, located at Eastern Oklahoma State College in Wilburton, provides training in all aspects of mine safety and health. Regularly scheduled classes are provided at the school and at specific locations in each quadrant of Oklahoma to minimize the inconvenience to both miners and operators. Interactive online (Zoom) classes are also available every month. Training provided by OMTI is free of charge to the mining companies who hold permits in Oklahoma.
OMTI will provide training at mine sites throughout the state, if requested. There will be a minimal fee charged for private classes requested at a mine site.
- Part 46 (Surface) / Part 48 (Underground) New Miner and Annual Refresher
- State Supervisor Certification, Initial and Refresher
- Blaster Certification for Mining and Non-Mining, Initial and Refresher
- Electrical Refresher Training
Course topics include first aid, CPR, accident prevention, hazard recognition, and mine site safety. Spanish classes are available by request.
Underground Advisory Council
The Underground Advisory Council conducts testing for underground coal mining certifications. Testing is provided monthly, as needed. If you have questions or would like to schedule testing, please contact OMTI at (918) 465-1872.
Oklahoma Mine Health and Safety Conference
Each year, OMTI sponsors the annual Oklahoma Mine Health and Safety Conference to provide the mining industry with greater health and safety awareness through a variety of interactive workshops and networking opportunities.