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EM 385-1-1 Training

100% Online Courses for Military Contractors and Government Employees

8-Hour EM 385-1-1 Refresher Training

The 8-Hour EM 385-1-1 online refresher course is designed to keep Site Safety Health Officers (SSHOs), military contractors and government employees compliant with annual refresher training requirements from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers.

16-Hour EM 385-1-1 Training

This 16-hour EM 385-1-1 course introduces key regulations and requirements from the EM 385 1-1 manual. This training will help military contractors and government employees comply with the USACE Safety and Health Requirements Manual.

24-Hour EM 385-1-1 Training

This intermediate-level EM 385-1-1 course provides training for government employees or contractors and fulfills the 24 hours of required refresher training that Collateral Duty Safety Officers (CDSOs) must complete every four years.

40-Hour EM 385-1-1 Training

This advanced-level EM 385-1-1 course provides an in-depth overview of the EM 385-1-1 manual. Safety and health topics covered in the course include program management, fall protection, personal protective equipment and more.

EM 385-1-1 Learning Objectives

Our EM 385-1-1 courses cover the following learning objectives:

  • Apply EM 385-1-1 standards to prevent common hazards and worksite accidents
  • Choose appropriate safety monitoring systems and personal protective equipment (PPE) for USACE-contracted work
  • Identify EM 385-1-1 regulations that contractors must observe when inspecting a worksite
  • Explain best practices for safe equipment use during various worksite tasks

Frequently Asked Questions

What Is EM 385-1-1 Training?

EM 385-1-1 training educates workers about safety guidelines from the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers' EM 385-1-1 manual. This training helps contractors, supervisors and government employees comply with USACE safety and health requirements for military and government contract work.

The EM in EM 385-1-1 stands for engineer manual. You can access a copy of the EM 385-1-1 manual on the USACE website.

Who Needs EM 385-1-1 Training?

This training is designed for contractors and supervisors on military or government jobsites. It also applies to government employees who must comply with or enforce EM 385-1-1 regulations.

When Will I Get My EM 385-1-1 Training Certificate?

Once you have successfully completed your EM 385-1-1 course and passed the final exam, you can instantly download your Certificate of Completion.

Your certificate will never expire. But we recommend that you check with your employer or job contract to determine if additional training is required.

For example, SSHOs are required to complete at least eight hours of refresher training annually, and CDSOs must complete 24 hours of retraining every four years.

Which EM 385-1-1 Course Do I Need?

If you are a Site Safety Health Officer looking to complete your annual refresher training, the 8-hour course can assist you in meeting this requirement.

The 16-hour course is an introductory training program that provides an overview of the EM 385-1-1 manual's guidelines for safety and health. This training will help contractors and government employees comply with USACE training requirements.

The 24-hour course is designed for employees who need 24 total hours of training, including Collateral Duty Safety Officers (CDSOs). CDSOs are required to complete 24 hours of EM 385-1-1 training every four years.

In the 40-hour course, you'll get an in-depth overview of the EM 385-1-1 manual and guidelines. This course focuses on preventing jobsite hazards and how contractors can protect their employees.

Are Your EM 385-1-1 Courses Approved by USACE?

USACE and the federal government do not officially approve any training related to EM 385-1-1, so no course provider can earn this approval.

Our EM 385-1-1 courses were developed by OSHA-authorized trainers and reviewed by industry experts at the OSHA Training Institute Education Center at the Chabot-Las Positas Community College District.

We recommend that students check with their employers to ensure that their course meets all training requirements.

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