Occupational and Safety Training Institute (OSTI) is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization located in Reno, Nevada.  Since its inception in 2006, OSTI has a successful track record of providing quality hands-on training to Safety Professionals. OSTI also provides safety awareness training for new as well as the seasoned employees.

OSTI has been provided students with quality safety training that has been effective in reducing workplace injuries and illnesses.  At OSTI we have built a reputation for quality and high standards in safety education and training. There is no wonder why motivated individuals rely on us to achieve their goals. We offer professional certifications and safety education.

We serve Safety Professionals who want to make a difference in the real world by providing real world training! If you’re looking to change your career or even advance your career in safety, OSTI could be the perfect choice. We offer courses that are designed to meet the objective of filling the demand for qualified safety professionals. Many courses allow students to participate in valuable real-life experience conducting safety inspections with local businesses.

Additionally, we provide ongoing safety training for employers. This is a cost effective way to maintain your safety training goals at an affordable cost. We offer ongoing safety training for employers who need to maintain continuous safety training with limited expense.

Mission Statement:

To attract eligible people, teach them the skills they need to become safe employable workers and be self-sufficient so they may become productive in today’s society.

Through an agreement with Columbia Southern University (CSU) and other accredited institutes, our training may be applied towards certification, continuing education units (CEUs) and/or college credit. This partnership was designed to provide a third-party, peer review certification program which allows individuals to achieve a professional certification based on previous education and training.

Columbia Southern University Partnership

OSTI is pleased to be a Learning Partner with CSU.  As a CSU Learning Partner our members and employees can receive a tuition discount on courses offered completely online.  In addition, we have a articulation agreement with CSU for courses leading to college credit.


  • College credit for select OSTI courses
  • No CSU application fee
  • 10% tuition discount

For additional information download CSU Learning Partner flier.

The Occupational Safety Training Institute (OSTI) is a 501(c)(3) charitable organization and charitable contributions are tax-deductible for income, gift and estate taxes. Our federal tax identification number is 26-3879467 and our state registration identification is NV20081568011