NESHTA is a non-profit professional and educational society for educators and trainers specializing in environmental, safety, occupational health, emergency response and other technical education fields.

Founded in 1977 as the National Environmental Training Association, Inc. (NETA) with support and assistance from the U.S. Environmental Protection Agency, NESHTA now is an international society dedicated to promoting competency and excellency in worker education and training, and in all education and training.

NESHTA members subscribe to the belief that the competent training of workers is the most effective and cost-effective tool for assuring workplace safety, protecting our environment and achieving regulatory compliance. NESHTA members world-wide comprise the leading network for industrial, academic, utility, consulting and government trainers and training managers. Through NESHTA’s network, trainers can find the answer to virtually any question, or any resource, needed for their work.

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2020 Events

2020  Dates and Events

NESHTA's Designing and Delivering Effective Training Pre Conference Workshop (3 day, Saturday - Monday) will be held March 14-16, 2020 in Greenville, SC.  Details to follow soon!

Disaster Site Response for Trainers Institute - Indian River State College, Fort Pierce, FL - this training will be held at the Treasure Coast Public Safety Training Complex January 13-17, 2020 (visit for more details).

The GreatEST Institute - Scott Community College, Bettendorf, IA - this is a two week intensive OSHA Health and Safety Hands on Instructor Training June 1-12, 2020 (visit for more details)

NESHTA/NPETE/CCCHST Instructor and Refresher Conferences for Professional Development

March 17-19, 2020 @ Rogers & Calcott Environmental in Greenville, SC **This event will host the NESHTA Annual Conference/Member meet and greet**

May 12-14, 2020 @ Eastern Iowa Community College in Davenport, IA

July 14-16, 2020 @ Clover Park Technical College in Lakewood, WA

Please see our Events page for more information.

CET Continuing Education News

The CET has always required about 30 hours of continuing professional education each five-year re-certification cycle. In the "good old days" of relative corporate wealth, member companies frequently underwrote all or part of the costs for CET continuing professional education. That's seldom the case these days, unfortunately, but NESHTA is working to help. Click here to download our paper on CET Continuing Education.

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