Become a NESHTA Master Instructor

The NESHTA Board of Directors announces a newly established “NESHTA MASTER INSTRUCTOR” Recognition program to acknowledge the achievement of former holders of the Certified Environmental Trainer (CET) credential. The CET certificate program was transferred from NESHTA to the Board of Certified Safety Professionals (BCSP) and subsequently replaced with the CIT (Certified Instructional Trainer).master instructor certification

NESHTA would like to recognize the achievement of its members who gained advanced expertise and knowledge in developing, designing, and delivering effective training in the EH&S sector beyond the basic competency of BCSP’s Certified Instructional Trainer (CIT) credential.

This is not a new certification program, but a means to formally recognize and promote your achievement and professionalism in both the EH&S, and Instructional Design & Delivery field by way of this new designation. NESHTA will have a dedicated roster on our website for those who wish to obtain this new Certificate to highlight our network of MASTER INSTRUCTORS.

If you are interested in obtaining the NESHTA MASTER INSTRUCTOR Recognition, please complete the application submit with your documentation of NESHTA/BCSP CET and or recent BCSP CIT certification. You must also be a NESHTA Member in good standing. Once we have reviewed and approved the application you will received a NESHTA MASTER INSTRUCTOR certificate and include you on our dedicated roster on the NESHTA Master instructor website recognition page.

  1. Current CIT (previously CET) certification holders & members of NESHTA – NMI Those who held the CET prior to 1-1-2018 AND have continued the CIT AND have been NESHTA members since 1-1-2017 AND are still members in good standing – receive the recognition.
  2. Current CIT (previously CET) certification holders & previous members of NESHTA (those who left after 1-1-2019) – NMI. Those who held the CET prior to 1-1-2018 AND have continued the CIT AND have dropped their NESHTA membership after 1-1-2019 – receive the recognition after rejoining NESHTA.
  3. Previous CET certification holders (left due to change to CIT) & members of NESHTA – NMI Those who held the CET prior to 1-1-2018 AND dropped the CIT (when it changed) AND have been NESHTA members since 1-1-2017 AND are still members in good standing – receive the recognition.
  4. Current CIT (previously CET) certification holders & Non-members of NESHTA – require membership + attendance to at least 3 NESHTA meeting/conference – NMI Those who hold the CIT (previously they held the CET) AND are not members of NESHTA – receive the recognition after becoming members AND they must attend a minimum of 3 NESHTA conferences.
  5. Current CIT (not previously CET) certification holders & Non-members of NESHTA – require membership + attendance to at least 3 NESHTA meeting/conference + completion of NESHTA DDET – NMI Those who hold the CIT (never a CET) AND are not members of NESHTA – receive the recognition after becoming members AND attendance to at least 3 NESHTA conferences AND completion of the NESHTA DDET.
  6. Current CIT (not previously CET) certification holders & members of NESHTA – completion of NESHTA DDET – NMI Those who hold the CIT (never a CET) AND are members of NESHTA – receive the recognition after completion of the NESHTA DDET.
  7. Current and Past NESHTA members who held the CET/CIT prior to BCSP taking over the CET/CIT, who were not eligible to continue the CET due to their job being outside the safety realm (BSCP view) – receive the recognition after rejoining (past) NESHTA AND attending at least 3 NESHTA conferences AND completion of DDET – OR – current members attending at least 3 NESHTA conferences AND completion of DDET.

Later in 2020 the NESHTA Board will finalize the following “draft” NESHTA MASTER INSTRUCTOR professional development maintenance requirements, and certificate holders will need to submit proof of the following every two years : 

  • Minimum number of training hours/year, either teaching or designing or one of the following:
    • Attendance to NESHTA Conf (minimum of 1 every 2 years)
    • Completion of NESHTA’s Designing and Delivery of Effective Training workshop  (DDET) (face-to-face or on-line)
    • Presentation at a NESHTA conference
    • Documentation of continuing education development in training of 16 hours (every 2 years)
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