By providing their students with safety training, educators gain the satisfaction of knowing they have educated their students academically and improved their students' safety and employability.









What is the Professional Development Plan?

The goal of the CareerSafe Professional Development Program (CPDP) is to enhance all educators’ knowledge of workplace and classroom safety. It achieves this not only by providing youth-focused, interactive training to students, but also by providing teachers with the resources and tools they need to facilitate effective integration of the training resources into the secondary and post secondary curricula. Completing the CPDP will also provide teachers with individual school sponsored professional development credits which can be applied to their annual State requirements.  Please review your state approved hours.

The CPDP is designed for teachers, administrators and others within the educational community responsible for creating a safety mindset. Printable Course Description (pdf)

Course Prerequisite: Must complete either the CareerSafe OSHA 10-Hour General Industry, OSHA 10-Hour Construction Industry, OSHA 10-Hour General Industry (Agriculture) or OSHA 10-Hour General Industry (Healthcare) Training prior to purchasing the Professional Development Program.



  • The Safety Checklist Program presents educators with an implementation plan of individualized safety checklists for their classroom, lab, or school setting.
  • Integration of students within a Safety Education Program to increase student engagement and retention.
  • An Inclusive Safety Culture that can be repeated each academic year to provide trained educators, safety committee members, and other persons a customized Safety Portfolio including an OSHA 10-Hour wallet card, safety checklists, and a classroom safety curriculum for each classroom, lab, or school setting.


CPDP Teacher Portfolio Requirements

A complete portfolio contains:

  • One completed CareerSafe Online OSHA 10-Hour course. Teachers can select either the OSHA 10-Hour General Industry or the OSHA 10-Hour Construction Industry course, whichever best aligns with their classroom curriculum.
  • Completed NIOSH/CDC Safety Checklist for each classroom and lab setting
  • Student Engagement and Classroom Integration Plan
  • Establish and Maintain an Effective Safety and Health Program
  • CareerSafe Professional Development Program Completion Certificate
  • School administrator evaluation and sign-off for teachers to receive their individual school approved PDP credits

 To receive additional information on the CareerSafe Professional Development Program, please click here.