OSHA Respiratory Protection

Initial, Refresher or EMS CE Course. Completed entirely online.


Who Should Take This Course?

Per 29 CFR 1910.134, OSHA requires the employer to provide effective training to employees who are required to use respirators. The training must be comprehensive, understandable, and recur annually and more often if necessary.


This course is designed to help workers to meet the OSHA Respiratory Protection training requirement.

This training can serve as the bulk of classroom training as part of a respiratory training program; however, more training is required on the specific respirators that workers will use, and specific administrative and operational considerations in accordance with the employer's respiratory protection program.


This course is divided into nine sections, each of which should take approximately 25 minutes to complete.

Section Title Duration
Section 1 Respiratory Protection Course Overview 10 Minutes
Section 2 Introduction to Respiratory Protection 25 Minutes
Section 3 Types of Respiratory Protection 25 Minutes
Section 4 Respirator Selection and Use 25 Minutes
Section 5 Respirator Medical Evaluation 25 Minutes
Section 6 Respirator Fit Testing 25 Minutes
Section 7 Respirator Training and Program Guidelines 25 Minutes
Section 8 Respirator Maintenance and Care 25 Minutes
Section 9 Video - Respirators 25 Minutes
Final Exam, Course Questions and Course Evaluation 30 Minutes


This course has one 25 question final exam. A 70% score or better is required to pass the final exam.

If a student does not pass the exam the first time, they may retake the exam as many times as necessary in order to pass.

Additional Training

Workers must receive additional training, when required by OSHA standards, on the specific hazards of their job.

Training Providers should be used to ensure credibility and augment a company's training program. Therefore, in addition to the training provided by an outside party, a student should receive site-specific training that is supplied by their own company. This training should target the company's unique approach to hazard prevention, including the use of site-specific equipment, health and safety policies, and emergency procedures. As a rule, this company specific training should be well documented.

With regard to respirators, employees must be trained on the specific respirators that they will be expected to use.

The bottom line in ALL SITUATIONS is that employers are required to ensure that their employees are adequately trained to do their job.


Q – How long will this course take to complete?
A – Our courses are set up to take a specific amount of time. Some students may get through the training more quickly, while others may actually take longer to complete their training. Remember, this training should be used as an intricate tool in the context of an overall training program; it can be combined with other training throughout the year in order to meet any hour requirements needed.

Q – Do I have to finish the course in one sitting?
A – No, our courses are designed so you can start and stop as needed, allowing you to break the training up over a longer period of time. Our system will keep track of your progress, enabling you to resume where you left off upon your next login. It is important that once you start a section, you complete that section or you will need to start that section over from the beginning upon your return.

Q – Can I take the course from more than one computer?
A – Yes, you can take the online portion by signing in with your username and password from any location and computer with high-speed internet access. However, each computer does need to meet our basic system requirements for viewing our online courses.

Q – Will I receive a certificate for this course?
A – Yes, once you have completed a course, you are able to download, save or print a certificate of completion from your student account. Certificates are created in a pdf format. Users must have the latest version of Adobe Reader before attempting to download the completion certificate.