National Safe Tractor and Machinery Operation Program (NSTMOP) Instructor Training

In this online tractor safety course, you will become certified to teach and organize the National Safe Tractor and Machinery Operation Program.
National Safe Tractor and Machinery Operation Program (NSTMOP) Instructor Training - Online Courses
Skill Level: Beginner, Intermediate
Length of Access: 365 days
Sections: 4
Length: 2 hours, 30 minutes
Language: English
Note: This course offers a certificate.

Starting at FREE

* Required Fields

Starting at FREE


Upon successful completion of this course, you will be a certified NSTMOP instructor, ready to organize and teach the NSTMOP training program. In this asynchronous, self-paced course, you will learn how to conduct the written, operating skills, and driving tests, and you will be prepared to successfully organize and communicate safety information and procedures to youth.

The NSTMOP is a training program for 14- and 15-year-olds seeking employment in production agriculture. The U.S. Department of Labor requires youth younger than age 16 who wish to work on a non-family owned farm to complete this training.

Through videos and short readings, you will learn about Hazardous Occupation Orders in Agriculture, Minimum Core Content Areas, how to organize a training program, testing procedures, and certification procedures.

To become an instructor, you must pass this course with a minimum score of 70%. Once certified, you will gain access to instruction materials, including the instructors' manual, PowerPoints to help you teach safety materials, and more.

If you are having trouble accessing the course after registering, please call 877-345-0691. If you have questions about the course content or certification process, please contact the NSTMOP office at 814-865-7685 or

Who is this for?
  • Anyone wishing to becoming a certified NSTMOP instructor
What will you learn?

You will learn how to:

  • understand agricultural Hazardous Occupation Orders
  • identify Minimum Core Content areas
  • understand instructional and testing processes
  • recognize responsibilities and testing procedures for instructors
  • conduct written skill and driving tests


Agricultural Safety and Health Assessment and Evaluation Educational Programming Agricultural Systems Management

More by Michael Pate, Ph.D. 

More by Peggy Newel 

Dennis Murphy, Ph.D.


Only registered users can write reviews. Please, log in or register

Frequently Asked Questions


What happens after I register for an online course?
What if I do not receive an activation e-mail after completing course registration?
How do I register for a course or make a purchase over the phone?
How long does it take to complete an online course?
Do I have to complete an online course within a certain timeframe? Will I ever lose access to an online course?
Are online courses graded?
Do online courses have assignments or quizzes?
Do I receive any credits or certification for completing an online course?
How will I access my certificate once I complete an online course?
What materials will I need to complete an online course?
Is there technical support for online courses?
Can I enroll in multiple online courses at one time?
What are the technical requirements for online courses?
I am not a Penn State student. Can I enroll in an online course?
Will online courses go on a college transcript?
Who can take online courses? Are there any prerequisites?
Can I register a group for an online course?
Who are the online course instructors?
Are online courses accessible for people who require special needs or services?
What do I do if I have a question about a specific online course?