National Safe Tractor and Machinery Operation Program (NSTMOP) Instructor Training
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 by email.
- Anyone wishing to becoming a certified NSTMOP instructor
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
Some courses also provide credits that can go towards professional certifications. None of the online courses offer credits that can go on a college transcript.
Please refer to the course description to learn if a specific course offers certificates and/or credits towards professional certification.
The definition of a passing grade varies from course to course. Once you register for an online course, please log in to learn about a specific course’s grading criteria.
Also, keep in mind that not all courses offer certificates. Please refer to the course description to learn whether or not a specific course offers a certificate.