Hot Work Safety Certificate Online Training

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  • Description

    2018 Brandon Hall Gold Excellence in Learning Award This course is a recipient of the 2018 Brandon Hall GOLD Excellence in Learning Award!



    Learn how to perform hot work safely and keep your workplace injury-free with Hot Work Safety Certificate Online Training.

    Develop the awareness and understanding you need to help avoid accidents, injuries, and tragedies on worksites where hot work occurs. Designed by NFPA® experts, the Hot Work Safety Certificate Online Training program is vital for anyone responsible for hot work, along with construction managers, safety directors, fire watch team members, and others industry-wide. This accessible online training takes an in-depth look at hot work dangers along with the vital safety procedures that can help promote worker safety and reduce risks.

    In less than two hours, working online at your own pace, you'll get the information you need to keep your workplace safer during all types of activities classified as hot work—such as welding and allied processes, heat treating, grinding, thawing pipes, powder-driven fasteners, hot riveting, torch-applied roofing, and other similar applications producing or using sparks, flame, or heat.

    Upon completion of the training, you should be able to:

    • Identify relevant standards, regulations, and ordinances that are applicable to hot work
    • Describe the various types of hot work
    • Identify common fuel sources and ignition sources
    • Describe the three-step approach to hot work safety
    • Define and identify hot work and hot work hazards
    • Describe hot work evaluation requirements
    • Describe hot work safety team roles and responsibilities
    • Describe hot work permit requirements
    • Read and understand a hot work permit

    These steps help form the basis for creating and managing all hot work activities in a safe and effective manner, using sound fundamentals learned and practiced for many years throughout various industries and trades.

    Hot Work Safety Certificate is obtained by taking the Hot Work Safety Certificate Online Training and successfully completing an assessment of your learning.

    Mandatory program in Boston and Massachusetts

    • The City of Boston requires a Hot Work Safety Certificate for all persons engaged in hot work operations on the work site. Other states and jurisdictions are exploring the implementation of similar requirements.

    Este curso también está disponible en español.


    Who Will Benefit:
    All members of the hot work safety team:
     permit authorizing individuals, hot work operators, and anyone responsible for the fire watch or safety during hot work.

    Please use the home address that appears on the attendees' state authorized ID (driver's license, etc.) to complete the registration.

    You must also have a valid email address to register and the email address can only be used on one registration.

  • Hot Work Safety Training Demo

    View a FREE interactive demonstration of the Hot Work Safety Online Training here.

  • Terms & Specifications for Online Training


    • Course Tuition: The course tuition is due and payable before starting each module.
    • Expiration: Participants will need to take the online courses or series within 365 days.
    • CEUs: You earn 0.1 CEU for each learning hour. To verify total numbers of CEUs for a course or a series, please check the Description tab. Upon successful completion of a course or a series, participants will be able to download the CEUs certificate directly from the website. Please verify applicability with your professional board or organization.
    • Online Training is non-refundable.


    • For optimal online course performance, please use Google Chrome or Firefox® as your web browser. If you encounter any technical difficulty, check to make sure that cookies, javascript support and Adobe Flash are enabled.


  • Historical Editions

    Previous editions of NFPA® documents are available for sale. Please see applicable NFPA codes and standards product pages to confirm which editions are available for purchase. If you have any questions, contact NFPA Customer Support at 1-800-344-3555 or

  • Also in NFPA 51B: Standard for Fire Prevention During Welding, Cutting, and Other Hot Work