Trenching and Excavation Specialist (TES)

Trenching and Excavation Specialist (TES): $395.00

Our Trenching and Excavation Specialist Certification covers:

Excavations, trenching, and underground construction are among the most hazardous construction operations. This course will teach you relative regulatory requirements and safe work practices associated with these sites. The course includes soil mechanics, shoring procedures, sloping and benching, and trench shields. In addition to the hazards of cave in and engulfment, the course also covers the other hazards common to this type of construction. The required amount of time to complete the course is dependent upon your knowledge of workplace safety, but we find that the average completion time is approximately 16 hours. You have up to six months to complete the course.


Trenching and Excavation Specialist (TES)

Course Objectives:

Upon successful completion of this course, student will have the academic requirements to be considered a competent person on a job site involving trenching and excavation work. Emphasis will be on proper hazard analysis of job location, soil classification type and proper abatement of trench collapse.

Online Exams:

The student will take a comprehensive online exam at the end of the course. You must score 80% to receive certification. You have three opportunities to pass the exam.


A refresher course and exam will be required every three (3) years. The cost of this recertification is $150.