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Coal Miner Certification

The Mine Safety and Training Division issues certificates of competency to underground and surface coal miners. Effective May 1, 2013, there is a $50.00 fee for each application submitted.

The following certification classes are offered semi-annually (spring and fall) in our Benton and Springfield offices. Click here for a current schedule for the mine certification classes.

Mine Examiner
Electrical Hoisting Engineer
Mine Manager
State Mine Inspector

The following certfications are offered throughout the year. For more information on these certifications contact wendy.koehler@illinois.gov via email, or by phone at 217-558-4925.

General Surface Supervisor
Independent Contractor Supervisor
Shaft & Slope Examiner
Shaft & Slope Supervisor
Shot Firer
Surface Mine Supervisor
Coal Mine Certification Classes/Examinations
Crane Hoist Operator (TEMPORARY)
Electrical Certification

The Miners' Examining Board meets monthly in Sringfield and Benton to issue the following certficates:

First Class
Shaft and Slope Worker

Check this months schedule for the Miners' Examing Board.

To receive these certificates of competency, miners must meet minimum eligibility requirements as outlined in the Illinois Coal Mining Act and pass a written and oral examination. A miner can attend a course offered by Mine Safety and Training personnel to prepare them for the written and oral examinations. These courses are held in four locations Benton, Harrisburg, Lively Grove, and Springfield and are free of charge. Questions regarding certification should be directed to wendy.koehler@illinois.gov via email or by phone, 217-558-4925.

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