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Mine Certification Examinations and Classes

Certification Classes held prior to semi-annual examinations:

Three locations for certification classes:

  • Benton
  • Harrisburg
  • Lively Grove
  • Springfield

One day per week at each location for twelve weeks and twice each day

  • 9:00 a.m. - Noon
  • 6 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.

Semi-annual examinations(April and October)

Two Locations for exams:

  • Springfield
  • Rend Lake College


  • Written examinations (three parts):
    • Multiple choice with a number of questions based on which exam taken
    • Ventilation map
    • Gas chart
  • Oral examination: conducted before Mining Board members and/or SMI's


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