Process Safety Certificate Program

CPET students

CPET is excited to announce the development of the Process Safety Certificate Program which will promote the ownership of process safety at all levels of operations.


The Mary Kay O'Connor Process Safety Center (MKOPSC) at Texas A&M University and the LyondellBasell Center for Petrochemical, Energy, & Technology (CPET) at San Jacinto College are taking initiatives to develop a process safety training program for workers in the chemical and energy industries.  The program will target operators, supervisors, and engineers with four introductory courses designed to provide a thorough knowledge base that is balanced with hands-on, real world applications and practice.  Upon completion of the four  courses, a trainee will receive a Process Safety Continuing Education Certificate from San Jacinto College.  

      Content for the four courses is currently in development via a collaboration of MKOPSC, CPET, and subject matter experts participating through the Texas Chemical Council Safety Committee.  Leadership and oversight is provided by the Steering Team composed on representatives from MKOPSC, CPET, and Texas Chemical Council.

For more information:

Each of the four courses will provide 48 hours of instruction over three months delivered in a hybrid format consisting of:

  • 24 hours of online content containing lecture and study materials prepared by the Texas A&M MKOPSC.
  • 24 hours (one 8-hour day/month) completing hands-on, work-based learning in the CPET state-of-the-art facilities.

The first course, Intro to Process Safety, is a pre-requisite to the Introduction to Risk Management course. Trainees can choose to take just one course or multiple courses as suits their needs.  However, the certificate would be awarded to those trainees who complete all four courses.

  • Introduction to Process Safety                              (Course description.)
  • Industrial Safety and Technical Fundamentals   (Course description.)                        
  • Introduction to Risk Management                         (Course description.) requires prerequisite course:  Introduction to Process Safety
  • Fire Protection and Emergency Response           (Course description.)

Launching in 2022

Course ($1200/ea.)

Launch Date

Registration Links

Introduction to Process Safety

Begins May 9, 2022

 Intro to Process Safety Registration Link
Industrial Safety and Technical Fundamentals


Introduction to Risk Management TBA  
Fire Protection and Emergency Response TBA


Need a different payment option?

If you need to pay using a company PO, check, or other option, you can:

  1. Download this excel file.  Complete the information and email it to who will complete your registration process.  Alternatively, you can create your SJC student G# yourself by completing registration for this free course title "CPET Special Project"  (link here).
  2. Complete a company payment voucher and print on your company letter head.  Then, email it to voucher letter here.)  Note that the company voucher letter must be received within 24 hours of when your registration was completed or the system will delete your registration due to missing payment.
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