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How to Become an Authorized Training Provider

As an Authorized Training Provider (ATP) or Virtual Authorized Training Provider (VATP), you’re equipped to market and deliver in-person and virtual COSS Series classes to customers and partners worldwide. If you’re in the business of training individuals or workplaces and are looking to collaborate to grow your business, join us!

Types of Authorized Training Providers

Authorized Training Providers (ATPs) – Companies authorized to market and deliver in-person and virtual COSS Series classes

Virtual Authorized Training Providers (VATPs) – Companies authorized to market virtual COSS Series classes only

Ideal Authorized Training Providers

Organizations such as safety councils, training centers and educational institutions with a high demand for safety and health training in their area.

Please Note: ATPs must have the ability to collect registrations and payments online, and must provide 2 solid credit references. They must also be able to actively promote the COSS Series brand as part of their business. In addition, ATPs must have a dedicated training room conducive to learning.

Step 1 – Review the basic requirements and general rules for becoming an Authorized Training Provider in your area

Basic requirements:

  • There is (or will be) a high demand for safety and health training in your area
  • There are no other active ATPs servicing your region.
  • You have the staff and administration available to successfully market the program (all new ATPs are provided with a COSS Media Starter Kit with helpful hints and marketing materials you may use)
  • You have the staff and administration available to successfully host COSS classes (a minimum of 3 classes per year must be scheduled, with at least 2 of those classes being held, unless an exemption is granted in the case of emergency situations)
  • You must be able to supply at least 2 solid financial credit references
  • Your company must possess a Federal Identification Number and be incorporated
  • Your company must have the financial wherewithal to meet the financial obligations required to hold COSS classes
  • Your company must agree to engage in an Authorized Training Provider’s Agreement with Alliance Safety Council (ASC).

General rules an ATP must follow:
(this does not replace the guidelines set forth in the ATP Agreement):

  • All COSS classes must be scheduled through the ASC
  • All ATPs must charge a minimum tuition of $1,799 per student
  • All COSS course materials must be obtained exclusively through ASC
  • ATPs must confirm with ASC at least 7 business days in advance whether the COSS course will take place
  • ATPs must effectively market the COSS program to its members and customers, as well as to prospective members and customers
  • All COSS classes must be taught by instructors who are authorized and assigned by ASC
  • ATPs have the option to contract their own COSS instructor(s), provided that the instructor(s) has met the requirements, and has been approved by ASC (see COSS Instructor Requirements)
  • The facility in which the class is held must meet certain set up and multi-media requirements (as outlined in the ATP Agreement)
  • ATPs may set up COSS courses at other locations besides their approved training site; however, all remote site COSS courses must be pre-approved and coordinated through ASC

Step 2 – Complete an ATP application

Complete an ATP application (including a $250 one-time application fee).

Step 3 – Sign and return the Authorized Training Provider’s License Agreement

If you have reviewed the basic requirements and general rules for becoming an Authorized Training Provider in your area, and are ready to move to step 2 of this process, please email info@coss.net to request an ATP Application Packet.

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