Day 1 and 2: January 9 and 10, 2024 will be held at the Best Western Plus Cotton Tree Inn, 10695 S Auto Mall Dr, Sandy, UT 84070 (22 minute drive south of SLC Airport)
Day 3: January 11, 2024 will be held at the Utah Core Center 240 North Redwood Rd, Salt Lake City, UT
Please contact the Best Western Cotton Tree Inn at 801-523-8484 with code "Wyoming DEQ Blasting Class" to reserve a hotel room ($128 plus tax per night)
**This blasting course and exam will fulfill the State of Utah requirements for new certification and renewal. Please contact Levy Woodruff (firstname.lastname@example.org 801-538-5352) for additional requirements from the State of Utah.**
Each training program will culminate in an examination to be administered by the course instructor. Following the training and examination, the Division will review each applicant's requisite one year of blasting experience, examination results, completed application, and instructor recommendation, and determine whether the applicant qualifies for certification as a coal mine surface blaster under Utah Admin. R645-105.
Questions on the application process or the training and examination session for coal mine surface blasters may be directed to Levy Woodruff (801) 538-5352
Send completed applications to:
Division of Oil, Gas and Mining
1594 West North Temple, Suite 1210
Box 145801 Salt Lake City, Utah 84114-5801
(801) 538-5352 FAX (801) 359-3940
Blaster training and certification are an annual offering by the Division and occur around the first of the New Year. Follow this page for related information.
You can get a copy of the Surface Coal Mine Blaster Certification Application Form in Acrobat .PDF format by clicking HERE. (You must have the Acrobat Reader to view/complete/print or a full version of Acrobat to save the completed form with the completed information.)
Blasting at Non-Coal Mines
Blasting at non-coal mines may be regulated by some federal agencies, depending on the nature of the blasting activity. The Mine Safety Health Administration (MSHA) regulates health and safety standards when using or working near explosive materials in mines. The federal Bureau of alcohol, Tobacco and Firearms (ATF) regulates the importation, manufacture, distribution and storage of explosives. The federal Department of Transportation (DOT) regulates the interstate and intrastate transportation of explosives. Blasting may also be regulated by some local agencies. Contact local municipal and/or county authorities for any rules and regulations or permit requirements related to mine blasting.