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Vacuum Truck Training & Certification

Whether you want vacuum truck certification in as little as two hours with our online training or a more robust, customizable option like you get with our DIY training kits or on-site training, we can help you get the training you want in the way you want it and at a price you can afford. There is no need to find vacuum truck safety training courses near you or travel. With our courses, you can train and get certified from anywhere. View Pricing

How long is vacuum truck safety training? The vacuum truck training online and training kit options are approximately 90-120 minutes long. The trainer course is approximately 3 hours long.

What are my options for vacuum truck training?

Training Kits

The kit is for those who want to do the training themselves. It's a vacuum truck training ppt presentation you can use to train a group of trainees all at one time in one location. If you need to train a trainer to use the kit we offer a train the trainer course.

90-120 min (approx.)

Online Training

Vacuum Truck Training Online is for those who prefer self-paced training from any location or for employers who need to assign and monitor employee training progress and exam scores. Online training is eligible for bulk pricing discounts (for 16+ trainees).

90-120 min (approx.)

Train the Trainer

The vacuum truck trainer course is an online course meant to certify a single individual to use the training kit to train others. The kit is included with the train the trainer course for no additional cost and is reusable. Results in a lifetime certification.

3 hrs (approx.)

Onsite Training

Onsite training is for companies looking for hands-on training on your own equipment at your location. We come to you (from Rexburg, Idaho) so travel expenses are included, because of this onsite training is best for groups of at least 5-10+ trainees.

What's in the Vacuum Truck Training Course?

Our Vacuum Truck Training course is regulation compliant, and our online version fulfills classroom training requirements. Each class contains sections on equipment, anatomy, maintenance, inspections, safe operations, stability, common hazards and more.

This presentation includes occasional practice quiz questions to prepare for the final written exam included with the course. In addition to the written exam, a checklist is also included for employers to use when administering a practical exam.

Though you will still need to familiarize yourself with all other applicable federal, state, provincial, territorial, and local standards, this training encompasses the following standards for vacuum trucks:

  • Encompasses these U.S. Standards
  • 29 CFR 1910.1200 – Hazard Communication

  • 29 CFR 1910.106 – Flammable and Combustible Liquids

  • 29 CFR 1910.120 – Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response

  • 29 CFR 1910.307 – Hazardous (classified) Locations

  • 29 CFR 1910.1000 – Air Contaminants

  • 29 CFR 1910.146 – Confined Spaces

  • CFR 383.91 – Operators of Vehicles Over 26,000 LBS Must Poses a CDL

  • CFR 396.11 – Pre-Shift Inspections

  • CFR 395.8 – Log Books

  • CFR 390.21 – CMVs Must Have an Official DOT Number

  • 49 CFR 171, 172, 173, 178, 179, 382, 383 and 390-397 – Motor carrier safety requirements for proper hazard classification and manifesting of flammable liquids, approved container design, and periodic testing.

  • Encompasses these Canadian Standards
  • CSA Standard Z94.2.02 – Hearing Protection Devices (Performance Selection, Care and Use)

  • Canadian Environmental Protection Act, 1999 – Framework for pollution prevention

  • OHS: 23.22,16.4, 16.5, 17.2.2 – Must be trained and certified as driver if GODI or oilfield hauler

  • WC Act: 115 (2)(e) – Maintain Logbooks

  • OHS: 16.34(1-3), 4.9 (1-3) – Must conduct pre-shift inspection

  • OHS: 8.2, 8.4, 5.48 PPE – Requirements

  • ETS: 4.81, 17.11 (3) – No Smoking in vehicle

  • OHS: 4.3(2), 4,5 – Operators manual must be available

  • OHS: 3.23 – Driver orientation by employer and worksite orientation

  • OSH: 16.33(1) – Seatbelts must be available and worn

Why do I need this training?

In line with regulations, anyone who works with vacuum trucks must receive training prior to working on their own. Requirements for refresher training related to forklifts or other processes are very specific. Most other equipment doesn’t have such specific requirements, but it’s wise to follow the same guidelines.

When it comes to refresher training, the standards in some instances (like forklifts) are very specific: operators must be re-evaluated every three years to see if they are still competent to operate the equipment. Best practices say to apply this same rule to all types of equipment. A so-called “free-pass” cannot be awarded based on experience, age, or time on the job. The extent of the evaluation is to be determined by the employer but should include a written and practical examination that prove continued competency.

  • Did You Know?


  • Vacuum trucks can displace material at a rate of over 6000 cubic feet per minute. (Source: Vac-Con)

  • When properly calibrated, vacuum trucks can be used to locate underground utilities. (Source: OSHA)

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How much is vacuum truck certification?

Classroom Safety Training Kits (DIY training kit used to train and re-train any number of employees.)
- OSHA: USD $399+
- CANADA: $399+ USD $350+ *On Sale

Online Safety Training (Train from anywhere with internet access. Assign and monitor employee training with a custom online training branch, sign up now).
- OSHA:USD $79/person (*Bulk pricing available)
- CANADA: CAD $99/person (*Bulk pricing available)
- Group Training Available (Online training taken by a group of trainees on one computer at one time. Sign up now).

Train the Trainer (An online course for those who prefer to train an individual before having them train others on your staff using the included training kit.
- OSHA: $700 $650 *On Sale

Onsite Training (Our trainer comes to your work site to train your crew.)
- Get a Quote: (Includes travel expenses. We are located in Rexburg, Idaho).

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