Fall Protection Training

Upcoming Courses

Competent Person Training

  • June 11-13, 2024
    (Denver, CO)
  • September 24-26, 2024
    (Washington D.C.)
  • December 10-12, 2024
    (Charlotte, NC)

Qualified Person Training

  • June 3-6, 2024
    (Miamisburg, OH)

Gain life-saving skills from unbiased experts.

A fall protection program is only as effective as the knowledge and expertise of those who design, follow and enforce it.

That’s why, at LJB University, we specialize in fall protection training that’s hands-on and comprehensive—no matter your level of expertise. Our fall protection courses combine regulations, standards and best practices with information on equipment use and limitations, enabling you to identify and correct potential fall protection issues before they arise.

LJB does not manufacture, distribute or sell fall protection equipment. Our instructors are unbiased experts whose only concern is improving safety at your organization.

Thousands of safety professionals have trusted LJB University for fall protection training, including our authorized person, competent person and qualified person courses:

Authorized Person

Through interactive instruction, multimedia resources, and hands-on exercises, you will gain the knowledge to use fall protection properly in your daily work and to become aware of fall risks in your work environment.

Who should attend:
Anyone who uses fall protection equipment

Duration: 1 day (8 hours)

Competent Person

Along with gaining the knowledge and expertise required to become a recognized OSHA competent person, you will acquire the insights and skills to develop and implement your own comprehensive, cost-effective and attainable fall hazard control program.

Who should attend:
Maintenance or production supervisors, safety professionals at all levels, fall protection program administrators, managers, facility engineers, or anyone responsible for overseeing workers exposed to fall hazards

Duration: 3-5 days (24-40 hours)

Qualified Person

In this highly interactive guided simulation, you will gain the skills required to become a fall protection qualified person. Instructors will coach you through the process of designing and certifying three active fall protection systems. You’ll then design a fall protection system on your own that your instructors will evaluate, providing you an opportunity to address requirements specific to your organization.

Who should attend:
Anyone responsible for design-related projects and whose work involves addressing fall protection issues and supervising workers at heights, including safety engineering professionals, project engineers, facilities engineers, and civil, structural, mechanical, stress, electrical, and chemical design engineers

Duration: 5 days (40 hours)


Our competent person fall protection course complies with U.S. Army Corps of Engineer EM 385 requirements, and the content in both our competent person and qualified person fall protection courses exceeds the training performance criteria set forth by OSHA and the current criteria from the ANSI Z359.2-2017 standard.


The training also conforms to American National Standard Z490.1, Criteria for Accepted Practices in Safety, Health, and Environmental Training.

What LJB University students say

“The training was a big eye opener for me. I thought I knew a lot about fall protection but realized I didn’t – at least the proper stuff. I would recommend this course to anyone who deals with fall protection in their work environment.”

Technical Sergeant, Air Force Reserve Command​

“I was so impressed with LJB’s fall protection training that I recommended it for every contractor on our site. If everyone has this level of fall protection knowledge, we can significantly reduce fall risk at our site.”

Safety Representative​, Husky Lima Refinery​

“I’ve been in safety for more than 30 years and have never had a class on fall protection that was this good.”

Trade Supervisor​, Amway Corporation​

“This is my 4th Competent Person course. The new info learned and reinforcement of current knowledge was the best by far.”

Field Safety Manager​, Tremco