Frequently Asked Questions
How do I register for a course?
The Gulf Coast Safety Council (GCSC) is now electronic. Faxed registration forms are no longer accepted as of October 1st. All registrations must be submitted online. Registration Options. If you are a member, then you can go to online registration, which is for Members only or for non-member companies that pay $100 online access fee. You must be registered or sponsored by your company or work site in order to register for a site- or company-specific course.

What items do I need to bring with me when I arrive to take a course?

How do I become a member?
You must fill out the required membership application. You can submit your application online. Once received, your application must be approved by the Executive Director. Click here to visit the Membership page.

Do you offer classes after hours or in emergency situations?
Yes. We are very flexible with training beyond normal business hours. Our policy is that any Contractor or Owner facility requesting emergency or after hours training is required to pay a standard 20 person minimum PER CLASS. If an Owner facility is coordinating the training for more than one contractor, the contracting companies may split the minimum charge. Faxed registration forms are no longer accepted as of October 1st. All registrations must be submitted online. Registration Options. Each trainee must possess a valid state or federal ID AND a social security card which will be requested upon their arrival. NO EXCEPTIONS!

What exactly is reciprocity and the Association of Reciprocal Safety Councils, Inc. (ARSC)?
ARSC member councils are councils whose training meets the standards set for certain non-site-specific courses such as Basic Orientation Plus. (Additional courses will be added in the future). These courses are transferable from one member council to another. Your employee does not have to retake a transferable course if he has passed the course within the year at an ARSC member council. For more information on ARSC and a list of member councils and transferable courses visit their website at http://www.arsc.net.

My employees have Basic Orientation Plus or Confined Space from another council. Will you accept this card?
Yes, provided your employee can present a current ID badge showing this training from another ARSC member safety council.

What councils accept your Basic Orientation Plus?
All ARSC member councils accept our Basic Orientation Plus and any other transferable course. For more information on ARSC and a list of member councils and transferable courses visit their website at http://www.arsc.net.

What topics are covered in the Basic Orientation Plus?
The ARSC Reciprocal Basic courses help contractors meet a number of OSHA safety training requirements. Click here to view the list of topics covered or click here to see the comparison of topics to OSHA requirements.