The Gulf Coast Safety Institute was established in 2007 to provide safety and health training and education to workers and employers. Additionally, the Gulf Coast Safety Institute is an OSHA Challenge Program Administrator mentoring over 50 companies in improving their Safety and Health Management System to potentially achieve OSHA’s Voluntary Protection Program STAR status.

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Gulf Coast Safety Institute Classes and Events through September 2021

Drone Pilot Test Prep Course

To fly a drone under FAA Part 107, students need to pass the drone pilot knowledge test. This test prep course will better prepare you for the exam and provide a hands-on experience. Students will be taught regulations, airspace classification and operating requirements, weather, loading and performance and operations specifics. At the end of this course, students will be better prepared to take the knowledge exam. Each session will include 3 hours of virtual classroom via Microsoft Teams and 4 hours of hands-on training. Drones will be provided for the hands-on portion only and will be collected at the end of the course. Cost: $325.00*

October 2021 Class

Friday, October 15 & Friday,  October 22, 2021

Class meets from 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.

*Texas Public Education Grant (TPEG) funding may be available to those that qualify. Funding request must occur 2 weeks prior to the start of class. For more information on TPEG funding visit

UTA Classes are returning this semester!

The Gulf Coast Safety Institute is hosting the following classes offered by UTA:


  • WST401 Resource Conservation Recovery Act - August 17 - 20, 2021


  • OSHA 510- Construction Standards August 3 - 6, 2021

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All registration for these classes are found at

For questions please email or call (886) 906-9190.