Mine Inspector Examination Applications

 Date this page was last updated:  08/30/2017

APPLICATIONS AND INFORMATION FOR WV STATE MINE INSPECTOR

Mine Inspectors' Examinations - Be advised that with the passage of S.B. 687, the Mine Inspectors' Examining Board duties will be absorbed by the Board of Coal Mine Health and Safety, effective July 1, 2017.

Contact information for the Mine Inspectors' Exam information will be directed to:

Joel Watts, Administrator                (304) 957-2306
Mallory K. Yates, Secretary            (304) 558-9105
     Mallory.K.Yates@wv.gov

1900 Kanawha Boulevard E.
Bldg. 3, Suite 824
Charleston, WV  25305
When an examination date is set you will receive written notice by letter of your acceptance.  For additional information email Mallory.K.Yates@wv.gov or call 304-558-9105 or 304-957-2309.  If your contact information including your telephone or mailing address changes after you submit an application please notify us of that change immediately by email or phone.

Forms may be revised prior to the next scheduled examination and you may be required to re-submit your application on new forms.

Prior to any examination notarized applications, and required work history must be completed and returned to the CMHS Board office for review by the Coal Mine Health and Safety Board.  Once the Board review the applications for eligibility, you will be notified of the exam date, time and location.


RECOMMENDED STUDY GUIDES


Recommended Study Guides for the Underground examination:
Underground Mine Foreman Study Guide
West Virginia Mine Safety Law Book (Laws & Regulations)

Recommended Study Guides for the Surface Inspector examination:
Surface Mine Foreman Study Guide
West Virginia Mine Safety Law Book (Laws & Regulations)

Recommended Study Guides for the Coal Mine Electrical Inspector examination:
Electricians Study Guide
West Virginia Mine Safety Law Book (Laws & Regulations)

Recommended Study Guides for the Safety Instructor examination:
Underground Mine Foreman Study Guide
West Virginia Mine Safety Law Book (Laws & Regulations)
Certification Policy Manual

Ordering and pricing information is provided below.


Several study guides and the West Virginia Mining Law Book are available for purchase for a fee, and can be requested at MHST, 7 Players Club Dr., Charleston, WV  25311, ATTN:  Publications or you may order online with a credit card. We accept payments with a Visa or MasterCard only.
If you wish to place an online order click on this link for our publication order site.

Publication costs are listed below for a listing of available materials.

For mail orders, please enclose a cashiers check or money order with your request. You request must state clearly which publications you wish to order; along with an email or telephone number should we need to contact you about your order.

   Mine Safety Law Book (Laws & Regulations)
   $20.00
   
   Underground Mine Foreman Study Guide     $17.00
   Surface Mine Foreman Study Guide    $17.00
   Standard Electrical Study Guide    $27.00
   Certification Policy Manual     download from publications link

Note: The information obtained from these documents is accurate to the best of our knowledge and is not a substitute for current mining laws or regulations.  The state is not liable for any damages resulting from any information that unintentionally may be inaccurate or untimely.

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Mine Inspector / Safety Instructor Examination 

Underground Inspector Application

Surface Inspector Application

Electrical Inspector Application

Safety Instructor Application

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