Oil & Gas Training Standards

OPITO has been setting standards for the oil and gas industry since 1991 to improve workforce safety and competency - over 250,000 people per year train to OPITO standards across the globe.

See a full list of OPITO training standards here.

Alongside our oil and gas industry stakeholders, we identify the needs and requirements for new and improved training standards for both the offshore and onshore oil and gas industry. We produce world class, industry driven standards that are recognised globally and we ensure that our approved training providers deliver training in compliance with these standards. 

Standards are developed by oil and gas workgroups, made up of industry representatives, training providers and trade associations. These workgroups drive the content of a standard, the purpose, aims and objectives, assessment criteria, training programme and instructor requirements. Working with our stakeholders throughout this process ensures that our standards are current, robust and relevant to the needs of the industry.

We oversee the approved standards and our robust approval process ensures that training is delivered to the standard set and each individual is trained to the same level globally.