Alaska Teamster-Employer Service Training Trust

The North Slope Training Cooperative (NSTC)

2020 Changes
January 1, 2020 -
The name of the organization in charge of NSTC has changed to Alaska Safety Alliance.

As of January 1, 2020, temporary NSTC paper cards and electronic NSTC cards are a part of a required NSTC Trainee Materials Package, along with the ASH book and the Environmental Field Handbook, that must be provided to each trainee successfully completing the NSTC 8-hour Unescorted Course. The Training Trust will provide this to each Teamster Member needing to take the course for working up north.

The temporary NSTC paper card is what we will issue at the end of the course. It will be up to the Member to go by the NSTC office to get their electronic card. Once the electronic card is obtained from NSTC it will be the responsibility of the Member to replace any lost card for a fee of $10 and can only be done at the NSTC office.

I’m sure there will be questions, if so please call our instructor, Paul Hemmelgarn at 751-9788 for clarification.

As the year goes by I’m sure there will be new information to share and we will pass that along.

~John Lovdahl, Director
Training Trust
January 23, 2020
by: Gretchen Weiss-Brooks
Alaska Safety Alliance

The North Slope Training Cooperative (NSTC), managed by the Alaska Safety Alliance (ASA), has some exciting changes happening! Starting from January 1, 2020, the ASA will include NSTC completion data. ASA accounts will display NSTC course completion information within 30 days of course completion.

Everyone with an NSTC Unescorted card from January 1, 2020, onwards, will now have an ASA account. This ASA account will also track other trainings including BP Induction, ConocoPhillips Permit to Work, and Oil Search Orientation, as well as others.

It is crucial to ensure your name listed in an ASA account is the same as your employment records and government-issued ID. North Slope Operators are using the reports from ASA to verify course completions – if your name doesn’t match (example Chris vs. Christopher), then you may not get credit for your training.

Receiving the NSTC eCard:
Upon completion of the NSTC Unescorted course, individuals should receive a temporary NSTC card, valid for 90 days. Within the 90 days, ASA will upload their NSTC training information into our online system and create and mail the eCard to the address provided.

Replacing Lost or Damaged NSTC Cards:
To replace an NSTC card or NSTC eCard, contact the Alaska Safety Alliance office at (907) 770-5250. Please note there is a $10 card replacement fee. ASA staff will verify NSTC completion records, receive payment, and issue the replacement card.

In some cases, ASA may not be able to verify past NSTC training. In these instances, additional directions will be provided. Any NSTC training that cannot be verified may result in having to retake the NSTC Unescorted course.
We are so excited about these changes to the NSTC Card!

If you have any questions, please contact us – we’re happy to assist.

Alaska Safety Alliance office at (907) 770-5250