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How much? How do I pay? How long?
Answer: Basic Orientation Plus (13BOP) course requires a passing score and will yield an
Members $44 Non-Members $50
Social Security Verification $5 (Required for all first time Basic Orientation Plus)
Basic Orientation Plus Refresher (13BOPR) course
Members $39 Non-Members $45
Replacement Cards $10
CLICK HERE To see our course list with prices and the course length.
• Go to www.safetycouncilswla.org
• You will then see a computer icon that says WEB REGISTRATION.
• Under the user name & password box, you will see CREATE AN ACCOUNT.
• It will then ask why you are creating this account
• Once you have created your username / password & are logged into your
• Student Identifier –this is the Social Security number of the person registering.
• Payment - provide credit card # and expiration.
• SELECT COURSE you are registering for. BASIC ORIENTATION PLUS (13BOP) CLICK SUMBIT to continue on.
• SELECT DATE / TIME you would like to test. Select 6:45AM for test time.
**NOTE** The cost of this course is $55.00 - You’re credit card will not be charged until the morning of class. Check in time for this class is 6:30AM. Class starts at 7AM sharp, ends approximately 12PM. If you are not checked in / present for 7AM start time, you will have to reschedule for the following day.
**ALSO** There are NO REFUNDS once payment is made. Student will have 2 business days to reschedule course due to no-show / late arrival. If course is not taken within this time frame, student will lose his/her money & have to reschedule from start.
If course is failed, the student will have to repeat this entire process until successful completion is met. The cost of the course, if failed, will be $50.00 each time thereafter. You may download a study guide for this class @ www.arsc.net
Answer: You can pay at the time of Check-in, we accept cash and all major credit cards.
Answer: NO, DO NOT CALL THE SAFETY COUNCIL. We do not offer TWIC (Transportation Worker Identification Card)..
Please contact 1-866-347-8942
1 Lake Shore Drive Suite 105 Lake Charles, LA 70629-0127
Hours: Monday - Friday: 08:30 AM - 04:30 PM
Note: The Lake Charles Enrollment Center is located at the Capital One Tower Building.
There is truck parking available in the Lake Charles Civic Center parking lot located across the street to the south. There is also parking available to the north on Ann Street.
Answer: Some plants require the Basic Orientation Plus (13BOP). However, workers must contact the company or plant where they are scheduled to work for specific training requirements.
Answer: Yes, we honor all valid cards from all participating ARSC (Association of Reciprocal Safety Councils) members (See members here). Provided your employee can present a valid identification, and the training is included in the reciprical agreement.
Answer: All ARSC member councils are under agreement to accept our Basic Orientation Plus and any other transferable courses. For more information on ARSC and a list of member councils and transferable courses visit their website at http://www.arsc.net/ .
ANSWER: CLICK HERE to Fill out, and submit the online registration form. Within 24 hours a
Answer: No, however, if your employees are scheduled for courses that require a TWIC
Also known as: The "Safety Card", the "OSHA Card", or Basic Lake Charles (13 BLC)
Answer: To get a replacement card, bring proper ID to the Safety Council check-in window. The charge is $10.00.
Answer: We require State or Government issued picture ID (US Drivers License, TWIC, US Military ID, Department of Corrections Card, or International Passport).
Answer: If less than four years has passed from the expiration date, you are eligible to take the computer based Basic Orientation Plus Refresher course. If more than four years have elapsed you must retake the Basic Orientation Plus Class.