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The Mine Safety and Training Division offers free training for individuals interested in obtaining a blaster's license and/or certificate or an explosives license.

All individuals whose duties include the direct supervision of blasting operations at surface coal and non-coal mining operations are required to possess a blaster's license or certificate. Individuals who intend to acquire, store, use, possess, transfer and dispose of explosive materials are required, with limited exceptions, to obtain an explosives license. For the most up to date training schedules for the licenses/certificates please contact the Mine Safety and Training division at 217-782-9976, or email Linda.Raufer@illinois.gov

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