AdvanceOnline Solutions, Inc.
Your Partner in Safety


Our Mission

Keep You Safe

Our mission at AdvanceOnline Solutions is to Keep People Safe by delivering
high-quality safety training and services to companies and individuals.




Our experienced Certified Safety Professionals have the know-how to effectively and efficiently integrate our safety solutions into your business. We are committed to maintaining the flexibility to design and deliver the best safety services that you need to ensure the safety of your business and employees.


AdvanceOnline is an innovative, customer-driven, results-oriented company that values teamwork, integrity, mutual respect, and creativity in an open and casual work environment. We are dedicated to the achievement of our mission and excellence in everything we do.

Quality Education

AdvanceOnline is dedicated to creating high-quality courses featuring interactive graphics based on solid instructional design. Our courses engage and teach students important safety topics they can apply in the workplace – whether driving a truck, operating a forklift, or working on a construction site or manufacturing floor.

About AdvanceOnline Solutions

AdvanceOnline Solutions provides professional and educational environmental health and safety services to corporations, associations, and government agencies involved in many industries, including construction, transportation, manufacturing, energy, and utilities. We develop and deliver high-quality, affordable online and classroom training for students and corporations.  Our Business Solutions team works with customers to implement custom training solutions including content and delivery. In addition, our experienced Safety Service consultants design and build customer specific safety programs to maintain and exceed compliance to government, industry, and company defined safety standards and requirements.  

We have an extensive library of e-Learning and video-based content designed to help companies comply with federal health and safety regulations, including the OSHA Outreach titles: OSHA 10 Hour Construction, OSHA 30 Hour Construction, and OSHA 10 Hour General. We are one of a limited number of companies with the authority from OSHA to provide these courses. Our DOT content was developed in conjunction with the Department of Transportation and encompasses all of the acute and critical Federal Motor Carrier Safety Administration regulations.

AdvanceOnline’s management team has collectively over 75 years of experience in safety training development, delivery, and consulting. Our consulting team includes Certified Safety Professionals (CSP) and Industrial Hygienists with extensive years of experience in developing and implementing client-specific safety programs.  Our OSHA Authorized Trainers provide Onsite Training covering the OSHA Outreach Program courses and will customize an OSHA training plan to fit the customer's unique needs.  Our consulting services include full-time, part-time and job specific solutions in many areas including industrial hygiene monitoring, risk assessments, mock OSHA inspections, safety manual development and expert witness services.  

AdvanceOnline Solutions is Headquartered in Houston, Texas and employs a diverse workforce with considerable experience in safety training and consulting.

Online Safety Training

More than 200 safety courses -

  • All courses designed and built by industry experts so workers get the training they need to work safely
  • Industry leader in safety and compliance training for more than 20 years
Online Safety Training
Business Solutions

Flexible solutions for all industries. Companies large or small, local or nationwide.

  • Bulk Pricing
  • Bundles
  • Subscriptions
  • Custom Training Solutions
Business Solutions
Safety Services

Certified Safety Professionals with expertise in compliance and training focus on your company’s specific safety needs

  • Onsite Safety Training
  • Full or Part-time Safety Staffing
  • Safety Consultants to develop, evaluate and maintain your safety program
Safety Services

Over 20 Years of Leadership in Online Safety Training

AdvanceOnline Solutions is accredited by the International Association for Continuing Education and Training (IACET). AdvanceOnline complies with the ANSI/IACET Standard, which is recognized internationally as a standard of excellence in instructional practices. As a result of this accreditation, AdvanceOnline is authorized to issue the IACET CEU.

Our IACET Accreditation

President & CEO

Kent Urdahl

Kent Urdahl currently serves as the President & CEO of AdvanceOnline Solutions and as Chairman of the Board. He was promoted into these positions in 2009 after joining AdvanceOnline Solutions in 2006 as Chief Operating Officer. As CEO, Kent has increased the revenue significantly both organically and through acquisitions including 2 safety services companies and 2 digital video training providers. Before joining AdvanceOnline, Kent worked for Lexmark International (a former division of IBM) in various roles including District Sales Manager and EMEA Network Product Marketing Manager (based in Paris, France). He joined IBM in 1985 as an Engineer in the supplies division and worked on ink delivery systems for printers and typewriters. 

Kent graduated from St. Olaf College in 1983 with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Chemistry & Math. He graduated from Purdue University in 1985 with a Masters of Arts in Chemical Engineering. In 2005, Kent earned a Masters of Business Administration from Texas A&M University.

Board Member

John R. Oren

John Oren currently serves as a member of the Board of Directors and Chairman of the Compensation Committee for AdvanceOnline Solutions. He has served in these positions since 2007. He also serves as Chairman of the Board of Oren & McCormick Ventures, Inc. ("OMV") a company he founded in 1979. OMV invests in and operates logistics-oriented businesses. John founded SandBox Logistics in 2012 based upon his many patents focused on the frac sand logistics chain. SandBox was acquired by US Sillica in 2017. John serves as Co-Chairman of Wild Wing Capital LLC, a business that invests in and operates logistics focused technology businesses including TUYA Technologies LLC, where he also serves as Chief Executive Officer. John has founded a number of other public and private enterprises focused on same-day, express delivery and distribution of industrial products.

John graduated from the University of Houston in 1974 with a Bachelor of Science in Industrial Technology.