IADC offers accreditation for Health, Safety Environmental HSE Orientation Programs that meet the criteria established by the Associations Health, Safety Environment Committee. The key objective of RigPass is to provide new employees with a basic orientation of rig operations and safe work practices. Ideally, this should occur before the employee begins work at the rig. However, due to various logistical conditions in the drilling industry, this will not always be possible. Companies with in-house programs are encouraged to establish policies to ensure that their new employees complete the RigPass orientation as soon as it is practical. This program includes an IADC accredited certificate.