Asbestos Air Monitoring

  • Review of asbestos air monitoring issues
  • Collecting and documenting asbestos air samples
  • Calibration of pumps, use of pumps, collecting samples, understanding the results of analysis
  • AHERA final clearance issues

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Asbestos Awareness

  • History, uses, and health effects of asbestos
  • Regulations (state and federal)
  • Recognizing damaged or deteriorated ACM
  • Activities that may or may not be performed relating to asbestos
  • Designed for custodial and maintenance personnel

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Building Inspector Refresher

  • Regulatory and industry updates
  • New developments and state of the art technology
  • Review of sampling techniques and building material identification
  • Essential for annual re-certification


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CAC Prep Course

  • Course to those taking the CAC (Certified Asbestos Consultant) course in California
  • Building inspection, abatement project design, contract administration, sample collection, preparation of asbestos management plans, clearance monitoring, and supervision of Site Surveillance Technicians.

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Contractor / Supervisor Refresher

  • Review of material presented in the initial 5 day course
  • Update of regulations and current issues in the abatement industry
  • Personal protection and state of the art practices
  • Essential for annual re-certification

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Management Planner Refresher

  • Regulatory and industry updates
  • New developments and state of the art technology
  • New planning techniques and operations & maintenance techniques
  • Updates on EPA guidance documents


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Operations & Maintenance Refresher

  • Training of maintenance level disturbance or small scale short duration work
  • OSHA methods for isolating dust generating processes
  • Review of OSHA required elements such as regulated areas and competent persons



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OSHA Class II Transite Pipe Removal

  • Removing transite pipe (asbestos cement pipe)
  • Training requirement depends on state








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Project Designer Refresher

  • Details for asbestos response actions in public, commercial and industrial buildings
  • Alternative control methods for Class I Work.
  • All aspects of asbestos removal
  • Budgeting/Cost Estimation
  • Writing Abatement Specifications
  • Preparing Abatement Drawings
  • Contract Delivery Options
  • Future Design Considerations

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Spanish Worker Refresher

  • Review of asbestos abatement regulations
  • Examples of jobsite situations and solutions to problems
  • Personal protection and state of the art practices

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Worker Refresher (English)

  • Review of asbestos abatement regulations
  • Examples of jobsite situations and solutions to problems
  • Personal protection and state of the art practices

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Testimonial

 For over twenty years I’ve had the privilege of working with the Asbestos Institute and Bill Cavness. As a former regulator, I could always depend on the knowledge of Institute members in developing policy determinations and providing outreach to the regulated community. I would unhesitatingly recommend the Asbestos Institute to anyone in need of environmental training.”

Robert S. Trotter, U.S. EPA Retired Former U.S. EPA/NESHAP Coordinator

Why take asbestos training?

  • Asbestos training and certification is required by federal and local regulations if asbestos containing materials are to be contacted or disturbed by any employee
  • There are serious health effects from exposure to this proven human carcinogen
  • Construction work in most buildings disturbs asbestos containing material

Asbestos training is required by federal, state and local regulations for employees who may remove, disturb or come into contact with asbestos containing materials (ACM).

Because asbestos is a proven human carcinogen which causes a variety of diseases resulting in early mortality, congress began regulating asbestos in about 1970 principally through the Clean Air Act (CAA), the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) and the Occupational Safety and Health Act (OSHA).

However, even if we did not have asbestos regulations, the workforce in the U.S. needs asbestos awareness and abatement training in order to avoid asbestos exposure which results in 10’s of thousands of deaths annually. This number of early mortality cases is still increasing at an alarming rate every year. The most affected industry is construction/facility maintenance workers, followed by long-term occupants of buildings contaminated by uncontrolled ACM disturbance.

Why train with The Asbestos Institute?

  • The Asbestos Institute has been in business since 1988 and works closely with local and regional regulators in both a training and advisory capacity
  • The Asbestos Institute is one of a small handful of federal EPA accredited training sites in the US and the only one in Arizona
  • The Asbestos Institute is also accredited by CAL-OSHA in all 10 of the Model Accreditation Plan training courses, allowing the trainee to work in CA
  • The Asbestos Institute is privately funded, a member of the Better Business Bureau, as well as the National Federation of Independent Business

How to Earn Asbestos Certification?

  • Determine which asbestos training course fits your needs
  • Attend initial asbestos training course or complete your course online (if offered), complete hands-on requirements, and pass necessary test following completion of course
  • Receive asbestos certificate and personal photo ID card
  • Each course requires an annual refresher course that may be taken in the classroom or online through The Asbestos Institute. The most popular training locations are Phoenix, Flagstaff, Tucson, San Diego, Las Vegas, and Sacramento.