Asbestos Training Courses

2 hours
$300 | base session
10 attendees | included
$20.00 per additional attendee

Course Description:

The Asbestos Awareness Course is a two-hour introductory training that explains the basic safety and regulatory information regarding asbestos, and satisfies employer requirements for OSHA, EPA, and AHERA compliance.

The purpose of the course is to provide sufficient information to identify those building materials that may potentially cause exposures in their work areas to workers who work around- but who will not disturb- installed asbestos materials. The course also provides information on required safety measures and controls that must be provided by employers on all job sites.

The course topics include: historic uses of asbestos, health effects, building materials that may contain asbestos, what to do when encountering potential asbestos materials, and how to clean up a minor asbestos disturbance. All asbestos certifications must be renewed annually.

16 hours
$300 | per person

Course Description:

This course is designed to allow in-house workers (employed directly by the building owner for custodial or maintenance work) to perform minor asbestos removal operations as part of a required maintenance operation. The course is similar to the asbestos worker course but focuses on glove bag removal of small amounts of material (> 3 linear feet) for operational needs only.

The course topics include: historic uses of asbestos, health effects, asbestos glove bag removal, cleaning up after asbestos projects, personnel protective equipment, emergency response procedures, and waste disposal. Includes course certification exam; all asbestos certifications must be renewed annually.

Please Note:

As per Michigan Public Act 135, outside contractors may not take this course for the purpose of removing asbestos in buildings where they work, or to avoid becoming a licensed asbestos supervisor or contractor.

8 hours
$1,000 | base session
10 attendees | included
$80.00 per additional attendee

Course Description:

Those who successfully complete this course are qualified to remove certain types of non-friable asbestos-containing materials (ACM), such as floor tile, roofing, or siding in an intact state. This certification satisfies the OSHA Asbestos in Construction Standard for specific types of Class II removal, while allowing flooring and roofing contractors to legally avoid requirements to become full asbestos abatement contractors; however, the training requires adherence to very specific removal techniques, cleaning methods, and documentation practices.

The course topics include: historical uses of asbestos, health effects, material-specific asbestos removal methods, cleaning up after asbestos projects, personnel protective equipment & respirator use, waste disposal, and job documentation for OSHA compliance.

The course is eight (8) hours for workers performing labor, with an additional OSHA requirement for a licensed asbestos abatement supervisor present onsite to oversee and document the project. All asbestos certifications must be renewed annually.

Please Note:

This one-day certification does not qualify an individual or company to remove any friable ACM, such as asbestos-containing insulation, pipe materials, drywall compound, or popcorn ceilings, or to remove any ACM using methods that will render the material non-intact (sanding, grinding, scarifying). While this class will allow employees to remove one specific non-friable material without being licensed, they must still follow applicable asbestos removal and disposal techniques to remain in proper compliance with OSHA standards.

32 hours
Initial course
$650 | per person

Course Description:

The Asbestos Abatement Worker (Initial) Course is an EPA/State of Michigan accreditation course that is required in order to perform asbestos abatement activities within the State of Michigan.

This is full four-day (32 hour) course teaching the fundamentals of performing asbestos abatement activities, including: historic uses of asbestos, health effects, asbestos removal and containment methods, cleaning up after asbestos projects, personnel protective equipment & respirator use, employee decontamination, and proper waste disposal.

This course includes the State-approved exam for individual certification, after which attendees are eligible to submit certification and fees to the State of Michigan to become licensed as asbestos abatement workers.

Please Note:

As per Michigan Public Act 135, outside contractors and their employees who engage in the removal of asbestos from buildings must first become a licensed asbestos abatement worker or supervisor, and work for a licensed asbestos abatement contractor (company). Further, this same act requires that these certifications be renewed annually ( see under Abatement Worker in Refresher Training ). While the required applications and exam are provided during the training course, the fees for this licensing are not included in the cost of the training course.

40 hours
Initial course
$750 | per person

Course Description:

The Asbestos Abatement Contractor/Supervisor initial course is an EPA/State of Michigan required course in order to supervise and manage asbestos abatement activities within the State of Michigan.

This accredited five-day course teaches the detailed requirements for maintaining regulatory compliance and worker safety during asbestos abatement, including historic uses of asbestos, health effects, asbestos removal and containment methods, cleaning up after asbestos projects, personnel protective equipment & respirator use, employee decontamination, and proper waste disposal.

In addition, it provides helpful guidance on environmental supervision and management techniques, and legal liabilities, insurance requirements, contract specifications, and OSHA & EPA recordkeeping requirements.

Michigan asbestos regulations require the presence of at least one Asbestos Abatement Supervisor for the performance of all asbestos removal activities. Upon completion of this course, workers must submit certificate and fees to the State of Michigan to obtain their State certification as asbestos abatement supervisors.

Please Note:

As per Michigan Public Act 135, outside contractors and their employees who engage in the removal of asbestos from buildings must first become a licensed asbestos abatement worker or supervisor, and work for a licensed asbestos abatement contractor (company). Further, this same act requires that these certifications be renewed annually ( see under Abatement Contract/Supervisor in Refresher Training ). While the required applications and exam are provided during the training course, the fees for this licensing are not included in the cost of the training course.

24 hours
Initial course
$450 | per person

Course Description:

The Asbestos Inspector initial course is an EPA/State of Michigan required course in order to perform asbestos sampling and inspection activities in all buildings within the State of Michigan.

This three-day course teaches the requirements of performing asbestos inspections in public, commercial and school buildings through topics that include historic uses of asbestos, health effects, types of asbestos materials, location of asbestos materials in buildings, proper sampling methods, and required documentation and report creation standards.

Upon completion of this course, attendees must submit certificate and fees to the State of Michigan to obtain their State certification as asbestos inspectors, prior to conducting inspection activities. Michigan requires that applicants must be able to document either a) one year of experience in asbestos-related work (25%) or general building inspections related to environmental and health concerns or b) at least five years experience with supervisory experience in general building operations and maintenance.

Please Note:

Michigan OSHA regulations and Federal EPA regulations require that any individual who engages in the testing of materials to determine asbestos content must first become a licensed asbestos inspector. Further, this same act requires that this certification be renewed annually ( see Asbestos Inspector in Refresher Training ). While the required applications and exam are provided during the training course, the fees for this licensing are not included in the cost of the training course.

16 hours
Initial course
$300 | per person

Course Description:

The Asbestos Management Planner initial course is an EPA/State of Michigan required course in order to define asbestos response actions and asbestos maintenance plans in school buildings within the State of Michigan.

This is two-day course teaches the requirements of producing asbestos management plans following completion of mandated asbestos inspections and reinspections in public and private primary and secondary school buildings, as required by Federal law.

The course topics include reviewing and interpreting asbestos inspection data, a detailed review of Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) requirements, producing management plans and operations & maintenance (O&M) programs, and required documentation and report creation standards.  Upon completion of this course, attendees must submit their certificate and fees to the State of Michigan to obtain their State certification as Asbestos Management Planners.

Attendees must hold current certification as an Asbestos Inspector to qualify for Management Planner accreditation. Further, this same act requires that this certification be renewed annually (see under Refresher training). Additionally, applicants must also be able to document either a) no less than two years of experience in asbestos-related work (25%) or b) at least five years of experience in school building operations and maintenance.

Please Note:

Federal EPA regulations require that any individual who engages in determining asbestos hazards in school buildings (K-12) must first obtain maintain accreditation as a licensed asbestos management planner. While the required applications and exam are provided during the training course, the fees for this licensing are not included in the cost of the training course.

24 hours
Initial course
$400 | per person

Course Description:

The Asbestos Project Designer initial course is an EPA/State of Michigan required course in order to plan and design asbestos response actions in public and private primary and secondary school buildings, as required by Federal law, within the State of Michigan.

This three-day course teaches the detailed requirements for planning, designing and writing specifications for asbestos abatement projects through course topics that include using building drawings and data to design abatement projects, meeting and planning with building owners, designing usage patterns during abatement activities, specification writing, overcoming challenges posed by various response actions, legal liabilities, and industry insurance requirements. Upon completion of this course, attendees must submit their certificate and fees to the State of Michigan to obtain their State certification as Asbestos Project Designers.

In order to become accredited as a Project Designer, applicants must be able to document either a) no less than two years of experience in asbestos-related work (25%) or b) at least five years of experience in school building operations and maintenance. Further, this same act requires that this certification be renewed annually (see under Refresher training).

Please Note:

Federal EPA regulations require that any individual who designs response actions for asbestos hazards in school buildings (K-12) must first obtain accreditation as a licensed asbestos project designer. While the required applications and exam are provided during the training course, the fees for this licensing are not included in the cost of the training course.

Asbestos Refreshers

Abatement Worker, Contractor/Supervisor, Inspector, Planner, Project Designer