Asbestos Training

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Asbestos is known to cause human cancer. Therefore, to protect employees, building occupants, and the public, federal EPA, OSHA, DOT and most states require that if you design or conduct asbestos projects, inspect for asbestos in buildings or on structures, or package or ship asbestos-containing materials, including wastes, you must be trained. And, in many cases you must also be EPA-accredited or state-licensed.

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Our asbestos courses are designed to help you protect yourself and your company while enabling you to meet these regulatory requirements. Our initial training courses all incorporate significant hands-on training and we provide valuable reference materials and job aids in every course.

Listed are all of our asbestos training courses, including both courses which can only be offered by EPA- or state-approved training course providers and courses which are designed to meet other regulatory requirements. Persons seeking state asbestos licensing must take the appropriate approved accreditation course.

Approved Asbestos Accreditation Courses

  • Building Inspector
    • Initial : 24 hours (3 days), including hands-on, classroom, and test.
    • Refresher : 4 hours (0.5 day), including classroom, and test.
  • Management Planner
    • Initial : 16 hours (2 days), including hands-on, classroom, and test.
    • Refresher : 4 hours (0.5 day), including classroom, and test.
  • Project Designer
    • Initial : 24 hours (3 days), including hands-on, classroom, and test.
    • Refresher : 8 hours (1 day), including classroom, and test.
  • Project Supervisor
    • Initial : 40 hours (5 days), including hands-on, classroom, and test.
    • Refresher : 8 hours (1 day), including classroom, and test.
  • Abatement Worker
    • Initial : 32 hours (4 days), including hands-on, classroom, and test.
    • Refresher : 8 hours (1 day), including classroom, and test.

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These courses can be offered as customized training, but they are taught regularly at our Indianapolis facility. In addition to completing the course and scoring at least 70% on the course exam, you must receive a state license.

Our courses are accepted for licensing in Indiana, Illinois and in states requiring only EPA approval, such as Kentucky, Michigan, and Ohio. Call us regarding other states you might be interested in. (Sorry, Missouri requirements make it impossible for us to be approved there.)

Other OSHA-, EPA-Required Training

Regularly Scheduled Courses

While these courses do not require an EPA- or OSHA-approved training course provider, the Institute courses incorporate hands-on training and information resources that are not available to most employers. These courses can be customized to meet your needs.

  • Managing Asbestos in Buildings (EPA AHERA Designated Person and Asbestos Project Managers at non-school buildings)
    • Initial : 8 hours (1 day), including hands-on and classroom.
    • Refresher : Not required, but may take the original course again 8 hours (1 day), including hands-on and classroom.
  • Asbestos Operations and Maintenance Worker (OSHA and EPA)
    • Initial : 16 hours (2 days), including hands-on, classroom, and test.
    • Refresher : 4 hours (0.5 day), including hands-on, classroom, and elf-scoring test. (OSHA rules allow as little as 2 hours for customized O&M refreshers.)

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Customized Training Courses

These courses are offered only as customized training. While these courses are required by OSHA, they do not require an EPA-approved training course provider, since the employer is always allowed to provide OSHA training. However, Institute courses may be your best choice, since they incorporate hands-on training and information resources that are not available to most employers.

  • Asbestos Awareness
    • Initial : 2 hours. (OSHA, AHERA)
    • Refresher : Required annually, but no time specified. (OSHA)
  • Asbestos Asphaltic Pipeline Wrap Maintenance Worker
    • Initial : 4 hours including hands-on, classroom, and self-scored test. (OSHA)
    • Refresher : Required annually, but no time specified. (OSHA)
  • Asbestos Flooring Supervisor
    • Initial : 12 hours, including hands-on, classroom, and test. However, our regularly scheduled 16-hour O&M Worker can also be used to meet this requirement. (OSHA)
    • Refresher : Required annually, but no time specified. (OSHA)
  • Asbestos Flooring Worker
    • Initial : 8 hours, including hands-on, classroom, and self-scoring test. (OSHA)
    • Refresher : Required annually, but no time specified. (OSHA)
  • Asbestos Packings and Gasket Maintenance Worker
    • Initial : 4 hours, including hands-on, classroom, and self-scoring test. (OSHA)
    • Refresher : Required annually, but no time specified. (OSHA)
  • Asbestos Roofing Supervisor
    • Initial : 40 hours Asbestos Abatement Supervisor Initial course (5 days), includes hands-on and classroom training, and test; no time specified for incidental roofing removal. (Click on "Get Full Description" below.) (OSHA)
    • Refresher : Annual: 8 hours (1 day), including classroom and test forAsbestos Abatement Supervisors (see Project Supervisor); no time specified for incidental roofing removal. 
  • Asbestos Roofing Worker
    • Initial : 8 hours (1 day), including hands-on, classroom, and self-scoring test; no time specified for incidental roofing removal.  (OSHA)
    • Refresher : Annual: no time specified. (OSHA)

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