This Asbestos Building Inspector Initial training course accredits individuals to assess the condition of asbestos material and report the results. Any person who performs the tasks involved in the asbestos survey, identification and assessment of the condition of asbestos and asbestos material, or who is involved in the collection of bulk samples of asbestos material for laboratory analysis, needs this training.
Training for asbestos abatement professionals is required under the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act of 1986 (AHERA), which is the authority under which EPA issued the EPA Asbestos Model Accreditation Plan. This course has been granted full approval by the EPA and various States to meet AHERA and ASHARA accreditation requirements for asbestos work in K-12 schools, as well as in public and commercial buildings.
OSHA requires that all surfacing material - (i.e. sprayed-on or trowled-on materials) and all thermal systems insulation must be presumed to be asbestos containing materials (PACM) in buildings constructed before 1981. OSHA also requires that in these same buildings, all vinyl, resilient, and asphaltic flooring, and the associated mastics and backings must be assumed to be asbestos containing. Only laboratory analysis of samples obtained by a trained and certified asbestos building inspector can rebut OSHAs position on PACM or flooring in buildings constructed before 1981. Building owners, and those involved with construction activities, must identify all asbestos containing materials in the areas of construction via due diligence.
An Asbestos Inspector must possess a valid Inspector certificate and have a copy of their certificate with them at all times while working on the project. This workshop prepares you to immediately apply your knowledge to the field, with extensive hands-on training and real-world examples from experienced instructors. It combines lectures, discussions, and hands-on demonstrations.
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Please Note: Your state has detailed education, experience and application processing requirements to qualify for licensing in the Asbestos field. Most states administer their own asbestos programs, and each state's Department of Environmental Protection/Health is generally the best place to start with questions about requirements and training. Students are responsible to verify these requirements prior to registering for a course.
|Certificates||Same day as course completion|
|Food||Coffee and snacks provided|
|STATE REQUIREMENTS (Asbestos Building Inspector Initial)**|
|Individual Prerequisites||Asbestos consultants must meet one of the following: Hold a current, active Florida license as a professional engineer, architect or geologist OR Be a diplomat of the American Board of Industrial Hygiene OR Be designated as a certified safety professional by the Board of Certified Safety Professionals. AND Must show satisfactory completion of ALL the following: A three-day inspector course; A two-day management planning course; A three-day project designer course; A three-day respiratory protection course; State Asbestos Consultants’ examination. Consultants must also demonstrate satisfactory completion of at least 10 asbestos projects within the last five years, which must be verified by the owner of the project, including notarized certification, and be submitted on the project verification forms provided with the application.|
|Accrediting Body||Florida Asbestos Licensing Unit|
|Individual App Requirements||Individuals who wish to conduct an asbestos survey, develop an operation and maintenance plan, monitor and evaluate asbestos abatement or prepare abatement specifications are required to be licensed by the state of Florida as an Asbestos Consultant. Government employees who have completed training described in Chapter 469.002, F.S. and performs work solely for his/her employer is not required to seek licensure with the state.|
|Individual Exam And Fees||For the FL Asbestos Consultant License, participants are required to take the state Asbestos Consultant Examination. This is a 3rd party exam and is not provided during the training classes.|
|Company Application Requirements||The Asbestos Consultant application fee is $367.50, plus a $32.50 testing fee. The cost to renew for consultants is $155.00|
|Refresher Training||Consultants must complete two days of refresher courses for each year of the license biennium for a total of 32 hours. All continuing education must be completed before licenses may be renewed. The course break down is as follows: One-half day surveys and mechanical systems (inspector) course; One-half day management planning course; One day project designer course|
|Reciprocity||No. Florida does not currently have reciprocal agreements or criteria for endorsement of applicants from other states. You must meet the Florida requirements for licensure and receive a passing score on the Florida examination.|
|** Please note that these details are provided for informational purposes only. Consult with your local state or regulatory body to confirm your requirements for your specific situation. Nothing on this website constitutes, or is meant to constitute, advice of any kind. It is simply a database of publicly available information that is meant to assist with research on certain topics but is no way guaranteed as complete or free of error.|
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