12-11-2023 - Asbestos Building Inspector Initial - Kenner, LA

Training Provider: Mendez Environmental Training Services

Dates: MO Dec 11, TU Dec 12, WE Dec 13 from 8:30am to 5:00pm

Location: Kenner, LA

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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.


Topics To Be Covered Include:

  • Types and Uses of Asbestos
  • Potential Health Effects of Asbestos Exposure
  • Federal and State Regulatory Framework
  • Function, Qualifications, and Role of Inspectors
  • Building Systems
  • Public/Employee/Building Occupant Relations
  • Pre-Inspection Planning
  • Physical Assessment of Friable and Non-Friable ACM
  • Respiratory Protection and Personal Protective Equipment
  • Legal Liabilities
  • Bulk Sampling Documentation and Recordkeeping
  • Field Experiences and Hands-On Skill Sets


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.

CertificatesSame day as course completion
ParkingMake sure to request a parking pass on day of registration
FoodSnacks and coffee will be provided
STATE REQUIREMENTS (Asbestos Building Inspector Initial)**
Individual PrerequisitesMust provide high school diploma or GED
Accrediting BodyLouisiana Department of Environmental Quality
Individual App Requirements$264 annually
Individual Exam And FeesNo 3rd-Party Exam
Company Application Requirements$300 initial; $125 annual renewal
Refresher TrainingApplicants must successfully complete a refresher course in the same discipline as their initial course. Refresher training is annual. Refresher is a half a day, 4 hour course.
** 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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Asbestos Building Inspector Initial
review userJared M.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on February 24, 2022
I am one of those weird people that enjoys learning new things. I have sat in many courses where I felt like I did not learn... I am one of those weird people that enjoys learning new things. I have sat in many courses where I felt like I did not learn anything, or much at all. At Mendez Environmental, I felt like I could have sat in the class several more days. I learned so much there. Kevin made the course very interesting and fun. I will definitely be back to take other courses with them. What a great group of people there!

1005 Veterans Memorial Boulevard, Kenner, LA 70062

MO Dec 11, TU Dec 12, WE Dec 13 from 8:30am to 5:00pm

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Mendez Environmental aims to continue to deliver quality training to existing first responders and hazardous waste workers around the United States and Canada. We adapt health and safety training in response to the emerging "greening" of traditional construction jobs, specifically related to energy conservation, alternative energy, building retrofits, and deconstruction.

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