08-19-2024 - Asbestos Building Inspector Initial - Willowbrook, IL

Training Provider: Occupational Training and Supply OTS

Dates: MO Aug 19, TU Aug 20, WE Aug 21 from 8:00am to 4:00pm

Location: Willowbrook, IL

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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
ParkingFree parking available on site
FoodBreakfast provided
STATE REQUIREMENTS (Asbestos Building Inspector Initial)**
Individual Prerequisites-Participants must be 18 years old -Minimum of 1,040 hours experience inspecting buildings for ACBM, or a minimum of 3,120 hours of experience in direct planning of construction projects and/or construction project inspections.
Accrediting BodyIllinois Department of Public Health
Individual App Requirements$50 annually
Individual Exam And FeesNo 3rd-Party Exam
Company Application Requirements$250 for initial review. $500 fee after approval
Refresher TrainingRenewal fees are the same as the initial fees. A $15 late fee may apply if the applicant does not renew by the required date. A reinstatement fee of either $50, $100, or $150 (depending on the discipline) may be charged in addition to the application fee if the applicant’s license has been expired for more than one year.
** 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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Below are the most recent student reviews for previous Asbestos Building Inspector Initial Courses. All reviews are from people who registered for and attended the course.
Average rating: Average Rating stars out of 5 stars ( 4.5 out of 5 stars - 4 4 student reviews)

Asbestos Building Inspector Initial
review userJonathan A.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on February 28, 2019
Instructors were very good. Instructors were very good.
Asbestos Building Inspector Initial
review userAndrew G.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on August 30, 2018
Great course! Excellent instructors with lots of real world experience! Great course! Excellent instructors with lots of real world experience!
Asbestos Building Inspector Initial
review userCraig B.
3 stars out of 5 stars attended on December 29, 2014
I felt it coud have had a more hands on approach for the live "inspection process" for the new person is new to the whole... I felt it coud have had a more hands on approach for the live "inspection process" for the new person is new to the whole process. But an actual field visit to a live building would educate the student much quicker and the thought process would sink in to learn. Also, the covered material needs to be discussed in more comprhensive detail to enusre the concepts and information are truly understood
Asbestos Building Inspector Initial
review userMonika M.
5 stars out of 5 stars attended on December 21, 2014
I learned a lot in the three days I was in class. The instructors, especially Jeff who was with us for two days was just... I learned a lot in the three days I was in class. The instructors, especially Jeff who was with us for two days was just a wealth of knowledge and he shared with us his experiences working in field as an asbestos inspector, what to expect on the job, what to do and what not to do. I think that he is a true pioneer in the asbestos inspection business in Chicago area and I am really glad I was able to learn from him. I would also like to comment on Mark, our third day instructor who did a great job reviewing the material with us. It was a little intimidating at first to get called out for an answer, but that made me really think about what I have learned in the past three days and it was actually very helpful on the day of the test. I also found the hands on practical exercises very helpful. Handling the sampling tools and doing a mock sampling showed me the difference between different materials I will be sampling and the different techniques used for each.

7233 S Adams Street, Willowbrook, IL 60527

MO Aug 19, TU Aug 20, WE Aug 21 from 8:00am to 4:00pm

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Occupational Training and Supply (OTS) is the Midwest leader for environmental, health and safety training. We provide quality training by using experienced industry instructors, a fully equipped facility with real-life demonstrations, state of-the-art equipment, and hands-on training. Our areas of training include asbestos, lead-based paint, EPA Lead RRP Safety, mold remediation, hazwoper, osha safety including respiratory, scaffolding and fall protection training, plus more! OTS can also host your group training at our facility for up to 30 people or we can bring training to your jobsite, office, or warehouse. We are a certified WBE (Woman Business Enterprise) through the State of Illinois and City of Chicago.

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