Asbestos Training

Asbestos training for professionals engaged in asbestos-related activity is required under the Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) Asbestos Model Accreditation Plan (MAP). The MAP mandates the use of accredited asbestos professionals when conducting asbestos work activity at schools and public and commercial buildings. It provides guidance to states on the minimum asbestos training requirements for the following asbestos certifications.  ATC Asbestos courses are CONES (Consortium of Northeast States) approved.  

Some of our courses have been approved by the MA Board of Building Regulations & Standards for Continuing Education Credits toward renewal of a MA Construction Supervisor license.  Applicable credits are listed after the course.  Our Asbestos Awareness course is also offered online, click on “Online Training” at the top of page.  

Asbestos Supervisor/Contractor Initial

This 40-Hr. Asbestos Supervisor Initial Certification course is required for individuals who will work on or supervise workers performing asbestos abatement work site activities or who will own or operate an abatement business.  Course includes hands-on activities and exercises to simulate a real-life work environment.  Accreditations:  MA, CT, VT, NH, ME, RI, NYS (6 MA CE Credits)

Asbestos Supervisor/Contractor Refresher

This annual required Refresher training course is 8 hours in length and provides an update on industry-related information on state-of-the-art asbestos abatement methods and procedures and on state and federal regulations.  (6 MA CE Credits)

Asbestos Worker Initial

This 32-hour Asbestos Abatement Worker Initial Certification course is required for individuals who perform asbestos abatement work activity. Accreditations:  MA, CT, VT, NH, ME, RI, NYS

Asbestos Worker Refresher

The annual required Asbestos Abatement Worker Refresher training course is 8 hours in length and provides updated industry related information.

Asbestos Inspector Initial

This 24-hour Asbestos Inspector Initial Certification course is required for those individuals who want to conduct inspections and assessments for asbestos containing materials (ACM). As an accredited Asbestos Inspector, you may conduct asbestos building inspections to identify and assess the condition of ACM for asbestos building surveys including activities for building renovation, building demolition and property assessments.  Accreditations:  MA, CT VT, NH, ME, RI, NYS

Asbestos Inspector Refresher

This annual required  Asbestos Inspector Refresher training course is 4 hours in length and provides an update on industry-related information and on state and federal regulations.  Accreditations:  MA, CT VT, NH, ME, RI, NYS

Management Planner Initial

Initial training for individuals who will be responsible for the analysis of site inspection reports, hazard assessments and the development of appropriate management actions for the control of asbestos in the facility.  This course is 16 hours in length.  Prerequisite:  Site Inspector course, Accreditations:  MA, CT, VT, NH, ME, RI, NYS

Management Planner Refresher

This annual required Management Planner Refresher is 8 hours in length and provides an update on required topics, current industry trends and state and federal regulations.  Prerequisite:  Site Inspector Refresher

Project Monitor Initial

This 40-hour initial training course is for individuals who will monitor a response action for compliance with contract/job specifications and regulatory requirements; who will perform visual inspections of a job site before, during and after a response action is taken; and who will perform air monitoring during a response action and for re-occupancy testing of the work area.  Accreditations:  MA, CT, NH, ME, RI, NYS

Project Monitor Refresher

This annual required Project Monitor Refresher course is 8 hours in length and provides an update on required topics, current industry trends and state and federal regulations.  

Project Designer Initial

This 24-hour consultant level program is for accreditation to design asbestos abatement specifications for schools and commercial/public building as required by federal and state regulations. Accreditations:  MA, CT, NH, ME, RI, NYS

Project Designer Refresher

This annual required Project Designer Refresher is 8 hours in length and provides an update on required topics, current industry trends and state and federal regulations.

Operations & Maintenance Initial Training

This course is 16 hours in length and is for in-plant custodial, trades and maintenance staff who may disturb asbestos doing building maintenance or construction activities.  Meets AHERA guidelines for school custodial and maintenance staff, and includes updates for public facilities and commercial buildings on the amended OSHA Construction standard.  

Operations & Maintenance Refresher

This annual refresher course is 4 hours in length and provides an update on O & M topics and regulations.

NIOSH 582 Equivalency

This 40-hour course is designed to train personnel responsible for asbestos air monitoring and analysis.  Course topics include pump calibration, Phase Contract Microscope components and set-up, slide mounting and fiber counting.  Completion of course meets state and federal requirements.  Content of course covers NIOSH Analytical Method 7400.  

AHERA Designated Person Training

This 8-hour training course is for individuals appointed as the “Designated Person” in a school system to ensure the proper implementation of the AHERA Management Plan requirements.     

Asbestos Hazard Awareness (Class IV) Training

This is an awareness course for maintenance, and custodial staff and is 2 hours in length.  Topics include background of asbestos, potential location of asbestos and recognition, health effects and OSHA regulations.  Complies with AHERA and OSHA minimum employee training requirements.  ATC also offers this as an online course.  Please click on “Online Training” at the top of the page.  

Asbestos Roofing Course

This 8-hour Asbestos Roofing course covers the regulations and requirements for any contractor who will be removing intact (non-friable) asbestos roofing. The course covers the OSHA 1926.1101 standard and any State asbestos standards that would apply.  Most states will allow general contractors to remove asbestos intact (non-friable) roofing, but some states will not.

Asbestos Training Calendar