Asbestos Inspector Initial Course

This 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 asbestos containing materials for asbestos building surveys including activities for building renovation, building demolition and property assessments.

The Asbestos Inspector Initial training course is 24 hours and provides in-depth knowledge and instruction on state-of-the-art asbestos inspection methods and procedures including extensive real-life practical experience that you can immediately apply to your work activity. Get certified today and start working tomorrow.

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Available Courses

Date Day Time Location Price
November 26, 2018
November 27, 2018
November 28, 2018
Monday - Wednesday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm Denver, CO $500.00 (USD) Register
December 10, 2018
December 11, 2018
December 12, 2018
Monday - Wednesday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm Denver, CO $500.00 (USD) Register
January 14, 2019
January 15, 2019
January 16, 2019
Monday - Wednesday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm Denver, CO $500.00 (USD) Register
February 18, 2019
February 19, 2019
February 20, 2019
Monday - Wednesday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm Denver, CO $500.00 (USD) Register
March 25, 2019
March 26, 2019
March 27, 2019
Monday - Wednesday 8:00 am - 4:30 pm Denver, CO $500.00 (USD) Register


Course Objectives

The purpose of this course is to train individuals conducting asbestos inspections on methods and procedures including:

  • Understand roles and responsibilities of the asbestos building inspector
  • To become familiar with characteristics of asbestos and uses
  • Understand asbestos exposure and associated health effects
  • Understand building systems and components
  • Know legal, liability and relationship responsibilities
  • Understand pre-planning and asbestos inspection protocol
  • Assess conditions of asbestos containing materials
  • Report interpretation and development


Asbestos Inspector Initial Course Overview

  • Background Information on Asbestos
  • Potential Health Effects Related to Asbestos Exposure
  • Functions, Qualifications, and the Role of Building Inspectors
  • Legal Liabilities of Building Inspectors
  • Understanding Building Systems
  • Public/Employee/Building Occupant Relations
  • Pre-Inspection Planning and Review of Previous Inspection Records
  • Inspecting for Friable and Non-friable Asbestos-Containing Material
  • (ACM) and Assessing the Condition of Friable ACM
  • Bulk Sampling and Documentation
  • Personal Protective Equipment
  • Recordkeeping and Reporting
  • Regulatory Review

Frequently Asked Questions

How do I get certified as an asbestos Inspector?

To become a properly trained and accredited asbestos inspector you will need to seek training from a training provider that offers courses approved by the EPA or a state to conduct asbestos training pursuant to the Asbestos Model Accreditation Plan. Most states also require a license to perform this work. Your training course completion certificate is a general prerequisite to applying for such a license. The asbestos inspector training course is 3 days in length. EPA Accredited asbestos training courses are offered in five separate disciplines; Asbestos Abatement Worker, Asbestos Contractor/Supervisor, Asbestos Inspector, Asbestos Management Planner and Asbestos Project Designer. Some states may refer to these training disciplines by different, yet similar names.

How do I know if my state has additional requirements to become licensed as an asbestos inspector?

Many states administer an asbestos program including having additional requirements to become licensed as a licensed asbestos inspector. The Environmental Protection Agency has compiled a list names and contact numbers for states that administer their own asbestos program. If your state administers their own program, you should contact them to identify state-specific requirements for becoming licensed as an asbestos inspector.

What is the applicability of Federal asbestos inspector accreditation requirements under the Asbestos Hazard Emergency Response Act (AHERA) to real estate appraisers?

Real estate appraisers may not assess the suspected presence, location, or condition of asbestos in a school building or a public and commercial building during an appraisal unless they are accredited pursuant to the Toxic Substances Control Act (TSCA) and the Asbestos Model Accreditation Plan (MAP), as conducting an examination, either visual or physical, to determine whether a substance contains asbestos qualifies as an “inspection” as defined by the MAP. EPA advises real estate appraisers to obtain asbestos inspector training and accreditation only if they determine that they will be undertaking inspections and examinations that would fall within the activities that trigger accreditation requirements under TSCA and the MAP. If an appraiser relies entirely upon an existing asbestos inspection report for a particular building that they are appraising, for purposes of estimating the impact of the presence or condition of asbestos on the value of the property, that appraiser would not need to be accredited.


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